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In college, I caught a fraudster while working as a cashier. When the math didn’t add up, I flagged the transaction. Fortunately, the perpetrator was caught — with over $2,000 from previously victimizing other stores. That was the start of this career!

Eric Conforti
Principal, CPA, CFE


I focus on solving and preventing all problems related to fraud. Whether it’s aiding federal, state, and local governments as they investigate public corruption, helping business owners discover, quantify, and document embezzlement losses for their insurance claims, performing fraud check-ups to proactively test for fraud, or providing internal control recommendations to prevent fraud, my skill set helps bring closure to what are typically emotionally challenging times for my clients. Beyond the “F”(raud) word, I utilize my data analytical and technical accounting skills to assist with class-action RICO lawsuits and support and defend shareholder oppression claims.

Nicknamed the “Batman of Accounting” by my peers, I’m rarely credited publicly for my success due to the confidential nature of my engagements. However, I have extensive experience in leading forensic accounting investigations, and I’ve provided deposition and court testimony as an expert. My engagements span all industries; although, serving as our public sector practice leader, I spend at least 25% of my time serving governments, K-12 districts, and higher education institutions.

I’m professionally trained in a variety of interviewing methods, performing data analytics, reviewing financial records, researching persons’ backgrounds online, and analyzing supporting documentation for anomalies. My work has resulted in dozens of criminal convictions, tens of millions of dollars in civil judgments, and many employee dishonesty/fidelity claims paid by insurance companies to victim organizations.

I'm a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the AICPA, and the MICPA, where I have served as the vice chair of the Forensic Accounting Task Force and the leader of the Forensic Accounting Expert Panel. I’ve published multiple articles, and I’m a frequent speaker on the topics of fraud prevention and fraud detection, having spoken at more than 100 events/seminars across the nation. I earned my B.A. and M.S. in accounting from Michigan State University.

Once upon a time, I was a thrill seeker who went skydiving, white-water rafting, freestyle skiing, and cliff jumping. These days I’ve slowed down, preferring a hike with my wife or playing on a beach with my kids. One of my favorite hidden gems is the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s U.P., where we spend time every summer.