ParenteBeard Partner Bob Gray Authors Securities Fraud Article
February 4, 2022

ParenteBeard Partner Bob Gray, a key leader in the firm’s forensic, litigation and valuation services (FLVS) group, authored, “Securities Fraud: How Forensic Accountants can Assist the Various Stakeholders,” in FVLE Issue 47, February / March 2014.

In the article, Mr. Gray expands upon the primary objective and role of a forensic accountant involved with securities fraud matters. A forensic accountant’s role in these instances is to reconstruct a company’s books and records, to trace money and assets and to provide core CPA accounting and tax skill services, also including specialized forensic accounting skills, dispute resolution, litigation support, fraud, special investigative and other competencies. He discusses the various legal and financial challenges that stakeholders – receivers, trustees, monitors and forensic accountants – face in these types of matters.

Mr. Gray is a nationally recognized speaker to professional and education groups and is frequently requested to speak on various aspects of financial and accounting analyses, economic damages, litigation consulting, business valuation and forensic and fraud investigations. His professional expertise has been sought by leading industry publications, including the Journal of Accountancy.

Erin Buck, associate in the firm’s FLVS group, contributed to the article. She joined the ParenteBeard team in 2012 after graduating from Saint Louis University with a master’s degree in accounting.

For Mr. Gray and Ms. Buck’s insights on the forensic accountant’s role in securities fraud matters, visit FVLE Issue 47.