We are pleased to present our Fraud & Forensic newsletter, in which we will share with you informative articles, industry news, and updates on the services Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman can provide you.
In this first issue, we wanted to share with you the exciting news that Ernie Cooper, CPA/CFF, CFE, JD, and Partner of VLS Forensic Services and our LA Office, was featured in a Los Angeles Business Journal article on March 23, 2015. The article "Former FBI Agent Now Hunts for Cooked Books" discusses the VLS forensic accounting practice and Ernie's diverse and storied background that led to his current capabilities in serving clients.
Read the full article.
The VLS Forensic Services department, headed by Ernie Cooper, CPA/CFF, CFE, JD, offers these critical capabilities:
Fraud & Financial Investigations: This practice was established specifically to help our clients in combating fraud in the workplace. Our services were developed and are conducted by our multi-disciplinary team of fraud experts (CPA’s, Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Fraud Examiners and former law enforcement investigators including the FBI). These services include: corporate internal investigation; fraud risk check-up and assessment; fraud investigation; ethics and fraud awareness training; and internal control advisors.
Forensic Accounting: Economic loss can be difficult to determine in many situations. Our forensic accounting experts assess any economic loss due to business interruption from casualty, unfair competition, condemnation, damage caused by others or loss of earnings from various events.
Litigation Support & Business Valuation: Our team is comprised of experienced Certified Public Accountants who are trained and certified as valuation analysts. The experience gained as CPAs working with owners of closely-held businesses strengthens our valuation approach. These services include: business planning; tax issues; succession planning; litigation consulting; and forensic accounting.
If you have any questions regarding what VLS Forensic Services can do for you, or if you suspect that fraud is occurring in your workplace, please give Ernie a call at the LA Office at (213) 550-5422 or e-mail him at ECooper@vlsllp.com.
The VLS Forensic Services Team