Michael G. Knell joined Charles River in April 2017 as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. In this role, Mr. Knell is responsible for providing strategic guidance to the finance groups, including direction of the Global Accounting and Tax functions; maintaining Charles River's fiscal records; and preparing its financial reports. He also oversees the design and operation of the Company’s system of internal controls, ensuring compliance with the rules and regulations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Prior to joining Charles River, Mr. Knell served as the Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Finance at Bruker Corporation from 2012 to 2017. Mr. Knell was with Ernst & Young LLP in its Boston office from 1998 until 2011, where he served in various roles including Partner - Assurance Services. His audit experience at Ernst & Young included service for a variety of clients in the retail, consumer products, and manufacturing industries.
Mr. Knell is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.