Levis is a Managing Director with nearly two decades of experience as an auditor, forensic accountant, and a technical accounting advisor. His industry experience includes aviation, consumer and retail, energy, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, media and entertainment, and technology.
Throughout his career, Levis has led a broad range of projects including the implementation of new accounting standards, improvements to internal controls, financial forecasting, restatements, Chapter 11 reorganizations, SEC comment letter responses, China/US cross-border transactions, and IPO readiness. Additionally, Levis was previously retained as an accounting expert witness by global law firms on M&A disputes related to revenue recognition and purchase price/earn-out calculations.
Prior to joining Accordion, Levis worked at FTI Consulting for over six years where he specialized in supporting both public and private companies with their operational and IT systems challenges, and complex reporting matters involving SEC rules and US GAAP/IFRS applications. Levis also has served as an interim finance executive for a public software company, with over $1 billion in sales, where he was responsible for all aspects of revenue recognition and SEC financial reporting, including policy update, technical analysis, and operations.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Levis worked at Ernst & Young for eleven years where he managed audit and transaction advisory projects. Notably, Levis spent two years with EY’s National Office in New York where he issued publications on accounting matters and solidified his technical accounting expertise in areas such as revenue recognition, employee compensation, business combinations and divestures, and reserve accounting.
In the forensic accounting and litigation space, Levis has advised and provided litigation support to audit committees, senior executives, and counsel related to whistleblower allegations. He has held leading roles in conducting large investigations involving SEC reporting errors and FCPA investigative matters pursuant to actions brought by the SEC’s Enforcement Division and the US DOJ’s Criminal Division. Mr. Ho also has attended and supported clients and counsel at meetings with the SEC and DOJ.
Over his career, Levis has worked in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Republic of Korea, and Greater China in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Levis graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York and Colorado, and also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, and conversational in French.
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