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BIOGRAPHY

 

Edward Bell

 

Mr. Bell has an extensive business background spanning 30 years in accounting, tax, auditing, executive search and  teaching. He earned his CPA in 1978 while working at Hurdman and Cranstoun, now part of KPMG Peat Marwick. He went on to work as an ARAMCO Senior Auditor, as an auditor and corporate controller for commercial property, multifamily and R.E.I.T. management companies and  as a VP of the Accounting and Finance Division of Robert Grant Associates, Executive Search Consultants.

In addition to his SANDELL Consulting affiliation, Mr Bell has owned Edward Bell Associates Executive Search Consultants since 1985 which has received top rankings for Executive Search Firms in  the Bay Area.

Mr. Bell earned both his MBA and undergraduate business degree at U.C. Berkeley. He has taught at U.C. Berkeley, University of Phoenix, DeAnza College and is currently teaching a graduate level class in Financial Statement Analysis at Silicon Valley University.

His career highlights are shown below:

Performed financial and operational audits in the Middle East, Europe and the United States 

Prepared and reviewed SEC filing including 10K’s, 10Q’s, 8K’s, and an S-11

Managed staff of 10 accountants including CPA’s

Set up MRI accounting system for 30 commercial properties for Real Estate Management Company. Project was completed on schedule and within budget

Saved a client the equivalent of one year’s net income by redoing loss carry forwards and carry backs for previous 3 years

Prepared and reviewed tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts

Owned and managed a sales organization for 20 years; 8 full time employees and $2M annual revenue

Managed installation and operation of online interactive computer system, with nine terminals and over 20,000 searchable records

Personally placed accounting, finance and computer professionals in full time and contract positions 

Prepared and presented seminars to adults on various subjects

Recently obtained CTEC

Recently prepared individual tax returns for small tax practice

QuickBooks Pro

 

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