Chris Ackerlund is Head of Accounting Policy at Bank of America. In this role, he holds a leadership position focusing on providing technical accounting and reporting advice on various Treasury, Investment, and other Corporate accounting matters. Previous work experience for Chris includes working as Accounting Policy Director for AIG and as an Accounting Consultant in PwC's National Office focusing on Financial Instruments and Consolidations. Chris has spoken at multiple seminars and conferences focusing on accounting issues related to financial instruments and other technical accounting developments. He holds a Master's Degree from University of St Thomas and is a CPA.