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Jeffrey Ellis

Jeffrey Ellis

  • Senior Managing Director
  • T: +1 312 759 8100
  • F: +1 312 759 8119
    • 227 West Monroe Street
    • Suite 900
    • Chicago, IL, 60606
    • United States
    • T: +1 312 759 8100
    • F: +1 312 759 8119

Jeff Ellis is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. He has extensive experience advising clients on the accounting for complex transactions and identifying alternative structures to meet client business needs and accounting objectives.  Mr. Ellis has assisted law firms on a wide range of matters involving accounting issues, including investigating financial statement restatements and examining structured transactions to determine if the accounting violated generally accepted accounting principles, assisted companies in implementing new accounting standards, and provided advice to companies on financial statement restatements and conversions to International Financial Reporting Standards.  In addition, Mr. Ellis has testified as an accounting expert in disputes over leveraged lease transactions.

Mr. Ellis’s areas of specialization include leasing transactions, share-based payment arrangements, consolidation of special-purpose entities/variable interest entities, asset securitizations, real estate sale transactions, debt restructurings, hedge accounting, debt and equity financing transactions, and product financing arrangements. 

Mr. Ellis has experience in the financial services (banks, mortgage companies, and finance companies), manufacturing, real estate, oil and gas, and healthcare industries.

Mr. Ellis was previously a Managing Director with another forensic and litigation consulting firm.  Prior to that, he was a Partner in Grant Thornton’s National Professional Standards Group and Arthur Andersen’s Professional Standards Group.  Mr. Ellis represented Grant Thornton and Arthur Andersen in resolving accounting issues with the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission and represented both firms as a member of various working groups assisting the Emerging Issues Task Force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Mr. Ellis has a B.S.B.A. from Colorado State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and a member of the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants and the American Bar Association Business Law Section.  Mr. Ellis has been a member of the Institute of Management Accountants Financial Reporting Committee since 2002.

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