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Bryant D. Petersen

MBA, ASA, CFE

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3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


330.255.2441
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About Bryant

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Bryant brings years of experience specializing in the areas of forensic accounting, economic damage analysis, and business valuation. Coordinating all aspects of the engagement from planning to expert witness testimony, Bryant has the formal training, expertise, and experience in both forensic, or investigative accounting, and business valuation.

Bryant has primarily been engaged by attorneys and law firms to assist them and their clients with financial and accounting-oriented issues, ranging from complex damage analyses to business valuation. He has been involved with various special projects, including analysis of an offshore Ponzi and investment scam, valuation of a business engaged in providing sub-prime financing and other non-traditional financing options for car dealerships, and evaluated and prepared rebuttal analyses evaluating economic damage claims in a matter involving real estate development, management, and option agreements, involving real estate with estimated value of over several hundred million dollars. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and maintains the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential which denotes proven expertise in forensics and fraud.

Specializations

  • Litigation support
  • Business valuation advisory services
  • Complex damage analysis
  • Lost profits
  • Personal injury
  • Forensic/investigative accounting
  • Fraud detection

Certifications

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Education

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities

Shareholder Loans – The Real McCoy

As part of the appraisal process, the value of a shareholder loan is considered, which oftentimes leads to these loans being adjusted. Back in college, accounting 101 instructed us on the treatment of loans. Loans owed to the company. Read More >>

The Fraudulent Illusion of Early Revenue Recognition

Improper revenue recognition has long accounted for a substantial portion of financial statement fraud. By simply recording revenue early, a dishonest business seller trying to inflate the sale price or an employee under pressure to meet financial benchmarks can. Read More >>

The Enemy Within: How can you prevent employee fraud?

Occupational, or employee, fraud is an ongoing hazard to businesses’ bottom lines. It can take several forms from skimming to billing schemes, corruption, and asset misappropriation. In their 2018 Report to the Nations, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Read More >>

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