Sam leads the Accounting Specialist team responsible for the EMEA and Asia Pacific region of S&P’s Corporate Ratings Group. Sam’s team provides direction on how financial statement information is analyzed and incorporated into S&P’s financial analysis and ratings considerations for companies across this region. Sam joined the company in 2010 and is based in London.
Sam’s expertise is called upon by S&P’s credit analysts on complex accounting areas such as derivatives, pensions, leases, scope of consolidation and other topics. His responsibilities include providing focused IFRS training for credit analysts across EMEA and considering the impact of changes in IFRS on S&P’s ratings criteria. He is also a key part of S&P’s outreach efforts to the IASB, FASB and regulators.
Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s, Sam spent 9 years at Deloitte where he led several large audits and transaction advisory projects, specializing within the Telecoms, Media and Technology sector. Sam is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and he holds an MA degree from Oxford University.