Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
Decosimo, a Top 100 regional public accounting and advisory firm, announced that Pam Mantone was recently certified by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as a master analyst in financial forensics (MAFF).
Ms. Mantone is a senior manager with Decosimo, providing litigation support services with emphasis on forensic accounting and fraud examinations. She also practices in areas of audit and attestation primarily serving not-for-profit organizations, governments and financial institutions. In addition to the MAFF designation, Ms. Mantone is a forensic certified public accountant (FCPA) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE), and she has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
The MAFF credential is offered through the Financial Forensics Institute, which is a trademarked subsidiary of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). The MAFF credential, according the NACVA website, “is designed to provide assurance to the legal and business communities—the primary users of financial forensics services—that the designee possesses a level of experience and knowledge deemed acceptable by the Association to provide competent and professional financial forensic support services.”
“Pam has been a true pioneer in the area of forensic accounting, and her effort in earning the MAFF designation demonstrates her desire to further her expertise in an area of accounting that continues to grow in its importance,” said Nick Decosimo, firm-wide Managing Principal. “We are proud of Pam’s commitment to continuing education, and we believe our clients will benefit from the knowledge she has gained through her MAFF training and certification.”
In 2013, Ms. Mantone authored Using Analytics to Detect Possible Fraud – Tools and Techniques, a book which provided a practical overview of the first stage of forensic accounting, providing a common source of analytical techniques used for both efficiency and effectiveness in forensic accounting investigations.
Decosimo is perennially ranked as a Top 100 accounting and business advisory services firm. Decosimo is a regional firm with offices in nine geographic locations in the United States and the Cayman Islands, with approximately 300 professionals and staff. Each of Decosimo's offices provides a full range of accounting and advisory services to a wide array of industries. Additionally, Decosimo is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited. With over 300 firms with a total of 667 offices across 105 countries, Moore Stephens and Decosimo provide clients with access to significant resources and expertise comparable to Big Four firms.