Susan Markel, CPA
Dept/Program: Daverio School of Accountancy Advisory Board
Professional & Academic Experience
Susan Markel, Managing Director at AlixPartners, has more than 23 years of experience in a broad range of areas related to corporate financial reporting, including 15 years in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission focusing on financial fraud and financial reporting investigations. While at the SEC, she served for five years as the Chief Accountant in the Division of Enforcement. She has also served as an auditor for both public and non-public entities and has provided litigation support to a vast array of industries and types of investigations
Susan has provided litigation support in various matters related to public reporting and also international trade investigations. While at the SEC, she conducted investigations of public companies and also the related conduct of auditors in a wide range of industries and sizes of entities. As Chief Accountant, she oversaw and directed a number of financial fraud investigations and participated in decisions regarding the appropriate resolution of the matter as it pertained to corporations, corporate officers and employees, and independent auditors. This involved close and frequent communication with external parties including opposing counsel and other regulators or law enforcement agencies. In certain matters, her work also included consulting with and/or reviewing the work of independent consultants appointed to assist with agreed-upon undertakings by a settling party.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The University of Akron. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on matters related to public reporting and accounting involving the Securities and Exchange Commission. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy at The University of Akron.