Most accounting expert witnesses are CPAs

BVWireIssue #133-3
October 16, 2013

A recent listing of accounting expert witnesses mentioned in court opinions or decisions in 2013 reveals that 88% were CPAs. The listing, which is “not exhaustive and only for informational purposes,” includes 189 forensic accounting expert witnesses with multiple credentials. As for the prevalence of other credentials, 31% were certified in Financial Forensics, 29% had the ABV credential, 16% were CVAs, 16% were CFEs, and 10% of witnesses on the list were ASA.

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