AUDIT - TAX- FRAUD - FORENSIC 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Ashley B. Kruse, MBA, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CDFA

Kruse CPA PC

19045 Pierceall Rd

Hempstead, Texas 77445

Phone 713.623.4699

Fax 713.624.1228

ashleykruse@krusecpa.com

Education:

University of Mississippi

Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, 1987

 

Texas Southern University

Masters Degree in Business Administration, 1991

 

Certifications:

Certified Public Accountant, License # 82242

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

 

Certified Fraud Examiner

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

 

Forensic Certified Public Accountant

Forensic CPA Society

 

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

 

Certified Business Intermediary

International Business Brokers Association

 

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Texas Real Estate Commission

 

Candidate, Accredited Senior Appraiser

American Society of Appraisers

 

Uniformed Commissioning Examination

United States Treasury Department, Comptroller of the Currency

 

GIA – Basic Diamond Certificate

 

Professional Experience:

Kruse CPA PC, Houston, TX                                                                      August 1998 - Present

Formerly, The Nicholas Group

Public accounting and litigation support services

 

Southwest Bank of Texas NA, Houston, TX                                             May 1997 - August 1998

Assistant Vice President, Loan Review Services

 

Comptroller of the Currency, Houston, TX                                           February 1992 - May 1997

United States Treasury Department 

Associate National Bank Examiner

Passed Uniformed Commissioning Examination 1997

 

Bank One NA, Houston, TX                                                                     August 1990 - Feb. 1992

Quality assurance and training instructor

 

James Lambeth, CPA, PC, Tampa, FL                                                      Jan. 1988 to August 1990

Tax Specialist

 

 

Experience:

Over 20 years of experience in financial services industry with expertise in fraud and forensic accounting, litigation analysis, tax preparation and planning, general accounting, business valuation, business consulting, credit and financial analysis, and loan review, including:

 

Consulting work with Family Law attorneys and clients on divorce settlement options and financial implication of same.


Tax planning and tax preparation for individuals, companies, trusts and non-profits.


Consulting work assisting attorneys to identify and report fraudulent activity in partnership disputes, employee fraud, marital dissolutions and contractor cases.


Internal Revenue Service negotiations for clients.


Financial analysis for businesses and credit applications.


Business valuation services and business valuation review for litigation and individual clients and for litigation services.


Commercial and individual loan review services to attorneys, financial institutions and US Treasury Department.


Quality assurance training, tracking and oversight in financial, process, manufacturing and benchmarking.


Prepared and reviewed course material for credit analysis for the US Treasury Department.


Structured complex business relationships and tax analysis for clients.


Business sales for small to medium size companies.


Contract negotiation work for employment and subcontractor relationships.

 

Continuing Education:

Work Less, Live More, Forensic CPA Society

Understanding 1031 Tax Free Exchanges, Texas A&M University

Investigative Accounting In Divorce, Forensic CPA Society

Tax Deductions for Professionals, Forensic CPA Society

Forensic Accounting in Matrimonial Divorce, Forensic CPA Society

Tax Issues of Divorce, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

Financial Issues of Divorce, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

Fundamentals of Divorce, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

Working as a CDFA, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

Advanced Fraud Examination Techniques, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Tracing Illicit Funds, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Fraud and the Financial Statements, Texas Society of CPAs

Analyzing and Recasting Financial Statements, International Business Brokers Association, Inc.

Introduction to Business Valuations II, American Society of Appraisers

Business Valuation Case Study, American Society of Appraisers

Pricing a Small Business, International Business Brokers Association, Inc.

Introduction to Pricing a Small Business, International Business Brokers Association, Inc.

Certified Fraud Examiner Field Study, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Business Valuation Immerging Issues, American Society of Appraisers

Introduction to Business Valuation I, American Society of Appraisers

160 Hours of Formal Credit Analysis Training, Comptroller of the Currency

120 Hours of Regulatory Compliance Training, Comptroller of the Currency

40 Hours of Credit Review and Interviewing, Comptroller of the Currency

80 Hours of Interviewing Techniques and Report Writing, Comptroller of the Currency

  

 

Professional Memberships:

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Forensic CPA Society

Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

Texas Association of Business Brokers