Miami, FL (PressExposure) June 20, 2009 -- Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP (MBAF), Florida's largest independent public accounting firm, is proud to announce that two of its partners, Tami Clemenza-Wilson and Kashyap Bakhai, have been awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics Credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The CFF Credential is granted to qualified Certified Public Accountants with considerable professional experience in financial forensics.
The CFF Credential is a certification that was approved by the AICPA Governing Council in May 2008. According to the AICPA, the designation was created in response to the rising demand for forensic accounting services, which is expected to continue as businesses increasingly seek out experts to help them with a broad range of issues such as economic damages, family law, fraud investigations and litigation.
Both partners met the requirements to earn the CFF Credential, which include being an AICPA member in good standing, having at least five years of experience in practicing accounting, and meeting requirements in relevant business experience and continuing professional education.
"Today's businesses' need for forensic accounting only continues to grow," said Tony Argiz, Managing Partner of MBAF. "Having two additional CPAs holding the CFF Credential further positions MBAF as the go-to firm to help organizations with their business and accounting challenges."
Clemenza-Wilson is a partner in the litigation support and business valuation department of MBAF, and is primarily responsible for the family law division handling cases in the South Florida region. She has more than 19 years of experience in public accounting and brings with her Big Four experience in taxation. For the past 14 years, Clemenza-Wilson focused her litigation support practice in family law. She also brings additional experience in forensic accounting, business valuations, commercial litigation, taxation and financial planning.
Bakhai is a partner in the tax department of MBAF with 20 years in the public accounting profession, and has represented numerous mid-size family owned businesses, sports athletes, estates & trusts, real estate investors, wholesalers/distributors, international clients, auto dealerships, community banks and restaurants. He has particular expertise serving professional sports athletes and 401 (k) audits.