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Mary-Jo Kranacher, MBA, CPA/CFF, CFE

Mary-Jo Kranacher, MBA, CPA/CFF, CFE

Mary-Jo Kranacher is a Bates Testifying Expert based in New York, NY.  She is a certified public accountant (CPA), a certified fraud examiner (CFE), and certified in financial forensics (CFF).  Ms. Kranacher is the ACFE Endowed Professor of Fraud Examination and former department chairman for Accounting & Finance in the School of Business & Information Systems at York College of The City University of New York (CUNY).  She is the former editor-in-chief of The CPA Journal and is President Emeritus of the Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP), an industry/university cooperative research center for the prevention of fraud and corruption. 

Professor Kranacher co-authored a bestselling textbook titled “Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, 2nd Edition” published by John Wiley & Sons (2019). She served as a subject matter expert for the U. S. Department of Justice’s grant-funded project that developed a model curriculum for fraud and forensic accounting education. She has conducted forensic engagements related to asset misappropriation, fraudulent financial statements, and expense reimbursement schemes. Her articles have won awards from both academic and practitioner organizations. Professor Kranacher writes and speaks extensively on anti-fraud education, forensic accounting, fraud detection and deterrence, professional ethics, and accounting education and was named the 2009 ACFE Educator of the Year.

Mary-Jo is a consultant and subject matter expert in these Practice Areas and Services:

Credentials

EXPERIENCE

Bates Group, Testifying Expert, 2014 - Present
York College, The City University of New York, Department of Accounting and Business, ACFE Endowed Professor of Fraud Examination, 2009 – present; Professor, 2009 – present; Chairperson, 2009 – 2012; Associate Professor, 2005 – 2009; Chairperson, 2005 – 2006; Assistant Professor, 1999 – 2005; Adjunct Instructor, 1985 - 1996

  • Courses taught: Principles of Accounting 1 & 2, Intermediate Accounting 1 & 2, Federal Income Taxation, Auditing, Advanced Auditing, Business Finance, and Fraud Examination.

Departmental, College and University Committee Assignments; Department chair, Accounting & Finance, 2009 - 2012; Board member, York College Foundation, 2008 – present; Chair, Business faculty search committee, 2008 - 2009; Department chair, Accounting & Business, 2005 - 2006
The CPA Journal, The New York State Society of CPAs, Editor-in-Chief, 2006 - 2013
University Accounting Office, the City University of New York, University Director of Trusts & Gifts Management, 1994 - 1999

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

  • Accounting
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Forensic Consultant
  • Financial Crimes
  • Fraud Prevention
  • College/University Fraud Detection

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & DESIGNATIONS

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)

Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP) – President (December 2009- December 2011)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

  • Board of Regents 2004-2006
  • Higher Education Committee (Chair 2004-2006)

American Accounting Association (AAA)

  • Auditing Section
  • Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section
  • International Accounting Standards Section

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

  • Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Section

NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

Financial Executives International (FEI)

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Public Accounting/Finance, cum laude, St. John’s University, College of Business Administration, Jamaica, NY

  • Honors: Dean’s List

Bachelor of Science (BS), Accounting/Economics, cum laude, York College, City University of New York, Jamaica, NY

  • Honors: Dean’s List

AWARDS

  • Best Research Paper (AAA FIA section), 2013
  • ACFE Hubbard Award (for best 2011 article in Fraud Magazine), 2012
  • York College Alumni Distinguished Faculty. 2010
  • Fraud Magazine Columnist Recognition, 2010
  • ACFE Educator of the Year, 2009

PUBLICATIONS

BOOK:

  • Krancaher, MJ, Riley, R, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, 2nd ed., New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., July 2019
  • Kranacher, MJ, Riley, R., Wells, J., Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., June 2010

Contributing Author for:

  • Wells, Joseph T., Principles of Fraud Examination, Second edition (chapters 10, 11, 12 & 15), New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008
  • Wells, Joseph T., Principles of Fraud Examination (chapters 10, 11, 12 & 14), New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004

Online Supplemental Instructional Resource:

  • Solutions Manual for the Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination textbook published by Wiley & Sons, Inc., June 2010
  • Instructors' Manual for the Principles of Fraud Examination textbook published by Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004

*References, Articles, CPA Journal Interviews, Editorials, Educational Programs, Presentations and other scholarly and professional activities are available upon request. 

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