Kristen is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.
Kristen is a Partner with Ferraro, Amodio & Zarecki, CPAs Forensic Accountants and Business Advisors. She has over 15 years of forensic accounting and financial analysis experience in both the public accounting and governmental sectors. Kristen first joined FAZ in 2016 when the firm was founded and spent over two years as a manager for our forensic accounting department.
Prior to rejoining the firm, Kristen led the Forensic Audit Section, Criminal Division as the Chief Forensic Auditor for the NYS Office of the Attorney General. She also worked as a forensic auditor within the NYS Office of the Comptroller Investigations Division. Earlier in her career, Kristen worked at both Ernst & Young and KPMG and was a Manager of Forensic Consulting & Litigation at Zolfo Cooper (now part of Alix Partners).
Kristen has extensive experience conducting financial and white-collar investigations which include complex financial fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, Ponzi schemes, financial statement fraud and falsifying records, commercial, bankruptcy and trust and estate litigation. She has worked in partnership with attorneys, detectives, and legal support analysts to investigate cases including, but not limited to, white-collar crimes, financial frauds, securities fraud, public integrity-related crimes, tax fraud and organized crime. Kristen’s prior cases also have involved fraudulent conveyance, preferential payments, alter ego, and economic damages.
Kristen is a member of the Associated Certified Fraud Examiners, Albany County Bar Association and Westchester County Bar Association. She currently serves as a Board of Director for The Legal Project and is involved with the Parent Association at Saint Gregory’s School in Loudonville. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University at Albany with a dual bachelors in both Financial Analysis and Accounting.