Joseph has over 25 years of professional experience in both private and public industry. His experience includes assisting companies and their outside counsel with auditing, accounting, finance and internal controls related issues in connection with regulatory proceedings, litigation, arbitration, fraud, investigations, foreign corrupt practices, post and pre-acquisition due diligence / disputes, valuation, and contract compliance audits.
For example, in a recent matter, Joseph assisted in the white collar defense for senior executives in a high profile criminal investigation. Responsibilities included conducting a thorough forensic financial analysis of business records, providing accounting expertise on accounting principles, and compiling findings to assist in client’s defense.
Joseph applied his skills in a litigation matter assisting outside legal counsel defend a breach of contract claim involving compliance with a $100 million spend clause relating to a joint venture between the two parties. He reviewed the companies' books and records, analyzed complex accounting and contract issues, assisted in preparation of interrogatories regarding financial information, identified relevant financial documents in the discovery phase of litigation, assisted in depositions, and evaluated opposing expert reports and testimony.
Joseph has served clients in diverse industries including asset management, apparel, automotive, banking, broker dealers, cable, commodities, contractors, dairy, distributors, engineering, healthcare, industrial products, law firms, manufacturing, merchant banking, mining, mutual funds, private equity, real estate, retail, technology, telecom and time share.
Joseph was formerly a Director for 10 years in the Forensic Services practice at a “Big 4” public accounting firm. Prior to that, he developed deep experience serving SEC registrants and private companies including managing financial and regulatory reporting, and preparing financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
Joseph holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Hofstra University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Chartered Global Management Consultant (CGMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder (CFA). Joseph is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), New York State Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and an affiliate member of Medica, LLC.