CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 2, 2007)â€”The Decosimo Forensic Accounting practice of Joseph Decosimo and Company, PLLC announced today that two CPAs from the firm, Senior Accountants Mindy Williford and Megan Cook, have been awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential.
The certification of Ms. Williford and Ms. Cook brings the total number of CFEs at Decosimo to six. These professionals provide suggestions and solutions that reduce the risk of fraudulent financial reporting and employee fraud.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners awards the CFE designation. CPAs who earn the credential show advanced proficiency in the area of financial fraud prevention and detection, successfully complete a series of tests and meet experience requirements.
"These two professionals make a great addition to our team of CFEs who provide expertise and experience to our clients in forensic accounting, fraud investigation, fraud prevention and detection services," said Bill Acuff, Director of Fraud Services for Decosimo Forensic Accounting.
Decosimo's Certified Fraud Examiners complement the work of Decosimo Litigation Support, a practice providing expert witness testimony and analysis in cases of financial fraud.
About Mindy Williford
Mindy Williford, CPA, CFE is an Senior Accountant with Decosimo's Chattanooga office. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She has memberships with the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Her specific industry experience includes healthcare and investment partnerships.
About Megan Cook
Megan Cook, CPA, CFE is a Senior Accountant with Decosimo's Memphis office. She graduated Cum Laude from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She has memberships with the Mid-South chapter of the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.
The nationally recognized Decosimo CPA firm provides a full range of Assurance, Litigation Support and Corporate Finance, as well as international and domestic Tax services to public and private corporations. Decosimo is a leading regional CPA firm with nearly 250 professionals and staff. The firm has offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta and Dalton, Ga.; Cincinnati, Ohio; and the Cayman Islands.