Crowe LLP is strengthening its professional standards team with the hire of Jeffrey Schaeffer as partner in its national office. The national office leads the development of perspectives and points of view to inform stakeholders including policy makers, regulators, and the profession. It works with the standard-setting and regulatory bodies on activities that impact the accounting profession. As part of his role, Schaeffer will support Crowe’s expanding accounting advisory services client portfolio.
Schaeffer brings with him a distinguished career in accounting, regulatory and advisory services, with deep accounting industry expertise in several areas including technology, media and telecom (TMT), fintech, energy and capital markets; having previously held a senior position in a big four firm leading efforts on a broad array of U.S. GAAP and IFRS accounting matters, in addition to a role at the SEC in the Office of the Chief Accountant.
With a reputation as a trusted subject matter expert with deep technical and industry knowledge, Schaeffer has established himself as a thought-leader in highly structured transactions for advisory and accounting. His counsel to executive leadership and proficiency in fostering independent thinking and expanding cross-functional knowledge have been instrumental in providing strategic support to his clients.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to our team as a Partner in our National Office,” said Matthew Schell, managing partner at Crowe’s national office. “Jeff’s expertise will significantly enhance our ability to serve both existing and new clients by helping to navigate complex financial reporting and regulatory issues. Jeff’s impeccable credentials, extensive experience and industry knowledge will help strengthen Crowe’s thought-leadership on accounting issues facing our clients and our profession.”
As a Partner in Crowe’s National Office group, Schaeffer will leverage his vast experience to advise clients on the accounting and regulatory impact of highly structured transactions, aimed at providing solutions for complex financial challenges.
“I am excited to join Crowe and be part of a team committed to excellence and innovation,” said Schaeffer. “I look forward to harnessing my experience to collaborate with clients and colleagues to drive successful outcomes to the accounting and financial challenges that businesses face today and into the future.”