Deborah Dickson, CPA, CFF, CFFA, President of Smith Dickson, has successfully completed the rigorous certification process to earn the designation of Certified Forensic Financial Analyst (CFFA) with the prestigious National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA®). She previously earned the certification of CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics) through the American Institute of CPAs.
The CFF credential is granted exclusively to CPAs who demonstrate considerable expertise in forensic accounting through their knowledge, skills, and experience. The CFF encompasses fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills that CPAs apply in a variety of service areas, including bankruptcy and insolvency; computer forensic analysis; valuations; fraud prevention, detection, and response; financial statement misrepresentation; and economic damages calculations. The CFFA certification is designed to provide assurance to the legal community that the designee possesses a level of experience and knowledge to provide competent and professional financial litigation support services.
Ms. Dickson is an experienced CPA and expert witness, with over 25 years in the accounting profession including 15 years in the litigation services area. She began her career as an auditor for Deloitte Touche (formerly Touche Ross) and subsequently accepted an opportunity to run the Entrepreneurial Services Division at PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand). She has been President of Smith Dickson, an Accountancy Corporation, since 1982.