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Michael H. Hall

Partner, Accounting Advisory Services
New York, NY, USA


Michael is a partner in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York.  Prior to this he led KPMG’s OnCall Technical Accounting Advisory Services. Michael spent ten years providing Financial Statement Audits in KPMG’s Northeast Financial Services practice focusing on banks and mortgage banks. Michael has over 25 years of experience in accounting, financial reporting and auditing with KPMG.

Professional and industry experience

Michael is a member of the New York and New Jersey CPA Societies, the AICPA, the Structured Finance Industry Group Accounting/Tax Committee, and KPMG’s Financial Instrument and Derivatives Resource Team.  Michael:

  • Advises on both US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Has experience with business combinations, securitizations, leasing, consolidations and equity method accounting, debt and equity issuances, derivatives, real estate investment transactions, financial institutions, energy, real estate, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Speaks on various accounting topics for industry organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), , the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Structured Finance Industry Group, Association for Financial Professionals,, the Equipment Leasing Association, IMN Asset-Backed Securitization, Practicing Law Institute, Institutional Investor Events, Directors Roundtable, and the Mortgage Banker’s Association.
  • Is a contributing author of KPMG’s book on Variable Interest Entities under FIN 46 and KPMG’s question and answer book relating to Accounting for Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets and Extinguishments of Liabilities as well as a contributing author to KPMG’s “Defining Issues” and other publication.
  • Has provided reports and served as an expert witness regarding the application of accounting literature. He has assisted addressing government investigations surrounding accounting matters. He has also served as an Arbitrator in disputes involving accounting matters.

Other Activities

Michael is a member of the Hanover Soccer Club Board of Directors and travel soccer coach.


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