Florida accountant earns financial forensics credential

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Michael S. Kridel, CPA/CFF/CITP, CFC, a financial forensics expert with Daszkal Bolton LLP, a certified public accounting firm headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, has recently been awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The CFF credential, established in 2008 by the AICPA, is granted to qualified CPAs with considerable professional experience in financial forensics.

The CFF credential combines specialized forensic accounting expertise with the core knowledge and skills that make CPAs among the most trusted business advisers. The CFF encompasses fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills that CPA practitioners apply in a variety of service areas, including: bankruptcy and insolvency; computer forensics; economic damages; family law; fraud investigations; litigation support; stakeholder disputes; and valuations.

Kridel met the requirements to earn the CFF credential, which include demonstrating significant business experience in the area of financial forensics as well as completing a minimum of 75 hours of life-long learning and education activities in the area of financial forensics. The CFF credential is granted exclusively to CPAs who are members in good standing of the AICPA which binds them to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

CPAs who have earned the CFF Credential must be recertified every three years to maintain their credential.

About Michael Kridel:
Kridel is a Partner with Daszkal Bolton LLP. He has primary responsibility for the firm's litigation services and consulting practice, as well as its internal human resource and information technology systems. Kridel has practiced public accounting in South Florida since graduation from George Washington University in 1974. Prior to joining Daszkal Bolton LLP in 1996, he worked for two small firms and established his solo practice in 1978.

Since 1974, Kridel has provided litigation services in matters including family and matrimonial matters, stockholder actions, fraud detection, criminal and civil tax matters, breach of fiduciary duty, business valuations and accountant liability. Kridel also has extensive practice experience in accounting and taxation for corporations, partnerships, retirement plans, fiduciaries and individuals. Kridel has testified in both deposition and trial as an expert in the Circuit Courts of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.

About Daszkal Bolton LLP:
Daszkal Bolton provides a full breadth of traditional accounting services including general tax, international tax, state and local tax, audit, attest, valuation, estate planning, due diligence, forensic accounting, and merger and acquisition assistance, as well as value-added business consulting services.


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