Josephine Giordano, MBA, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE, CBA, ASA, CDBV, CIRA, CICA

Josephine Giordano is a Director in the Financial Forensics and Valuation Services Group at BeachFleischman PC. Ms. Giordano’s extensive experience includes the areas of internal audit, banking, regulatory compliance, fraud investigation, forensic accounting, public accounting/tax, business valuations, bankruptcy & restructuring, turnaround management, court-appointed receiverships, and special master and compliance monitoring appointments.


  • Adelphi University, Masters of Business Administration, Corporate Finance
  • Hofstra University, Bachelors of Business Administration, Accounting


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Business Appraiser (CBA)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Certified in Distressed Business Valuation (CDBV)
  • Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
  • Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA)
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Arizona

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA); Chairperson of the Cannabis Special Interest Section
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
  • Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA)
  • Institute for Internal Controls (IIA)
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Maricopa County Bar Association: Board member, member of Strategic Planning Committee and Finance Committee, Bankruptcy Section, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section, Family Law Section


  • “Panel Discussion: Arizona’s Burgeoning Cannabis and Hemp Industry,” Arizona Society of CPAs, February 2020
  • “A Friday Morning in the Weeds, Part II: Continued Discussions Regarding the Evolving Commercial Cannabis Arena,” State Bar of Arizona, November 2019
  • “An Expert’s Tips for Effective Analysis of Financial Statements and Tax Returns,” Maricopa County Bar Association’s Annual Paralegal Conference, November 2019
  • “Grim Reefer: In the End, It’s About Collecting What is Due,” Arizona Department of Revenue, August 2019
  • “Cannabis Receiverships – Stirring Up the Pot,” State Bar of Arizona 2019 Convention, June 2019
  • “Getting to the Goal Line: Appointments of Special Real Estate Commissioners and Receivers to Get Deals Done in Difficult Real Estate Matters,” Arizona Trustee Association, May 2019
  • “Appointments of Receivers and Special Commissioners to Resolve Jointly-Owned Asset Disputes,” Arizona Society of CPAs, Phoenix Tax Workshop, April 2019
  • “I’m Not Dead Yet and I May Need That Money! Financial Exploitation and Undue Influence of Vulnerable Adults,” State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Section, December 2018
  • “Cooking the Books: Lessons in Financial Statement Fraud,” Maricopa County Bar Association, October 2018
  • “Hemp Me Hemp You Access Risk in Valuations,” Arizona Private Lenders Association, October 2018
  • “Appointments of Receivers and Special Commissioners to Resolve Jointly Owned Asset Disputes,” Scottsdale Bar Association, October 2018
  • “Weeding Through the Risks,” Southwest Cannabis Convention, October 2017
  • “Forensic Accounting Techniques and Tips in Financial Exploitation Cases,” Maricopa County Public Fiduciary, July 2013
  • Expert Witness Panel, Turnaround Management Association, May 2009
  • “Financial Issues for Lawyers,” State Bar of Nevada, April 2008
  • “Overview of Business Valuations,” Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar Association, April 2008
  • “Occupational Fraud and Abuse,” Nineteenth Annual Treasury and Payments Expo, September 2004
  • “FASB #141 and #142: Valuing Goodwill and Intangible Assets, “American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants National Conference, June 2002
  • “SBA Standards: Business Appraisals and SBA Lending Policies,” Small Business Administration, Southwest District, April 2002
  • “Business Valuations: A Value-Added Service for Your Clients,” American Society of Women Accountants, June 2001
  • “Structuring the FLP/FLLC Agreement to Maximize Discounts,” National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, May 2001
  • “Discussion of Business Valuations,” Southern Nevada Women Attorneys Association, March 2001

Published Articles

  • “ASCPA’s Cannabis Special Interest Section Update”, AZ CPA Magazine, May 2020
  • “Know Their Limits: Defining Scope Limitations Imposed on Experts and Court Appointees,” Arizona Attorney-Expert Witness Guide, February 2020
  • “Dollars and Sense: Working Effectively with Financial Experts” (contributor), Arizona Attorney, State Bar of Arizona, March 2017
  • “Are You Meeting the Adequate Disclosure Requirements for FLP Valuation Reports,” Perspectives, Arizona Women Lawyers Association, July 2001
  • “What Drives the Value of Your Business,” Arizona Women’s News, July 2001

Community/Volunteer Services

  • Previously approved and served as a volunteer for the City of Phoenix Police Department to provide forensic accounting/fraud investigative services
  • Previously approved and served as a court-approved mediator in Maricopa County Justice Court; required 40 hours of training by the Office of the Attorney General
  • Maricopa County Bar Association: Board member, member of Strategic Planning and Finance Committees