Bob Bell is an assistant professor of accounting and finance. Bob is a graduate of the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University where he majored in accounting. Bob also has a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Bob began his career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen in their tax department. At Arthur Andersen, Bob worked on a wide-range of tax issues, including those impacting corporations, partnerships and individuals, both on a domestic and international basis.
Following Arthur Andersen, Bob attended law school and then moved to Washington, DC to work at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At the SEC, Bob worked as a Staff Attorney in the Division of Corporation Finance where he reviewed and commented on the documents filed by public corporations, including annual reports, quarterly reports and proxy statements, as well as initial public offerings (IPOs) and secondary offerings.
Following the SEC, Bob moved to New York to fulfill a dream of working on Wall Street. Bob first worked in the Corporate Finance department of Clifford Chance where he represented corporations and investment banks with securities law issues ranging from equity and debt offerings to corporate governance. Bob next worked in the Corporate Finance department at Willkie Farr & Gallagher where he worked exclusively on issues impacting Bloomberg LLP.
Bob enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, teaching, and traveling. Bob has traveled to over 30 countries. Prior to joining the faculty at CSB/SJU, Bob volunteered for six months in Central America.
Bob says he now has the absolute greatest job in the world.
Bob teaches Corporate Finance, Corporate Financial Analysis, and Financial Accounting.