Adjunct Professor, School of Business
Professor Kim Chatani is an Advisory Partner and Board member at Khronicle Partners, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm based in Irvine, CA. Concurrently, he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Board of Far East National Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiwan's Bank Sinopac, and is also a Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the board and Strategic Planning and Risk Management Committee at Ygeia Consulting Group, Inc., a healthcare management consultancy.
Professor Chatani’s experience includes numerous senior level positions at notable organizations: Audit Partner at Arthur Andersen, LLP and a Consulting Partner in charge of JD Edwards Business Solutions Group, Consulting Partner and Vice President of Technology Solutions at A.T. Kearney, Inc., Consulting Managing Director at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) and Director of Japanese Advisory Practice at KPMG, LLP
His audit and consulting clientele include many global and large enterprises such as: Union Bank, Yokohama Tire Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company, American Honda Finance Corporation, Equity Group Investments, CAE, Meritor, Inc., Stanley Electric, FANUC America Corporation, Subaru Isuzu Automotive, Inc., and Ford Motor Credit Company.
Professor Chatani is co-author of several Fraud Casebooks published by John Wiley & Sons of New York, is a contributing author for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s (AICPA) Examination on IFRS training programs, and is a speaker at various conferences for his vast “Big-4/8” public accounting and consulting knowledge in delivering audit, corporate strategy, and risk management services. He also provides his time to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as the Orange County Chapter’s Vice President and Board member.
He enjoys being an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at Concordia University, Irvine where he teaches Accounting 604,Finance 606, Governance and Risk Management 615 and International Finance 621. In addition, he teaches Auditing ACT 419, Financial Statements Analysis ACT 332 and FIN 332 and ACT 311 Intermediate Accounting at the Undergraduate level.
Educational and Professional Credentials:
- MBA in Finance from Boston University
- BS in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Certified Internal Services Auditor (CISA)
- Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA)
- Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
- Fluent in English and Japanese