Bryant D. Petersen

MBA, ASA, CFE

Office

3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


330.255.2441
330.762.3108

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

    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Utah State University
    • Master of Business Administration, Utah State University

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities

    • American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
    • The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

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 >>

Fraud Prevention: What Works?

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) most recent Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, the typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year. The median loss caused by fraud is. Read More >>