Kern Roberts promoted to Managing Director, Global Accounting Practice Lead at Chatham Financial
LONDON — May 30, 2023 — Chatham Financial, a global leader in financial risk management advisory and technology solutions, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kern Roberts to the role of Managing Director, Global Accounting Practice Lead. In this capacity, Kern will oversee the strategic direction and operational excellence of Chatham's global hedge accounting team.
Kern brings over 15 years of experience in accounting and financial risk management to his new role. His deep expertise, strong leadership skills, and commitment to client success make him the ideal choice for this critical position and reflects Chatham's ongoing dedication to delivering the highest quality service and expertise to its clients.
“I am honored to lead Chatham’s Global Accounting practice,” said Kern. “As the landscape of derivatives and hedge accounting continues to evolve, our team is well-positioned to navigate these changes and provide innovative solutions to our clients that align their accounting objectives with their broader capital market goals. This means having a team who are best in class in this technical specialism, and I remain committed to developing our accounting team members’ talents and investing in their continuing education.”
With a global presence and a client base spanning multiple industries, Chatham’s accounting team is widely recognized for its high degree of quality and expertise. The company collaborates frequently with accounting standards boards and audit firms on best practices and emerging regulations, ensuring the highest level of accuracy and compliance.
“Kern’s exceptional track record, combined with his deep knowledge of accounting, makes him the perfect fit for this role,” said Amanda Breslin, Chatham’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are confident that under his leadership, Chatham will continue to be at the forefront of the industry, providing our clients with unparalleled guidance and support in managing their risk and hedge accounting challenges. Kern and team’s expertise combined with our accounting technology capabilities work in concert to address specific client needs and optimize their programs."
In the near decade since Kern joined Chatham, he’s served in several roles and functions in the practice, most recently leading Chatham’s European Hedge Accounting team. Prior to joining Chatham, Kern held accounting and audit positions at Barclays, Smith & Williamson, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and Arram Berlyn Gardner. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Warwick in Politics and Sociology. Kern has represented Chatham on a number of working groups during his tenure including the ISDA European Accounting Working Group, the ECB accounting sub-group, and the Accounting Taskforce supporting the Bank of England Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, recently appointed to the organization’s Corporate Reporting Faculty Board.
About Chatham Financial
Chatham Financial is the largest independent financial risk management advisory and technology firm. A leader in debt and derivative solutions, Chatham provides clients with access to in-depth knowledge, innovative tools, and an incomparable team of over 700 employees to help mitigate risks associated with interest rate, foreign currency, and commodity exposures. Founded in 1991, Chatham serves more than 3,500 companies across a wide range of industries — handling over $1 trillion in transaction volume annually and helping businesses maximize their value in the capital markets, every day. To learn more, visit chathamfinancial.com.
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