Roundtable on Fair Value Accounting Standards
Matthew L. Schroeder
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Matt is the Global Head of Accounting Policy. He is responsible for accounting policy as it relates both to the firm's own accounting under US GAAP and client accounting issues under US GAAP, IAS, and other major GAAP frameworks around the world. Internally, he is a member of the Structured Products Committee, and is the chair of the Client Accounting Review Team (CART) within the Controllers Division. Matt was named managing director in 2002. Matt is a member of FASB's Emerging Issues Task Force and plays an active role in the US standard-setting process. He is chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Dealer Accounting Committee and is active with other industry groups, such as the accounting policy committees of the American Securitisation Forum and the International Swaps and Derivative Association. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Matt worked for three years at Lehman Brothers, where he was director of accounting policy and SEC reporting. He began his career at Ernst & Young, where he worked for 11 years and focused on bank accounting and reporting issues. He then spent five years at Ambac Financial, the AAA-rated municipal bond insurer, as controller and chief financial officer for the financial services division. Matt became a CPA in 1983 and a CFA charterholder in 1990. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida in 1982.