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Certified Forensic Accountant In Orlando

Forensic Accounting Assistance

When searching for a forensic accountant, there are several things that should be required.  You should look for a CPA with a Certification in Financial Forensics, a designation given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.   You should look for a professional who is a Certified Fraud Examiner.  If you are dealing with an IRS matter, you should look for someone who has extensive experience as a former IRS Revenue Agent and Special Agent.  Finally, you want someone who is passionate about helping clients, because complex tax and business investigations require a high level of focus.

Paulette Smith is a Certified Public Accountant, and Certified in Financial Forensics.  She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, a former IRS Revenue Agent, and a former IRS Special Agent.  Before starting her own accounting Practice, she worked for one of the largest public accounting firms in the United States.

Since starting her own accounting practice in Orlando, Florida, Paulette Smith has worked in complex accounting and tax matters in many parts of the country.  Listed below are examples of the types of cases she has been involved with.

Through years of experience, Paulette Smith has gained experience in many different types of businesses, and has dealt with some of the most complex and daunting tax and financial situations.  From family owned businesses to large international companies, Paulette Smith’s accounting skills and experience bring an advantage to any individual or representing attorney.

Business Divorces

Sometimes businesses, no matter how successful monetarily, need to be divided or dissolved.  Business divorces happen for a variety of reasons, including simple lack of common view or disinterest by one of the owners, to much more serious matters such as distrust or fraud.

Paulette Smith, CPA has dealt with many business divorce situations.  Her investigations have identified numerous issues that could result in an eventual business divorce including:

  • Skimming
  • Embezzlement
  • Phantom Employees
  • Fraudulent Vendors
  • Unauthorized Payments to Family Members
  • Inappropriate / misleading accounting practices designed to misstate financial statements

The types of businesses investigated have included large and small enterprises, and cover a broad range of business types including:

  • Family Owned Businesses
  • Franchises
  • Timeshares
  • Retail businesses
  • Restaurants
  • Law Firms
  • Medical Practices
  • Real Estate Development

White Collar Criminal Investigations

Our professional staff includes a retired Federal law enforcement officer who specialized in major white collar criminal investigations for the United States Treasury Department.

Investigative services provided by my firm include:

a. Locating and interviewing witnesses

b. Preparing detailed reports of such interviews

c. Investigation of suspected employee thefts

d. Investigation of embezzlement cases

e. Franchise violations

f. Insurance fraud

Orlando Accountant You Can Trust

Certified public accountant Paulette Smith is dedicated to her work. Passionate about finances, Paulette has the experience and drive needed to handle your financial case. Contact Paulette Smith CPA by calling 407-440-8714.