Forensic Accounting and Investigations – Where do CPA’s fit in?
Forensic accounting has developed as a specialty within the accounting profession since Enron and much has changed. The use of technology along with the current legal and regulatory environment has added complexity to the profession. This informative session will dive into the specialty and role that the forensic accountant plays in investigations involving fraud, money laundering and cyber attacks in today’s world.
- Understand the obligations of a CPA conducting a forensic investigation
- Identify when and what specialty services are needed in a suspected fraud
- Identify the indicators of money laundering and obligations of reporting entities
Jacklyn A. Davies, CPA, CA, CFF, DIFA, is a Partner in MNP’s Vancouver office where she leads MNP’s Forensic and Litigation Support Services team in British Columbia.
Jackie obtained her CPA designation in 1992 and has specialized as a forensic investigator since 1998. She has conducted significant forensic investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, kickbacks, misappropriation of funds, asset tracing in Canada and in foreign jurisdictions, look-back examinations for money laundering and false reporting of financial information.
Prior to specializing in forensic accounting, Jackie conducted audits for Government entities such as Municipalities, Regional Districts and hospitals along with various not-for-profit organizations.
Jackie is also proficient in conducting fraud vulnerability reviews where an organization’s exposure to fraud and misconduct are identified.
A respected leader in her field, Jackie has been qualified as an expert in BC Supreme Court. She has also conducted investigations pursued by law enforcement. Her approach to all investigations and reviews is client focused. Working within legal and regulatory requirements, she brings the right technical expertise to resolve complex issues and ensure her clients are well informed.
Karlee Moist, CPA, CFF, CFE is a Manager in the Forensic and Litigation Support Services team, working out of the Vancouver office. She has over 2 years of experience in a progressively responsible role conducting fraud investigations and performing litigation support services. Karlee has a strong understanding of analytical review and calculations related to financial statements and accounting related data and has experience navigating shareholder disputes.
Karlee has a range of experience on different types of engagements that she brings to each new investigation. Karlee’s investigation experience has resulted in a strong ability to bring together factors from various areas of an investigation into reporting.
Karlee has experience assisting with interviews of witnesses and liaising with legal counsel and clients for the purposes of investigative findings, information requests, and reporting.
Prior to specializing in forensic accounting, Karlee conducted financial statement audit and review engagements at MNP which have contributed to her understanding of analytical procedures related to corporate financial data.