Suren Kahouaty is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is based in New York. Suren has more than 16 years of experience in comprehensive advisory services to clients related to complex accounting and financial reporting challenges. These services include assisting companies with transaction-related accounting needs, such as IPO readiness, assessing valuations of private companies, acquisitions and sales of private investments, carve outs, purchase accounting and finance integration. Additionally, Suren has experience implementing new or modified accounting standards, converting from one set of accepted accounting standards to another and addressing the operational challenges that result from changes to accounting processes and technology platforms. Suren has served both SEC registrants and non-public institutions and understands the complex financial reporting, internal control and regulatory requirements that accompany many of the matters mentioned above. Additionally, he has expertise in a broad range of investigative and litigation support matters, including internal investigations and asset tracing exercises.
Suren began his professional career with Deloitte’s Audit practice in New York, leading and supervising audits under Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) standards within the investment management industry. He has experience in all aspects of the industry, with a particular emphasis on family offices, wealth management and advisory corporate entities, as well as various investment products such as Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”), private equity funds and fund-of-funds. During this time, Suren focused on reviewing financial statement preparation and analysis, analysis of management fees, carried interest and waterfall calculations, capital calls, distributions, capital balances, financial highlights and valuations.
Suren moved to the Mexico City under Deloitte’s expatriate program within the Global Capital Markets Group (“GCMG”). During his time with the GCMG in Mexico, he was promoted to Partner and was responsible for advising and supporting the Chief Financial Officer with problems related to capital markets transactions, as well as complex technical accounting and operational issues. This included assisting companies with transactional accounting needs and leveraging technology to achieve optimum results. Suren was also part of Deloitte’s Spanish Latin-American National Office, where he focused his time as a Clearing Partner for fair value accounting, revenue recognition and leases in accordance with U.S. and international accounting standards.
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