Sam Lynn

Sam Lynn


University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Accountancy

Years of Experience

30 Years

Industry Expertise

Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Media, Technology

Big Four Alma Mater


Sam Lynn

Partner – Advisory

Sam brings more than 30 years of financial consulting and executive management experience to WilliamsMarston LLC. Prior to WilliamsMarston, Sam was a Managing Partner at Chord Advisors, LLC, a boutique accounting advisory firm serving more than 400 pre-IPO, public and private equity-backed growth companies on a variety of technical accounting, SEC reporting and capital markets transactions. While at Chord Advisors, Sam provided complex technical accounting advisory and SEC reporting services with a focus on complex debt and equity instruments, derivatives, consolidations, and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPAC’s”). His broad industry experience includes financial services, life sciences, and energy.

Prior to Chord Advisors, Sam was the Americas director of Accounting Policy at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (“GS”). While at GS, he was responsible for the research and documentation of U.S. GAAP technical accounting issues and policies, with a primary focus on derivatives, consolidations, transfers of financial assets, and various commodity issues. Sam was also responsible for coordinating with product controllers in new product and new business approval processes, structured product reviews and other internal compliance monitoring.

Prior to GS, Sam was an Executive Director at UBS AG within their Accounting Policies and Support group, focusing on the global bank’s U.S. GAAP issues and policies. Prior to UBS AG, Sam was an Audit Partner at KPMG LLP (“KPMG”) serving within their Department of Professional Practice (“National Office”). While in the National Office, Sam advised firm members on technical accounting issues regarding derivatives and hedging, debt and equity transactions, and variable interest entities. He was also a contributing author to KPMG’s Handbook on derivatives and hedging. During Sam’s time in KPMG’s National Office, he was seconded to the FASB to serve a two-year rotation as a Practice Fellow, where he supported the EITF, DIG and Board with topical issues including derivatives and hedging, equity-linked instruments, leases, ARO’s and energy trading. Sam started his career in the audit practice of Ernst & Young LLP where he rose to the level of manager, before joining KPMG.

Sam is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Oklahoma.