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Björn Knittel

Björn Knittel

Björn is a Managing Director with nearly two decades of experience in supporting public and private companies with financial accounting and reporting matters across various industries including technology, telecommunication, media, industrial manufacturing, and retail and consumer. Throughout his career, Björn has worked with global teams in multiple countries and is a subject matter expert in US-GAAP, IFRS, Sox, and SEC reporting. He has serviced his clients on acquisitions, carve-out’s, spin-off’s, GAAP conversions, restatements, and other complex transactions.

Prior to joining Accordion, Björn was a Managing Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He was an engagement leader within the company’s Deals practice focusing on Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory services. In this role, he managed large teams advising clients through transformative transactions as well as smaller teams to support individual complex accounting and reporting matters. He has gathered professional experience through the entire lifecycle of a deal, including supporting buy-side and sell-side diligences, furnishing special purpose financial information, and private and public exits.

At PwC, Björn also supported global engagements including managing teams in South America, Europe and Asia. His experience spans from the review of a company’s control environment over the adoption of new accounting standards, to the assessment of one-off accounting matters such as business combinations, joint ventures, and other complex structures.

Before moving to the US, Björn worked in Germany – helping companies on public company IFRS reporting, local GAAP financial statements, and US-GAAP reporting packages.

Björn studied in Germany and the Netherlands and graduated from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as a Diplom-Kaufmann (equivalent to a Master of Business Administration) majoring in Financial Accounting and Entrepreneurship with a thesis on “Relevance of Financial Accounting Data for Financial Analysts”.

"Fortune favors the brave." - Latin Proverb

Something You Should Know

  • Grew up in Berlin-West and is married to a woman from Berlin-East - now a father to three girls and a boy thanks to the fall of the Berlin wall
  • Soccer-aficionado - was a goalkeeper in his youth team and played in tournaments in Germany, the Netherlands, and Argentina


  • Frequent speaker on accounting matters on conferences & workshops
  • Managed teams of up to 50 staff members on individual projects
  • Designed and lead global efficiency programs to streamline financial reporting and compliance processes resulting in significant reduction of hours and dollars spent