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Stephen Bell

Partner, KPMG Forensic, Dispute Advisory Services

KPMG in New Zealand

Stephen is the country lead partner for New Zealand’s Forensic and Dispute Advisory Practice focusing primarily on fraud and misconduct investigations, regulatory investigations and dispute advisory services including litigation support, expert services and arbitrations. He has been with KPMG’s network of firms for over 25 years. His experience includes providing auditing, accounting, investigative, dispute resolution, arbitration, expert testimony and financial advisory services. Stephen routinely deals with and reports to CEOs, CFOs, General Counsels, Audit Committee Chairs and Boards of Directors and therefore understands the importance of managing expectations, timely and effective reporting and adherence to confidentiality and privilege considerations. He has extensive experience providing clients and their counsel privileged consulting and expert witness services in civil lawsuits and in defense of adverse regulatory proceedings. He has led numerous Anti-Money Laundering (AML) engagements involving banks, brokers, asset managers and casinos providing advice on implementation, risk assessments and compliance programs required by New Zealand’s AML regime. He has also led engagements assisting financial institutions in evaluating processes and procedures, preserving and analyzing electronically stored information and providing eDiscovery and litigation support.

Areas of expertise

Fraud Investigations Risk Management
Stephen Bell - KPMG NZ - Partner

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, US

Professional Associations

  • Member of CPA Australia

  • Holds a Public Practice Certificate in New Zealand issued by CPA Australia

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