Joe Fitzgerald

Joe Fitzgerald is Senior Vice President of Lease Management Strategy at Visual Lease, the leader in lease accounting and management software.

After receiving his BBA in Accounting from Pace University, Fitzgerald began his career at one of the big four accounting firms, Ernst and Young (EY), becoming a Certified Public Accountant serving both public and privately held companies. After nearly a decade at EY, he went on to several senior finance roles at both venture capital and private equity backed companies before returning to EY for another eight years, where he was the firm’s Lease Technology & Managed Services GTM Leader.

During his time in industry, Fitzgerald focused on finance and operations as the CFO for organizations in the healthcare, business services, real estate and leasing sectors. Upon his return to EY, he served hundreds of the firm’s clients as the Lease Technology & Managed Services GTM Leader. In this position, he routinely consulted with enterprise clients to help them navigate the challenges related to operations, technology and data management necessary to comply with the latest lease accounting standards. Most recently, Fitzgerald was involved in the development of the firm’s Managed Service offering for lease accounting and contract management, eventually leading the GTM Managed Service offering across the Americas.

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How has COVID-19 impacted the road to compliance and the accounting industry? Visual Lease’s Joe Fitzgerald discusses why FASB has proposed new changes to its lease guidelines and what it means for companies on their compliance journey. COVID-19 has shifted the landscape in nearly every industry, and the lease accounting and compliance sectors have been no exception. The Financial Accounting Standards Board...

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