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American Accounting Association

Timothy Bell Appointed to IAESB

NEW YORK, February 6 – Timothy B. Bell, a director of research for the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, has received a 3-year appointment to the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), effective Jan. 1, 2006.

The IAESB, an independent board within IFAC, develops education, training and continuing professional education standards and guidance for members of the accounting profession. IAESB members include accounting academics, practitioners in public practice, accountants in business, and other individuals who work to enhance the knowledge, values, skills and ethics of accounting students and professionals.

In addition to his research position, Bell oversees the KPMG/University of Illinois Business Measurement Research Program. Bell has served in a number of capacities at KPMG and for other organizations dedicated to the advancement of accounting research and standards, including as a former president, vice president-academic, director of research, and executive committee member of the auditing section of the American Accounting Association (AAA). He was also an editorial board member of the Auditing Section’s internal publication.

Throughout his career, Bell has contributed articles to a number of accounting professional journals, and is a recipient of the AAA’s Distinguished Service in Auditing Award and Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award, as well as the Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award and The Joint AICPA/AAA Collaboration Award for KPMG and AICPA monographs on accounting issues.

Bell, previously a member of the accounting faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, is a certified public accountant and earned his Ph.D. in business administration from Oklahoma State University.

About IFAC
IFAC is the worldwide organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. Its current membership consists of over 160 professional accountancy bodies in 120 countries, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce. IFAC, through its independent standard-setting boards, sets international standards of ethics, auditing and assurance, education and public sector accounting. It also issues guidance to encourage high-quality performance by professional accountants in business.

KPMG LLP is the audit, tax and advisory firm that has maintained a continuous commitment throughout its history to providing leadership, integrity and quality. The Big Four firm with the strongest growth record over the past decade, KPMG turns knowledge into value for the benefit of its clients, people, communities and the capital markets. Its professionals work together to provide clients access to global support, industry insights, and a multidisciplinary range of services. KPMG LLP (www.us.kpmg.com) is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International’s member firms have nearly 94,000 professionals in 148 countries.


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