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

Josephine Giordano is a Director in the Financial Forensics & 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.

Education

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

Credentials/Licenses

  • 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)
  • Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
  • 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)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • 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

Presentations

  • “The CPA’s Role in Distressed Business Litigation,” Arizona Society of CPAs Business Valuation and Forensic & Litigation Services Conference, November 2020
  • “Dealing with Disruption: After COVID-19” and “Arizona Update: Growth on the Horizon,” 2020 National Cannabis Symposium, October 2020
  • “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

  • “Tax Considerations: Claiming a Child After Divorce,” Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Newsletter, November 2020
  • “Distressed Businesses: Overcoming Obstacles in the Road to Recovery,” AZ CPA Magazine, November 2020
  • “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