Speaker

Mitch Danaher

Mitch Danaher is responsible for accounting policy related matters at GE. He also analyzes proposed accounting standards and develops technical positions on emerging accounting issues and standard setting matters for GE as well as for the accounting technical committees he serves on. Danaher is currently a member of the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force and from 1997 to 2000 he served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Accounting Standards Committee, the predecessor of the International Accounting Standards Board. He is an Associate Member on Financial Executives International’s (FEI) Committee on Corporate Reporting (CCR).He also is a member of the Financial Reporting Committee (FRC) of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and served as the FRC’s Chairman from 2002 to 2004.

 

Prior to his current position, Danaher served in a variety of accounting and financial reporting positions at GE. He also completed a two-year assignment as an Industry Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board where he served as the initial project manager on the FASB’s joint project with the Accounting Standards Board of Canada on segment reporting. He began his career at GE as a college recruit into its Financial Management Program.

 

Danaher holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and a Master’s Degree in Financial Management from Fairfield University. He also holds a Certificate in Management Accounting earned through the IMA’s CMA Program. He is an active member of both the Institute of Management Accountants and Financial Executives International.