Certified Forensic Accountant

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The accounting firm of Zivetz, Schwartz, and Saltsman specializes in providing forensic accounting services to the Los Angeles area’s legal community as well as to both federal and California state courts. In business since 1969, the firm’s staff of licensed CPA’s provides accounting and auditing services as well as conducting business valuation appraisals and serving as expert witnesses.

A Forensic Accountant is part detective, part accountant, part auditor and part attorney. Forensic Accountants use a combination of accounting and auditing standards and procedures as well as investigative skills to provide an accounting analysis that can be used in a court of law. These specialists review evidence, analyze data, conduct interviews with the parties involved in a case, and reach conclusions that can be used in litigation support or in a criminal case that necessitates investigative accounting such as securities or insurance fraud.

When choosing a Forensic Accountant, there are several factors to take into consideration. The amount of accounting and auditing experience should be a strong consideration, but not the only one. A good Forensic Accountant should have professional experience in conducting investigations and gathering evidence. A good working knowledge of legal concepts and procedures is important as well as hiring the services of a licensed CPA.  


Our Firm Has 3 Top Specialists in the Field

Zivetz, Schwartz, and Saltsman is fortunate to have 3 of the top specialists the field of forensic accounting as part of its professional team. Each one of these experts has more than 25 years of experience.

Lester J. Schwartz, CPA, is a Board Certified Diplomat to the American Board of Forensic Examiners and has been chosen by the courts to act as a special master on accounting, tax, and valuation matters. He is an expert in the field of forensic accounting with over 30 years of experience.

Michael Saltsman, CPA, is an expert in the field of investigative accounting with over 25 years of experience. He frequently serves as an expert witness in cases involving litigation support.

David Dichner, CPA, is an Accredited Valuation Analyst and holds a certification from the National Associates of Valuation Analysts. Mr. Dichner has over 25 years of experience in forensic accounting and business valuation.


Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need

The firm of Zivetz, Schwartz, and Saltsman and its professionals are committed to providing their clients with a personalized service that is supported by advanced training, technical expertise, experience in financial matters as well as knowledge of legal procedures. Call 310-826-1040 to schedule your free consultation today.