Tony Aaron serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California and has been appointed as Director of the USC SEC and Financial Reporting Institute.
He has spent over 37 years in financial analysis. The majority of his career took place at Ernst & Young LLP, where is served in various leadership capacities including West Region Leader of Valuation Services, Greater Washington DC Leader of Valuation Services, and Americas Leader of Quality and Risk Management for Valuation Services. He also served a term on Ernst & Young’s Americas Ethics Oversight Board. In addition, Tony spent time earlier in his career as a securities analyst. From a professional practice perspective, Tony has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Appraisal Foundation, as well as in many other roles with the ASA, the AICPA, the RICS and the Appraisal Foundation.
He currently serves as Chair of the Performance Framework Work Stream of the Fair Value Quality Initiative. This initiative is a consortium of professional organizations and firms with an interest in quality and consistency in fair value measurement in financial reporting. He received his BS from USC and his MBA from UCLA.