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Alexander Gershner

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About

Alex is a member of the Forensics & Valuation service line and has experience providing forensic accounting, investigation, dispute consulting, compliance and monitoring, other consulting, and financial statement audit services.

Alex has performed investigatory procedures to uncover, quantify, and remediate acts of misconduct; provided forensic analysis; prepared expert reports; calculated damages; and assisted counsel in deposition and testimony preparation. He has also advised public and private clients and counsel on matters involving asset misappropriation, claims of fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract, improper revenue recognition, fraudulent conveyance, audit malpractice, alter ego, post-acquisition disputes, and interpretation and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), among other complex litigation and dispute matters.

Alex has worked in the U.S., Europe, and Asia serving clients across a range of industries. He began his career in the audit practice of an international accounting firm and, prior to Forvis Mazars, held leadership roles at various international professional services firms.

He was appointed to, and served three consecutive terms on, the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Executive Committee; during Alex’s tenure, he assisted with drafting the AICPA Statement on Standards for Forensic Services No. 1 (SSFS No. 1), the first set of authoritative standards specific to forensic services. He was a 2017 recipient of the AICPA’s FVS Standing Ovation; each year, the Standing Ovation Program recognizes Certified Public Accountants (CPA) for significant contributions in their areas of accounting and in their communities.

Alex is a frequent speaker and author on fraud-related topics including SSFS No. 1, the AICPA Model Forensic Accounting Curriculum, and several publications on fraud and investigations.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Sawtooth School for Visual Art. Alex is a co-founder, former co-chair, and former member of the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund Junior Committee. He is also an active mentor of former students from his alma mater, Manhattan College, and other institutions.

He is a CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).

He is a graduate of Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, with a B.S. degree in accounting and finance.

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