Ms. Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello


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I like to solve mysteries. “Harriet the Spy” is whom I hold responsible for this but, perhaps, Harriet served to inspire my innate curiosities and gave me new ideas about how to pursue my desire to solve mysteries, resolve problems and just generally know what’s going on. Time has not lessened my drive to watch, listen, and learn and then, in turn, use this knowledge in order to come up with a better way to do things, to find a resolution to an issue or maybe just to reunite a stranger with a bag that she dropped. This, in time, led me to becoming a CPA, Certified in Financial Forensics. Remember, when Al Capone when to jail, it was financial forensics that got him convicted for tax evasion, when federal prosecutors could not pin any of his violent crimes on him. At, I talk financial forensics, how and where it works and how, like math, it affects you in ways you might not think. If you don’t know how something works, how will you know when and why things go wrong? So, through my time in audit and working in industry, I have always sought to find out the processes behind the numbers, be it an entity that makes things, sells things or provides services. I use what I learn to make improvements, be they better systems, fewer errors or highlighting wrongdoing. Specialities: Industry expertise and analysis, forensic investigations, fraud detection and prevention. Financial analyses and due diligence engagements. Experience in financial statement preparation and audits. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting standards and principles. New York State Society of CPAs Young Leadership Circle Inductee President Elect of the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs. Member of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) Litigation Services Committee. Member of the Judging Panel for the NYSSCPA Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards. Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)