About Accreditations

As a firm and as individuals, we constantly strive to elevate our professional credentials through continuing education. As a result, our firm enjoys an unusually high percentage of advanced credentials for a firm of 26 people. All the following listed credentials require rigorous preparation and testing above and beyond the requirements for the CPA. The following table explains what the credentials mean and describes the groups that issue these credentials.

CPA – Certified Public Accountant (Professional license regulated by each state)

ABV – Accredited in Business Valuation
(specialty credential issued by the AICPA – the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

CFF – Certified Financial Forensics (specialty credential issued by the AICPA – the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

CFE – Certified Fraud Examiner
(specialty credential issued by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)

CVA – Certified Valuation Analyst
(specialty credential issued by NACVA – the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts)

    AVA – Accredited Valuation Analyst (specialty credential issued by NACVA). The NACVA issues the CVA only to CPAs; the AVA has the same qualification standards but is issued to non CPA’s who otherwise meet the credential standards

    EA – Enrolled Agent (credential issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury authorizing practice before the IRS. This credential is not necessary for licensed attorneys and CPA’s)

    CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst (specialty credential offered internationally by the American-based CFA Institute)

    MAFF – Master Analyst in Financial Forensics  (specialty credential issued by NACVA – the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts)

    Key Contacts:

    W. David Ellrich, CPA/ABV, ASA, CFE, CVA, CFF
    Managing Partner
    (561) 624-0355
    Dave@mencpa.com
    Palm Beach Gardens & Miami

    Matthew Stohlman, CPA/ABV, CFE, CFF
    Partner
    (561) 624-0355
    Matthew@mencpa.com
    Palm Beach Gardens

    Matt Smith, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF
    Partner
    (561) 624-0355
    Matt@mencpa.com
    Palm Beach Gardens

    Nancy Richardson, CPA, CVA, CFE
    Senior Forensic Manager
    (561) 624-0355
    Nancy@mencpa.com
    Palm Beach Gardens

    Keith Gardere, CPA/ABV
    Senior Forensic Accountant
    (561) 624-0355
    Keith@mencpa.com
    Palm Beach Gardens

    Matt James, CPA/ABV, CFF, MAFF
    Partner
    (305) 624-0355
    MattJ@mencpa.com
    Miami