Bob Bell

Bob Bell is an associate 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 L.P.

Bob enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, teaching, and traveling. Bob has traveled to over 50 countries.

Bob teaches Corporate Finance, Corporate Financial Analysis, Business Communications, Business Law, and Financial Accounting.

Publications

Has Business Segment Disclosures under SFAS No. 131 Improved in the Last Ten Years? (2013-2004), Accounting and Finance Research Journal, Sciedu Press, spring 2015.

Improving Students’ Business Writing: A Quick and Easy Method, Accounting Instructors’ Report, A Journal for Accounting Educators, Cengage Learning, spring 2015.

Un Moving Four Ward: Tales and Tips for Keeping Perspective Despite Life’s Challenges, North Star Press, spring 2014.