Decosimo, a Top 100 regional public accounting and advisory firm, announced that Pam Mantone was certified by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as a master analyst in financial forensics (MAFF).
Mantone is a senior manager with Decosimo, providing litigation support services with emphasis on forensic accounting
and fraud examinations. She also practices in areas of audit and attestation primarily serving not-for-profit organizations
and financial institutions. In addition to the MAFF designation, Ms. Mantone is a forensic certified public accountant (FCPA) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE), and she has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
The MAFF credential is offered through the Financial Forensics Institute, which is a trademarked subsidiary of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). The MAFF credential, according the NACVA website, “is designed to provide assurance to the legal and business communities—the primary users of financial forensics services—that the designee possesses a level of experience and knowledge deemed acceptable by the Association to provide competent and professional financial forensic support services.”
“Pam has been a true pioneer in the area of forensic accounting, and her effort in earning the MAFF designation demonstrates her desire to further her expertise in an area of accounting that continues to grow in its importance,” said Nick Decosimo, firm-wide Managing Principal. “We are proud of Pam’s commitment to continuing education, and we believe our clients will benefit from the knowledge she has gained through her MAFF training and certification.”
In 2013, Ms. Mantone authored Using Analytics to Detect Possible Fraud – Tools and Techniques, a book which provided a practical overview of the first stage of forensic accounting, providing a common source of analytical techniques used for both efficiency and effectiveness in forensic accounting investigations.