FEI Bolsters Professional Staff

by FEI Daily Staff

Erik S. Bradbury joins as Financial Executives International's first Professional Accounting Fellow.

Financial Executives International (FEI), the association of choice for chief financial officers and other senior-level finance executives, today announced an addition to its professional staff to bolster the resources and expertise available to its membership, through its newly created Professional Accounting Fellow program.

Erik S. Bradbury joined as FEI’s first professional accounting fellow. In this role, Bradbury will support FEI’s advocacy, research and education initiatives on behalf of senior-level financial executives. The professional accounting fellow will direct the activities of FEI’s accounting policy staff as they advocate on behalf of members on proposals from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The Fellow will also provide recommendations on conference and peer networking initiatives, and support the organization’s ongoing participation in the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and the Anti-Fraud Collaboration. As part of his role as Fellow, he will also provide ongoing input to Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) research agenda and reports.

Professional Accounting Fellow candidates are nominated by their firms and commit to a two-year program at FEI, with the understanding that they will return to their firms at the end of the program period.

“We are honored that Erik has been chosen to represent our firm as FEI’s first professional accounting fellow,” said Rob Royall, a partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s Financial Accounting Advisory Services group. "FEI plays such an important role in our profession, and we are excited that Erik will be able to contribute to the mission of FEI, particularly with respect to assisting its members in adapting to accounting change."

“As we work to help our members stay at the forefront of financial leadership and research, we also continue to add experience and expertise to the professional staff at FEI,” said Andrej Suskavcevic, president and chief executive officer, FEI. “We welcome Erik and look forward to his perspective as a practitioner in his field to our advocacy and research work.”

The Professional Accounting Fellow will be based at FEI’s Morristown, N.J. Office.

Erik S. Bradbury Biography

Bradbury most recently was a senior manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services at Ernst & Young LLP, where he advised multinational corporations on financial reporting issues pertaining to capital transactions. He also developed and led training sessions for other professionals. In prior roles with EY’s National Office, Bradbury provided comments and firm views to FASB and EITF and led internal discussions with SEC and FASB on financial instrument accounting matters, primarily relating to financial instruments including derivatives, debt and equity. Bradbury joined Ernst & Young in 2004. He holds a bachelor of science in Accounting from Brigham Young University.