HOUSTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BDO Consulting, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations, today announced the expansion of its Global Forensics practice with the addition of Jeffrey T. Harfenist as a Managing Director in the Houston office. In this role, Mr. Harfenist who has 25 years of forensic accounting experience managing high-profile investigations, including numerous matters in the energy and natural resources sector, will provide multinational clients with a range of anti-corruption, fraud investigation and compliance services.
“Given current trends in U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement and heightened regulatory scrutiny involving the operations of multinational organizations, we are expanding our bench of seasoned investigative resources to continue to serve the growing needs of our clients,” said Carl W. Pergola, Executive Director of BDO Consulting.
“Jeff’s investigative background, which includes conducting M&A due diligence, and his practical experience in implementing compliance and risk-mitigation programs to help companies prevent recurrences of fraud, make him a key addition to our Global Forensics practice,” added Glenn Pomerantz, Partner and Global Forensics practice leader.
“BDO’s culture of collaboration and the breadth of its international footprint, including 55,000 professionals located in 1,200 offices worldwide, drew me to the long-tenured organization,” said Mr. Harfenist. “In today’s highly dynamic regulatory environment, I wanted to be able to offer my clients best-in-class forensics and technology resources to provide them with exceptional client service. I found that rare combination of culture and excellence in BDO Consulting.”
Mr. Harfenist has conducted fraud-related investigations across numerous industry sectors on matters involving alleged FCPA violations, embezzlement, kickbacks, Ponzi schemes, diversion of assets, corruption and financial reporting fraud. Providing cost-effective risk mitigation services, Mr. Harfenist conducts risk assessments and provides education to organizations on deterring, detecting and preventing fraud. He is well-versed in matters involving voluminous data and the use of forensic technology to identify fraud and prevent risk.
Mr. Harfenist is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and his Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from Rice University.
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