Doug Betts, CFE, CPA
Doug Betts, CFE, CPA has over 20 years of financial accounting experience, both in public accounting and industry. Doug is a Certified Public Accountant and began his career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, one of the eight largest accounting firms in the world at that time, working with both publicly- and privately-held companies throughout the United States. Subsequently, Doug held positions with local accounting firms as well as controller with manufacturing and service firms in northeast Ohio. Doug's background of public and industry accounting provides a unique perspective that goes beyond just "knowing the numbers." Doug has an intimate knowledge of real-world, day-to-day accounting issues and procedures that only comes from experience, not just auditing someone else's work.
In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Doug is a Certified Fraud Examiner and concentrates his practice in the areas of forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and fraud prevention services, utilizing the latest technology to analyze and interpret electronic and other forensic data. In addition to traditional forensic accounting investigations, Doug maintains a special interest in family law forensic accounting involving issues of fraudulent transfers, unreported and under-reported income, hidden assets and child support issues.
Doug has served as the President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Society for Industrial Security.
Doug holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Akron and is a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio. Doug is a frequently requested speaker throughout Ohio on topics of small business fraud, identity theft, employee embezzlement and fraud detection and prevention for not-for-profit organizations.