PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Christine Beliveau, a prominent forensic accountant with experience at major accounting firms, and work in sectors including technology, health care, manufacturing and professional services, will join international consulting firm LECG (Nasdaq: XPRT) as a managing director in the firm's San Francisco office.
Ms. Beliveau has extensive experience dealing with a wide variety of critical accounting matters, including major forensic investigations of Fortune 500 companies in the United States and abroad. She also has helped companies deal with post-investigation fallout, including restatement of financial statements and responding to class actions from shareholders.
"In an economic climate where accounting investigations are of paramount importance, Christine will significantly add to LECG's depth," said LECG managing director Ed Westerman. "Christine is one of the preeminent forensic accountants in her field, and her experience in a diverse group of industries will add considerably to LECG's versatility and ability to serve the complex corporate accounting needs of San Francisco and Silicon Valley's top businesses."
A snapshot of Ms. Beliveau's recent work includes:
- Providing a Fortune 500 company with technical accounting expertise on the restatement of the translation of its foreign subsidiaries' financial statements, later directing the implementation of the functional currency changes at the company's foreign subsidiaries.
- Leading the review of revenue recognition practices for a Fortune 500 company, resulting in the identification of accounting errors that required a restatement of three years of financial statements. She also assisted the company in quantifying the impact of the correction of errors.
- Leading the internal investigation of a Fortune 500 healthcare company due to whistleblower allegations made to the SEC.
- Performing an investigation at the Japanese subsidiary of a Fortune 10 company concerning alleged fraud and misconduct that resulted in a restatement, working hand-in-hand with the company's internal audit group and counsel.
In addition, Ms. Beliveau has experience in due diligence consulting, internal audit, assessments of internal control policies and aiding companies through complex accounting issues often related to restatements.
"I'm very excited to bring my experience to LECG. I know that Silicon Valley and San Francisco companies need a quick and nimble organization to provide the best forensic accounting services necessary when a need arises, and LECG is well-suited to this goal," Ms. Beliveau said. "I'm gratified to join a team of highly qualified accountants and experts in the field."
Prior to joining LECG, Christine was a managing director at Huron Consulting Group in San Francisco and held posts with KPMG and Arthur Andersen in Silicon Valley.
LECG is a global litigation: economics; consulting and business advisory; and governance, assurance, and tax expert services firm with approximately 1200 employees in 32 offices. We provide independent expert testimony, original authoritative studies, strategic financial advisory services, and innovative business consulting solutions. Attest services are provided through Smart and Associates, LLP, pursuant to an alternative practice structure. LECG is not a licensed CPA firm.