Patricia C. O'Brien

Patricia C. O'Brien

Senior Consultant to CRA

Patricia C. O'Brien is Professor of Accounting and Associate Director for Research at the School of Accountancy, University of Waterloo. Professor O’Brien has written extensively on financial accounting topics, including corporate disclosure and financial reporting, and on the role of financial analysts in providing and interpreting information for capital markets. She is an associate editor of Contemporary Accounting Research and a member of the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. She has worked on a number of cases involving the preparation and interpretation of corporate financial disclosures, including issues of taxation, valuation, fraudulent reporting, and financial derivatives disclosure.

Education

PhD, Accounting and Econometrics, University of Chicago
MBA, University of Chicago
AB, Mathematics and Economics (cum laude), Cornell University