Kim Chatani

Kim Chatani


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Kim Chatani is an Advisory Partner and Board Member at Khronicle Partners, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm based in California.

He has served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and on the Board of Far East National Bank (which was acquired by Cathay Bank). He is also a Board Member and Chairman of the Audit and Strategic Planning & Risk Management Committees at Ygeia Consulting Group, Inc., a healthcare management consultancy based in Texas.

He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Orange County, CA Chapter’s Vice President and Board Member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and an Assistant Accounting Professor, School of Business at Concordia University Irvine (CUI). He is also an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University. Kim enjoys volunteering his time and sharing his professional experience and knowledge with local organizations. His focus area is Corporate Governance, Cybersecurity and Risk Management.

His audit and consulting career encompasses senior level positions at:

  • Arthur Andersen, LLP - Audit Partner and Consulting Partner in charge of JD Edwards Business Solutions Group
  • A.T. Kearney, Inc. - Consulting Partner and Vice President of IT Strategy Practice
  • BearingPoint, Inc. (formerly KPMG Consulting) - Managing Director in the Consumer, Industrial & Technology Group
  • KPMG, LLP - Director of Japanese Advisory Practice

Co-author of several Fraud Casebooks published by John Wiley & Sons of New York and as a contributing author for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Examination on IFRS training programs, Kim is an avid writer and speaker at various conferences. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at various forums on the topic of information security. He was interviewed by Forbes magazine article on the topic of “How to transition from Management to Board Oversight” in January 2018. He was also interviewed for articles in the April 2017 issue of CGMA Magazine on the topic of “Looking at Cyber-Security from the Top” and for the American Banker in the September 5, 2017 articled, “How banks are coping with New York’s cybersecurity rules.”

His educational and professional credentials include:

MBA in Finance from Boston University
BS in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Internal Services Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA)
  • Fluency in English and Japanese language



Quarter / Year  Program Course # Course Title
Fall Quarter 2018 FEMBA 290 Cybersecurity and Financial Reporting
Winter Quarter 2019 UG 131A Intermediate Accounting I

Selected Publications, News & Honors

  • Guest Speaker at The Institute of Internal Auditors Southern California Conference on the topic of Cybersecurity and Fraud/Forensic Investigation (June, 2018).
  • Guest Speaker at The Joint Spring Training Event IIA, ISACA and ACFE on the topic of Cybersecurity and Data Breaches (March, 2018).
  • Interviewed for Forbes magazine article: How to Transition from Management to Board Oversight (January, 2018).
  • Guest Speaker at the State Bar of California Business Law section, Consumer Financial Services Committee, (January, 2018)
  • Guest Speaker on Business Talk Radio – “Critical Mass for Business” on Cybersecurity (November, 2017).
  • Western Independent Bankers (WIB) webinar presenter on the topic of: Cybersecurity (November, 2017).
  • ISACA, IIA and ACFE Joint Conference Speaker on the topic of: Information Security (November, 2017).
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors Annual Conference Speaker on: Cyber Risk Management (October, 2017).