Hovland Forensic & Financial was founded by Steven D. Hovland (#TheForensicCFO), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Forensic Accountant (CRFAC).
A forensic accountant is a professional financial expert who utilizes accounting, auditing, and investigation to examine the finances of an employee or business. Forensic accountants analyze, interpret, and summarize complex financial and business matters. They might be employed by accounting firms, banks, law enforcement, governmental agencies, insurance companies, and many other businesses with the intent of rooting out fraud, embezzlement and other financial crime or discrepancy.
A forensic accountant is someone who can not only understand the nitty gritty of computer and paper records, poring through data to find errors, cover-ups, and crimes, but also has the ability to perform well in a courtroom setting to present accurate and essential information to the judge in important financial cases. As such, a forensic accountant needs to have excellent references, a spotless record, and the authority to speak on the nature of accounting problems.