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U.S. Treasury Accountant Speaks to MC Business Students Via Skype

April 10, 2013

A senior accountant with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Scott Bell plans to tackle subjects like the massive U.S. debt, Social Security, Medicare and other issues when he speaks to Mississippi College business students.

Based in Washington, D.C., Bell serves in the agency’s Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary. He’s among the team leaders responsible for preparing the federal government’s financial report and its related Citizens Guide.

Bell won’t be on the Clinton campus. His live address at noon on Thursday April 11 in Self Hall comes to Mississippi College via Skype. Faculty, staff and students are invited to hear his remarks.

MC business professor Billy Morehead said he’s interested in seeing what Bell has to say.

Rarely do people get to see the financial statements of federal or state governments, so his inside look at the sea of numbers should prove to be informative, he said.

“While financial information is usually dry, boring and somewhat hard to understand, Bell should make it come alive as he focuses on key issues in the lengthy federal government reports,” Morehead said. It figures to be a factual and non-political discussion as the audience looks on in Self Hall 210.

Bell’s career in federal financial management and policy spans more than 20 years. He’s held posts in the federal Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Small Business Administration.

Bell earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Washington and Lee University and an MBA from George Mason University. He serves as the Treasury’s staff liaison to the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board and is a featured speaker on America’s financial situation around the nation and abroad.

Photo: Scott Bell, senior accountant with the U.S. Department of the Treasury

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