Faculty: Kenneth Kurtz

Kenneth Kurtz

Adjunct Professor
San Francisco, Online

I am currently a Senior Vice President in the San Francisco office of Moody’s Investors Service where I head a team of credit analysts who are responsible for assigning ratings to debt issued by local governments in the Western and Central United States. A key element of our work is financial analysis, which is why I have a lot of familiarity with the use and interpretation of financial statements. Prior to joining Moody’s, I was the Planning and Budget Coordinator for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In addition to a Masters of Accountancy from Golden Gate University, my educational background is in Urban Planning (University of Illinois), Public Policy (Kennedy School at Harvard University), and Public Administration (Wagner School at New York University). In addition to this course, I am the instructor for Financial Statement Analysis, Accounting for Government and Not-for-Profit Organizations, and Accounting for Managers at Golden Gate and at UC Berkeley Extension.