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Michele L. Meadows

Michele L. Meadows

Partner, Deal Advisory - Accounting Advisory Services
Chicago, IL, USA

Michele has over 25 years of experience in providing technical accounting advisory services and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting advice to a multinational companies and law firms.

Michele leads KPMG’s national service line focused on Restatement Services. Michele leads implementation projects and manages application issues on revenue recognition and lease accounting under both US GAAP and IFRS.

Professional and industry experience:

Michele focuses on providing technical accounting advice to her clients, primarily in the technology and consumer and industrial products sectors. She consults on structuring complex transactions and the application of accounting principles, with a focus on revenue recognition, business combination matters, lease accounting, consolidations and equity method accounting, including joint venture formations, and stock-based compensation arrangements.

Michele has extensive experience advising legal counsel, audit committees and executive management on technical accounting matters under U.S. GAAP, with an emphasis on revenue matters, in the context of both restatements and internal investigations. Michele has led numerous complex financial statement restatements, including a restatement in which errors in revenue recognition caused the restatement of over $1 billion in revenues across multiple years.

Michele frequently provide assistance to legal counsel, audit committees and executive management in responding to inquiries from or communications with the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance and the Division of Enforcement regarding compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC rules and regulations.

Michele has assisted in the technical accounting for a variety of complex business combinations, including a $20 billion merger in the high-technology sector. She has been involved in a variety of financial statement carve-outs, as well as post-acquisition earn-out calculations.

Michele has led large implementations of new accounting standards under U.S. GAAP and has also led IFRS conversions.

She has led the financial statement audits for a variety of multinational clients, which has provided her with considerable exposure to dealing with a wide variety of SEC reporting matters and U.S. GAAP issues.

Michele is a frequent speaker for industry, clients and internal KPMG professionals on various accounting topics including revenue recognition, business combinations, stock-based compensation, and consolidation-related matters.


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