Paul Barnes joined Duff & Phelps in 2005. He is the global leader of the Valuation Advisory Services practice and global leader of the Office of Professional Practice. Paul has 31 years of valuation and corporate finance experience.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Paul was a managing director with Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting for four years. Previously, he was a valuation services partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 13 years.
As the leader of the Valuation Advisory Services practice, Paul leads the firm’s financial reporting, tax valuation and fixed asset and real estate valuation services. In his role as the head of the Office of Professional Practice, Paul leads the firm’s activities with regard to financial reporting and tax valuation technical issues and resolution as well as interactions with standard setters (Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)), regulators (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), etc.), public accounting firms and professional and industry associations.
Paul holds an M.B.A. in finance and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Lehigh University. He is on The Appraisal Foundation’s Steering Committee for Best Practices for Valuation in Financial Reporting. In addition, as a member of the Valuation Resource Group, Paul has played a longstanding role as an advisor to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on valuation-related standards and implementation issues. He also is a certified public accountant.