A leading visionary and pioneer in the forensics field, Alexis Bell is changing the approach to forensic accounting through her uniquely scientific method. Years of research into the profiles of organizations at risk for fraud led her to develop a highly-specialized work approach to assist with the field of forensic analysis.
Through systematic analysis and utilization of her reality-based risk model, Ms. Bell is able to show her clients how to approach due diligence/fraud risk assessment and auditing decisions objectively and effectively, ultimately saving companies and government agencies thousands, millions or even billions of dollars. She is driven by a personal conviction that reduction of fraud is not only just, it is one of the most important keys to economic health and growth at both the micro and macro levels. “Reduction of fraud means increasing the element of trust,” Ms. Bell says, “and trust is the foundation of economic investment and health.”
An accomplished academic, Ms. Bell has most recently become an ASCENT Fellow of the Mastering Management Program with Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth. She has degrees from Cornell University (Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management) and Southwestern Community College (two Associate of Applied Science degrees in Accounting and Business Administration), but her work is notably different from that of most academics. Her research, analysis and solutions are based in her clients’ actual situations and hard evidence, not academic theory alone.
Ms. Bell has investigated a multitude of domestic and international fraud cases for a variety of organizations over the course of her career. She has been featured on Financial Executives International Television (FEI TV) and is frequently featured as a speaker at financial and forensic conferences and events.
Ms. Bell is the former President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Charlotte Area Chapter. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (133649) and Private Investigator (4590) licensed by the Private Protective Services Board of the State of North Carolina. She is also an active member of both the Charlotte Metro Electronic Crimes Task Force and North Carolina InfraGard.