Kim Onisko is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He provides litigation support services in the areas of economic damages, expert testimony, business valuations and divorce matters. He has served as an expert in both California and Federal courts. Mr. Onisko serves all of Southern California with his forensic accounting services.
Within minutes of meeting Kim Onisko, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE, our lead forensic accountant, you will feel at ease. Kim’s ability to relate accounting terminology in an easy to understand style has contributed enormously to his successful career. His ability to assess a client’s needs, and communicate them effectively, have made him a client favorite for the past 20 years.
The AICPA conducted a study of the “Characteristics and Skills of the Forensic Accountant”. The results accurately describe Kim’s personality and qualifications. Here are a few excerpts from the executive summary:
- The marketplace requires the forensic accountant to possess a different skill set from the traditional accountant.
- The survey found that 60% of more of the attorneys respondents ranked being analytical, detailed-oriented and ethical as essential traits and characteristics.
- Attorneys ranked effective oral communication as their top core skill for forensic accountants and that was followed by the forensic accountant’s ability to simplify the information.
- More than 80% of the attorney respondents identified inability to simplify the information and ineffective oral communication skills as the top-two reasons why forensic accountants are ineffective, which is consistent with their top 5 ranking core skills for forensic accountants.
The report is available here.
Forensic accounting involves the application of special skills in accounting, auditing, finance, quantitative methods, law, and investigative skills to collect, analyze, and evaluate evidential matter and to interpret and communicate findings.
We use auditing and investigative techniques in the following areas:
- Breach of Contract
- Lost Profits
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Rents
- Inventory Losses
- Intellectual Property Infringement
- Business Interruption
- Fidelity Bond Loss
- Real Estate and Construction Disputes
- Fraudulent Financial Reporting
- Employee Fraud
- Cash and check schemes
- Accounts receivable fraud
- Inventory fraud
- Accounts payable fraud
- Fictitious disbursements
- Income Available for Support
- Undisclosed income
- Business Valuation
- Hidden Assets
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