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About the Forensic Lady

I feel that my clients deserve to be treated as I would want to be treated; that their matters receive timely attention and the quality of work must be great.  I always start each project making sure my client’s team and I are on the same page.  This includes whether or not my services will be of a consulting nature or if a matter is instead intended to be litigated, which may require my retention as an expert witness.  Since each matter  is unique, my approach and plan for completing the engagement is tailored accordingly.  Particularly in fraud and other forensic accounting investigations, I always recommend taking bite size chomps at the apple.  This allows us to regroup at appropriate points in the process to reassess what we now know to determine how and if we should proceed.

 About Pamela D. Wickes

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Pamela D. Wickes, CPA, CFE, CFF, ABV

Pam is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), who is also Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV). Pam has completed the training and is qualified to be retained as the Financial Professional on collaborative divorce teams.  Pam has nearly 20 years of diversified experience in the areas of private and public accounting, various fraud and forensic accounting investigations, internal control consulting, asset tracing, economic damages, family law related services, business valuations, and other litigation support services. She provides consulting and expert witness services, including testimony, to assist attorneys. family professionals, financial professionals, and clients prior to and throughout lawsuits, as well as during settlement negotiations.

Pam’s forensic accounting and litigation support services have included internal control assessments and recommendations; economic damages for loss of profits and/or earnings claims related to fraud, breach of contract or fiduciary duties; owner’s construction contract audit; construction disputes; operational assessments; forensic investigations of factors leading to insolvency; cost/benefit, profitability, and efficiency analysis for programs or business units; forensic analysis for post acquisition disputes and earn out payments; forensic analysis of financial documents; fraud examinations for fidelity and crime insurance claims and prosecution; data reconstruction and analysis; forensic investigation of nominal and beneficial ownership, investments in, entitlements to, and control of assets; lifestyle analysis for matrimonial matters; tracing of assets and financial transactions; witness interviews, and investigations of alleged unreported income, structuring of deposits, corporate financial statement fraud, employee theft and dishonesty, and other financial issues and investigations.

Pam has presented continuing education seminars sponsored by the Albany County Bar Association, the Albany Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Practicing Law Institute, North Carolina Association of CPAs, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), as well as seminars to other audiences, including colleges. The topics of her lectures and articles include accounting, financial statements, forensic accounting and legal issues, matrimonial matters, money laundering, business valuation, collusion, employee embezzlement and fraud prevention and detection.

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)

 Community involvement

  • Albany Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, President
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association (CDWBA), Member and “Distinguished Non-Attorney Member Award” Winner, 2014
  • Women’s Business Council of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Business Review “Forty Under 40” Winner, 2014
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Albany Division’s Citizens Academy Alumni, 2010

Just for fun

  • Pam captained the TBC/CDWBA Tour de Cure team and would not let the fact that some of them (errr Pat Scisci) didn’t own bikes deter her from recruiting more cyclists.
  • Pam was quoted in the ACFE’s Fraud Magazine, November/December 2013 issue.
  • One of Pam’s most enjoyable summer activities is a long motorcycle ride with her husband.
  • Pam’s favorite football team is the Green Bay Packers.