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Matthew  A. Schell

Matthew A. Schell

Crowe Horwath LLP
Partner, Assurance Professional Practice
Washington, DC, USA


Matthew is a partner in Assurance Professional Practice (APP), which is Crowe’s national office. His primary responsibility includes directly supporting the audit practice on complex technical accounting and regulatory issues, including accounting for financial assets, debt and equity instruments, derivatives and hedging, accounting for various compensation arrangements, consolidations, leasing and SEC reporting requirements. He serves as a designated liaison to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the federal financial institution regulators, including the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on practice matters related to accounting, financial reporting, and regulatory issues.

Professional and Industry Experience

Prior to becoming a partner with Crowe, he spent two years in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the SEC as a Professional Accounting Fellow. During his two years with the SEC, he was responsible for participating in the oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and monitoring the activities of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In addition, he was responsible for consulting with registrants on technical accounting and reporting matters, and participating in the development of the SEC’s rule proposals. While at the SEC he specialized in the accounting for financial assets, debt and equity instruments, derivatives and hedging, leasing, and non-stock-based compensation under U.S. GAAP and IFRS.

Prior to joining the SEC, he was a senior manager at Crowe in the New York office where he served clients within the financial services industry, including banks, savings institutions, broker/dealers, and investment companies.

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