International Finance Controller, SAS
Robert Rowan is an International Finance Controller for SAS, the world's largest privately-held software company. His responsibilities include financial transactions for international subsidiaries and holding companies, US GAAP and IFRS accounting issues, financial consolidation and reporting, acquisition purchase accounting, financial reporting system implementation, and Latin America regional reporting. Previously, Rob worked in the Research and Development Division of SAS, designing and developing SAS Financial Management product functionality. He also worked in SAS Consulting and Pre-Sales as the practice manager for SAS Strategic Performance Management.
Before coming to SAS, Rob held positions at a Fortune 500 publicly listed company, a global chemical manufacturer with eighty subsidiaries, a private international software company as part of the initial public offering team, and at Ernst & Young, LLP. Rob received undergraduate degrees from Amherst College in German and Biology; and MS and MBA degrees from Northeastern University. He is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). When not engaged in transactions and markets, Rob is an avid reader, runner, cyclist, aspiring sailor, dedicated husband, and father and dad to his two boys.