Jeffrey H. Ellis, BSBA, CPA

Jeffrey Ellis is a Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group where he is responsible for conducting independent investigations of financial statement misstatements. Prior to joining Huron, Jeff was a partner in Grant Thornton’s National Professional Standards Group and Arthur Andersen’s Professional Standards Group, where he consulted with engagement teams on a wide range of accounting issues.

Jeff’s primary areas of emphasis include accounting for leases, stock-based compensation arrangements, derivatives, and debt and equity transactions. While employed at Huron, Jeff assisted the FASB in authoring Topic 840, Leases, in the FASB Accounting Standards CodificationTM before the Codification became effective on July 1, 2009.

Jeff has been a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) working groups on EITF Issue No. 00-11, “Lessor’s Evaluation of Whether Leases of Certain Integral Equipment Meet the Ownership Transfer Requirements of FASB Statement No. 13,” EITF Issue No. 00-23, “Issues Related to the Accounting for Stock Compensation under APB Opinion No. 25 and FASB Interpretation No. 44,” EITF Issue No. 01-8, “Determining Whether an Arrangement Contains a Lease,” and EITF Issue No. 02-2, “When Certain Contracts That Meet the Definition of Financial Instruments Should Be Combined for Accounting Purposes.”

He has written articles on leasing topics for LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter and co-authored chapters on lease accounting in Equipment Leasing — Leveraged Leasing, published by Practicing Law Institute, and Operating Leases: The Complete Guidance, published by Amembal & Associates.
Jeff is a graduate of Colorado State University, and is a member of the AICPA and the Financial Reporting Committee of the Institute of Management Accountants.