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Stephen Bell

Lead Partner - Forensic

KPMG in New Zealand

Stephen Bell is KPMG’s lead partner for Forensic in New Zealand which covers Investigations, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Fraud Risk Management, AML Compliance and Advisory, Forensic Technology, Litigation Support and Dispute Advisory services.  Stephen has over 30 years professional services experience across multiple industries including, Banking, Insurance, Funds Management, Transport, Energy, Health Care, Higher Education and Local and Central Government.

Stephen is a CPA, maintaining a public practice certificate in NZ, and a forensic specialist having led significant engagements involving commercial claims, disputes and complex investigations and provided expert evidence in multiple jurisdictions.

Stephen has extensive experience dealing with legal counsel (both in-house and external) advising on sensitive and complex matters including:

  • Dispute analysis, quantification of damages and expert opinion on accounting related matters, purchase price disputes and independent expert determination in an alternative dispute resolution setting
  • Significant financial reporting investigations in US, Europe and Oceania
  • Regulatory investigations involving enforcement undertakings related to AML / CFT regulation, Anti-competitive practices and violation of securities regulations
  • Business interruption and related insurance claim

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Areas of Expertise

Financial reporting and regulatory investigations, Quantum assessments, purchase price disputes, independent accounting expert, Insurance claims, AML compliance,  Anti-Bribery and corruption, Litigation support and forensic technology


Stephen Bell - KPMG NZ - Partner

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Accountancy - Bentley University

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