Dr. Michael Crain

Dr. Michael Crain

About Dr. Michael Crain

I have been associated with FAU since 2008, initially as an adjunct and then full-time faculty starting in 2016. I am both an academic and for over 30 years a practitioner. I have a Doctor of Business Administration (finance) degree from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (England) and an MBA and BA Accounting degrees from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant (Florida) and practitioner in business valuation and forensic accounting in my consulting. I am a senior advisor to Miami-based accounting firm Kaufman Rossin in the forensic accounting and valuation areas. I am a co-author or contributing author of six texts on business valuation or forensic accounting. I have written extensively in practitioner journals such as the Journal of Accountancy and taught CPAs on valuation and forensic accounting at national and state conferences and seminars. I am a past chair of the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) business valuation committee serving for three years. I have certifications in valuation and investment analysis: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute) and Accredited in Business Valuation (AICPA). I am also a Certified Fraud Examiner (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). I have received several awards including the AICPA Lawler Award presented by the AIPCA’s Journal of Accountancy for best article of the year and AICPA’s Sustained Contribution Award, and have been inducted into the AICPA’s Business Valuation Hall of Fame.

June 2017

Announcement: Upcoming forensic accounting conference with focus on technology

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Forensic Accounting and Emerging Technologies Conference August 10 and 11, 2017 Boca Raton, Florida FAU’s Center for Forensic Accounting and U.S. Department of the Treasury will host another forensic accounting conference on August 10 and 11, 2017 at FAU

February 2017

New Florida court ruling on the Daubert standard for expert witnesses

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On February 16, 2017 the Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling that appears to have rejected the Daubert evidential standard for expert witness testimony in Florida courts. The Daubert criteria became the standard for expert opinions in federal courts in

January 2017

Forensic Accounting and the Bank Secrecy Act Conference – Deerfield Beach, Florida – February 9-10, 2017

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Inspector General and Florida Atlantic University, Center for Forensic Accounting, this conference will focus on the Bank Secrecy Act as related to forensic accounting and the importance of the forensic