About Stephanie

Stephanie L. Bernard is a director in the Firm’s Advisory Services practice and a member of the Forensic group. She has over ten years of accounting and consulting experience, concentrating on fraud and accounting-focused investigations, litigation and expert witness engagements, anti-bribery and corruption investigations, and compliance monitoring services.

Ms. Bernard’s experience includes forensic accounting investigations related to financial statement fraud, corruption, whistleblower allegations, misappropriation of assets, and internal control failures. She is retained by company management, their boards of directors, or their attorneys on complex financial and accounting matters, often with a focus on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). She has worked with public and private companies, as well as large, international organizations. Her experience spans a broad array of industries including utilities, oil and gas, technology, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, not-for-profits, financial services, and construction.

She also has experience in complex litigation matters involving accounting, commercial litigation, business interruption, accounting malpractice, post-acquisition, and corporate governance disputes. Ms. Bernard and her team are retained to analyze financial records and provide expert witness services in connection with these matters.

Ms. Bernard formerly worked in the Assurance and Forensic Advisory Services practices of “Big Four” accounting firms in Boston.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Co-Chair, Associate Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Northern New England
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA)

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

Expertise

Forensic Accounting
Litigation Support
Internal Investigations
Business Disputes

Education

Master of Business Administration
Bentley University

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Bentley University

Accreditations & Designations

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)