Schell joins CohnReznick as Assurance Partner


    New York, NY – January 8, 2024 – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, today announced that Stacey Schell, CPA, has joined the firm as an assurance partner in its expanding Financial Sponsors & Financial Services practice. Based in New York, Schell has more than 25 years of experience providing technical services to a range of asset management clients including alternative investment funds under various investment trading strategies and complex capital structures. 

    Schell is well-versed in generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) and generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), advising C-suite and governing boards, along with other business stakeholders, on a range of compliance risks, accounting pronouncements, audit observations, and technology and process automation. She has extensive experience in distressed debt investing strategies, asset backed securities, par/near par bonds, loan origination, CDOs/CLOs, foreign investments with SPV structuring, private equity, infrastructure, fund-of-funds with direct investments, and various types of derivatives.

    “The alternative investment marketplace continues to evolve from both a technology and compliance standpoint, providing both issues and opportunities for our clients as they look to drive value through portfolio diversification,” said Jeremy Swan, Managing Principal - Financial Sponsors & Financial Services Industry. “Stacey’s work with a variety of fund structures, along with her proven ability to successfully lead complex client engagements, increases the broad expertise our Financial Sponsors and Financial Services practice offers to our clients.”

    Before joining CohnReznick, Schell was a Partner for a Big 4 firm where she was the primary contributing author of its illustrative financial statements for the alternative investment industry. She developed and led roundtables where industry professionals and clients shared perspectives on current trends, challenges, and opportunities impacting the alternative investment community and served as a senior performance management leader for emerging talent.

    Schell earned a BA, Accounting and Business Administration, from Muhlenberg College. She is a licensed CPA in New Jersey and New York and is a member of the AICPA and NYSSCPA.


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