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Jeffry Haber

Senior Director, Finance, The Commonwealth Fund

Jeffry Haber


Jeffry Haber, Ph.D., is the senior director for finance at The Commonwealth Fund and is responsible for managing all aspects of the accounting function, preparing the Fund's tax returns, carrying out the investment decisions of the Investment Committee, representing the Fund on professional committees, and working with program staff on budget issues. In addition to a variety of ongoing consulting relationships, Mr. Haber is also a tenured professor at Iona College, teaching accounting courses to undergraduate and graduate students within the Hagan School of Business. His new book is What If Everything We Knew About Investing Was Wrong. His book Accounting Demystified is very popular among both students and professionals. He publishes in the accounting and finance literature in the areas of investments, anti-money-laundering and terrorist financing, ethics, bankruptcy prediction, among others, and is active in committees of the New York State Society of C.P.A.s and other professional organizations.

Mr. Haber is a Board member of the Foundation Financial Officers Group, as well as a member of their Research and Administrative Program Committees, a Board member and Treasurer of Spoons Across America, as well as having leadership positions in a variety of other organizations. He is a New York State C.P.A. Mr. Haber holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Accounting from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.