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Hershell Cavin

Partner, Audit Quality and Professional Practice
New York, NY, USA


Hershell is an audit partner in KPMG's Department of Professional Practice (DPP). Hershell has18 years of experience providing financial statement audit services and technical accounting support to engagement teams.

Hershell has served in a variety of roles in the audit and accounting groups in KPMG's Department of Professional Practice. In addition to assisting audit teams with a variety of audit and accounting issues, Hershell is a member of DPP's revenue recognition and leases project teams that track the FASB / IASB joint projects. Hershell assists in preparing KPMG's comment letters and publications on the status of these accounting projects. Hershell has served as the U.S. representative on KPMG's Audit Methodology Compliance Group and was responsible for the technical review of eAudIT, KPMG's electronic audit tool. Hershell also serves as a DPP Audit Sector Liaison for KPMG's Energy and Natural Resources industry group.

Prior to joining KPMG's Department of Professional Practice, Hershell served as an audit partner in the consumer and Industrial Markets group in KPMG's Houston and San Antonio offices. Hershell has significant experience in the public accounting practice and has significant experience in audit transitions and coordinating large and middle market multinational public company audit  engagements for construction, manufacturing (including refining and chemical), and oil field service companies. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions activity, including due diligence, preparation and review of pro forma financial statements, related 33 Act and 34 Act filings, and purchase accounting issues. In addition to his audit responsibilities, Hershell also has experience in International Auditing Standards and serves as an IFRS review partner. In that role, Hershell assists engagement teams with complex accounting issues, which provides a broad exposure to current IFRS developments and practical applications.


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