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Stephen Bell

Partner, Advisory, Dispute Advisory Services
New York, NY, USA

Stephen Bell is a Partner in KPMG’s Forensic Practice and the Northeast Dispute Advisory Services Leader, providing clients and their counsel privileged consulting and expert services in civil lawsuits and regulatory (U.S. DOJ / SEC) investigations. He also specializes in financial reporting and securities investigations, due diligence and fraud investigations, neutral services (i.e., arbitrations involving buyers and sellers in stock purchase and sale transactions) and other alternative dispute resolution.

Stephen has provided auditing, accounting, investigative, dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, expert testimony and other financial advisory services to clients in a number of industries.

Select Engagement Experience:
Assisted independent counsel with an internal investigation conducted on behalf of the audit committee of a telecommunication and information services company regarding certain revenue recognitions at the Company.

Provided arbitration services for two industrial manufacturing companies involved in a multimillion dollar purchase price dispute related to a post close working capital adjustment. Nature of dispute related to inventory valuations, inventory reserves, and capitalized overhead.

Provided expert report in connection with a global investment bank post-acquisition dispute involving acquisition of subprime mortgage lender and scratch and dent wholesale operation. Dispute involved valuation of subprime related assets acquired in the deal and litigation reserves.

Provided expert report in connection with a multimillion dollar arbitration. Involvement included analyses of prepaid income taxes, vacation accruals, accrued taxes, and deferred revenue.

Function and Specialization
- Investigative & Integrity Advisory Services
- Dispute Advisory Services and Litigation Support

Education, Licenses & Certifications
- B.S. in Accountancy, Bentley College, Waltham MA
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Licensed in New York and Massachusetts

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