Shannon Farr Earns Certified in Financial Forensics Credential
CHATTANOOGA, TN (August 13, 2010) – Shannon Farr, a business valuation manager with Decosimo Advisory Services, 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 certified public accountants (CPAs) who meet the experience and education requirements specific to the field of financial forensics.
A certified public accountant accredited in business valuation (CPA•ABV) licensed in Tennessee and Alabama, Ms. Farr has more than 15 years of accounting experience. Ms. Farr specializes in business valuation and litigation support services relating to marital dissolutions, shareholder disputes, sale and purchase transactions, estate and gift tax determinations, shareholder settlements and minority interest buy-outs. Ms. Farr provides expert witness services related to business valuation and economic damages matters.
"This credential tells the community what we have known for some time – that Shannon is an excellent source not only for traditional accounting and business valuation services, but also for litigation support services," said Brent McDade, Managing Director of Decosimo Advisory Services. "The Decosimo firm has a deep commitment to litigation support as a practice area, and Shannon is the fifth Decosimo professional to achieve this credential."
Prior to joining Decosimo, Ms. Farr was a partner in a public accounting firm in Birmingham, Alabama, where she provided assurance, tax and consulting services to clients in numerous industries including healthcare, government, not-for-profit, construction and fabrication, manufacturing and insurance. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Tennessee, she is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she has served on the Healthcare Conference Committee. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
About Joseph Decosimo and Company, PLLC
Decosimo is a nationally recognized firm, perennially ranked as a Top 100 accounting and business advisory services firm. The regional firm has eight office locations in the United States and the Cayman Islands, with approximately 300 professionals and staff. Each of Decosimo's offices provides a full range of accounting and advisory services to a wide array of industries. Decosimo Advisory Services is the business valuation, litigation support and transaction advisory practice of Decosimo. (www.decosimo.com/advisory)
About the AICPA
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national, professional association of CPAs, with over 350,000 members, including CPAs in business and industry, public practice, government, and education. It sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies; federal, state and local governments; and non-profit organizations. It also develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination. (www.aicpa.org)