Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) January 26, 2009
Larry Goldsmith, JD, CPA, and member of the Litigation, Asset Protection and Tax Practices teams at CJBS, Northbrook, Illinois, has received the designation of Certified Financial Forensic Analyst (CFFA) accredited by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). He has also received a Certified Financial Forensic certificate from the AICPA parent organization of the certified public accounting (CPA) industry. The NACVA certification process required fifty hours of class room forensic studies and the passing of an eight hour examination.
According to Mr. Goldsmith, who is both a licensed attorney and a certified public accountant, "The field of forensic accounting, which is really the art of finding what others are trying to hide, has increasingly become a science. Traditionally, a CPA enters the profession with knowledge in tax and accounting issues, but with limited familiarity with the process of discovering evidence, calculating damages and forensic skills. Forensic accounting is where the legal and accounting professions intersect. They work as partners in handling and proving litigation matters."
Mr. Goldsmith, who has more than 30 years experience as an accountant and has been appointed as an expert witness in more than 50 court cases, added, "As an attorney and a licensed CPA, forensic accounting is a natural area of specialization for me. My background and experience has enabled me to help lawyers and their clients quickly determine the extent of damages or the defenses available in commercial litigation and divorce. The intensive forensic accounting study course I have recently completed will make my future efforts more effective and efficient."
CJBS is an innovative accounting and consulting firm in Northbrook, Illinois, dedicated to protecting and expanding the capital value of privately held mid-size companies through a comprehensive knowledge of the business practices and tax laws specific to each of its clients' industries. Together with the company's Questus Accounting Services division, CJBS delivers a complete spectrum of accounting, audit, tax and financial consulting services.
For more information, visit http://www.cjbs.com, call 847.945.2888, or write to CJBS, LLC, 2100 Sanders Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062-6141.