Keith A. Urtel, CPA, is a principal in the Audit Department at MBAF where he helps oversee the Firm’s quality control process. Keith is also part of MBAF’s Risk Advisory practice where he advises companies on various matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance, technical accounting, and IPO preparation. Keith has been in the public accounting profession since 1980 and gained extensive experience as a partner with a Big 4 accounting firm.
Keith has served both public and private organizations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held entities, many with global operations. His specialties include multi-location and international operations, SEC accounting and reporting, public and private offerings, internal control over financial reporting, and financial accounting and reporting. He also has significant accounting and business experience with debt/equity offerings, business combinations, divestitures, and complex reporting matters.
Keith’s expertise includes revenue recognition, share-based compensation, foreign currency, derivative transactions, pension accounting, goodwill, purchase price allocations, income tax accounting, environmental liabilities, and consolidation.
Keith has a passion for teaching, coaching, and mentoring individuals and has lead numerous actvities designed to recruit, retain, motivate, and develop younger professionals. He is also active in his community with the United Way, Boy Scouts of America, Rotary, and supports other charitable activities. Keith has lead the establishment and development of business community-based networks for chief financial officers and controllers.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Boy Scouts of America: Council President (North Florida Council), Present; Vice President of Finance, 2012-2015
United Way (Northeast Florida and Broward County) – Audit Committee and Campaign Cabinet; Tocqueville Society Member, 2008-Present
Downtown Jacksonville Rotary Club – Assistant Sargeant-at-Arms
BioFlorida – Supporting Member
Harvard University – Executive Development and Leadership Training, 2015
Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management – Executive Leadership Program, 2007
Rochester Institute of Technology – Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1981
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