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.
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