JUDITH H. O’DELL CPA, CVA
Judy O’Dell is President of O’Dell Valuation Consulting LLC CPA. She has over 40 years of public accounting experience starting with a local firm in Iowa, moving to the Philadelphia office of a national firm and then to several local firms, serving as managing director of Beucler Kelly & Irwin in Wayne, PA for 13 years. During her career she provided audit, accounting and tax services to private closely held and family businesses. In 2000 she obtained the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation. She founded O’Dell Valuation Consulting LLC in 2002 and has limited the practice to business valuation, litigation, forensic and exit/succession planning services.
Judy has performed valuation services for numerous private companies for divorce, estate, gift, succession and litigation purposes. She has served as an expert witness in divorce cases and in connection with an embezzlement for which she performed forensic services.
Judy is the former chair of FASB’s Private Companies Financial Reporting Committee. She was named one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People from 2007 through 2011 for her role as advocate for private companies, the American Institute of CPAs Special Recognition Award for work to create needed changes for private company financial reporting standards and the Case Western University Weatherhead School of Management 2014 Braden Award to an outstanding leader in the professional practice community who has made distinctive contributions to the knowledge and advancement of the discipline of accounting. She has made numerous presentations at conferences throughout the United States and has authored several articles for professional journals.
She is a former chair of the Audit Advisory Committee of the US Government Accountability Office, past trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation and former member of the board of directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants having previously served on many committees and task forces of that organization.
Her community activities consist of serving as chair of the Board of Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine. She is a past a trustee of Immaculata University from which she graduated with a BA in Economics.