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Speaker

Christopher Bolash, CPA

Christopher Bolash is a partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) practice. He has over twenty-five years of public accounting experience and has served a variety of clients throughout his career, ranging from publicly traded multinational companies to venture-backed, development stage companies.  He began his career with Arthur Andersen in San Jose, California and also worked in Hamburg, Germany from 1999 to 2002 as a US GAAP/SEC resource for emerging technology companies and large, multinational foreign registrants.

Mr. Bolash serves in the practice’s Technical Accounting Advisory Group, which helps clients build trust with their stakeholders through more timely, accurate and relevant financial reporting as they respond to changes in their business and in the economic and regulatory environment around them.  Prior to that role, he was one of the leaders of the FAAS practice’s team that supported clients on the implementation of the new revenue standard (both US GAAP and IFRS).

Previously, he was a partner in the firm’s New York-based National Professional Practice – Accounting Standards group. In this role, he was responsible for monitoring standard setting activities and assisting EY clients and engagement teams in understanding and implementing today’s complex accounting requirements under both US GAAP and IFRS.

Prior to joining the Professional Practice Group, Mr. Bolash was a Practice Fellow with the Financial Accounting Standards Board for two years. As a Practice Fellow, he was involved with various technical application and implementation projects, as well as some of the Board’s major projects. Prior to his fellowship, he was a senior manager in the EY’s Atlanta office, where he was a member of the regional Professional Practice Group and also served technology companies in the Atlanta area. 

He is a graduate of Stanford University and is a licensed CPA in New York.