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Connor Group’s Aleks Zabreyko and Jesse Fillerup are joining ACS and experts from across the industry for a two-day virtual conference, May 19 and 20. The speakers will lead attendees through an interactive discussion on a series of scenarios related to current IPO and SPAC market trends, SPAC transaction basics, and accounting considerations for transactions. They will share their recommended solutions and address the latest developments in key areas, significant changes, scope, disclosure, and impacts. Participants will gain insight into the latest accounting rule changes, resulting in the knowledge and understanding necessary to better assess the effects of these standards on their companies and clients. Click here to register.
Partner, Technical Accounting
Strategic Markets Leader
Aleks is Partner and Strategic Markets Leader in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice. In addition to client service, Aleks focuses on the firm’s market activity in several geographies, including Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle. He is also responsible for interactions with regulatory organizations and several of our business alliances.
Aleks has hands-on US GAAP and IFRS experience advising clients and other Connor Group professionals in areas such as revenue recognition, complex financial instruments, leases, consolidation, business acquisitions and dispositions, stock compensation, capital markets, SEC reporting, and complex or unique transactions. He has in-depth familiarity with issues affecting emerging growth companies, both private and public, in the technology, software, cloud, clean energy, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries.
Prior to his current role, Aleks founded and led our Professional Practice organization. He also directed the development of the firm’s guidance and client services in relation to the new revenue recognition rules of ASC 606.
He is a member of the Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) of the AICPA, Financial Reporting Committee of the IMA, and Auditing Practice and Accounting Standards committee of California Society of CPAs. Additionally, Aleks is part of the AICPA Digital Assets Task Force, which develops nonauthoritative accounting and auditing guidance for cryptocurrencies, tokens, and other assets. He has presented on a variety of accounting topics at conferences and webinars.
Prior to joining Connor Group in 2009, Aleks spent 17 years with the Ernst & Young audit practice. He is a Certified Public Accountant (California) and Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (the United Kingdom).
Director, Technical Accounting
Jesse is a Director in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice providing technical accounting guidance in all areas related to revenue recognition. Jesse assists clients in their efforts to construct and implement sound revenue recognition policies and practices. His areas of expertise include evaluation and adoption of ASC 606, creating revenue recognition policies, evaluating multiple-element arrangements, reviewing transactions, creating and analyzing VSOE & BESP studies, and providing training.
Prior to joining Connor Group, Jesse spent 14+ years working in public accounting and in the industry at Sun Microsystems and Oracle. He spent the majority of his career in the revenue recognition groups at those companies managing teams, building relationships with auditors, and creating functional, auditable processes.
Jesse graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University holding both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado.