Nicole P. Wells, CPA/CFF
- Managing Director
- T: +1 312 252 9331
- 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
- B.S., Accounting, Finance and International Business, Indiana University
- Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society
- Antitrust Investigations
- Commercial Damages Analysis
- Financial Investigations
- Post-Acquisition Disputes
- SEC Investigations
Nicole Wells is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. Ms. Wells has over fourteen years of professional experience in providing consulting and expert witness services in forensic accounting investigation matters, criminal investigations, complex civil litigation matters, auditing, and general accounting matters.
Ms. Wells specializes in complex multi-national regulatory criminal and civil matters involving price fixing and market allocation schemes. Ms. Wells performs financial accounting transaction data collections across disparate systems over significant periods of time in order to consolidate and analyze the necessary historical data. In criminal investigation matters, Ms. Wells provides assistance to Counsel in responding to the authorities inquires on sales and margin data and the preparation of Volume of Commerce figures. In civil matters, Ms. Wells provides assistance in the collection, analysis, and presentation of the financial accounting transaction data to response to litigation requests, address FTIAIA issues, and conduct historical pricing analyses.
In addition, Ms. Wells conducts complex investigations related to accounting irregularities and management conduct. In her career, she provided consulting in the areas GAAP, GAAS, and IFRS standards; accounting irregularities and SEC issues; accounting-based fraud claims; audit restatements; kickbacks; accounting of profits; breach of contract claims; disgorgement claims, and post-merger & acquisition disputes involving both working capital and indemnification claims.
Ms. Wells has given numerous presentations to the legal and corporate community on various aspects of accounting-based investigation and dispute matters including working capital, earnouts, neutral arbitrator’s role in post-merger/acquisition matters, and overall damages for matters involving post-merger/acquisition indemnification claims.
Ms. Wells served as the Board Treasurer for the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) in Chicago from 2006-2010.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Wells worked in the Assurance and Advisory Division at Deloitte. Ms. Wells holds a B.S. in accounting, finance, and international business from Indiana University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and is Certified in Financial Forensics through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society.