John Kluka is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. Mr. Kluka is in the Data & Analytics (D&A) practice in the Forensic & Litigation segment. Mr. Kluka specializes in complex, data-intensive cases, including disputes, litigations, forensic accounting and financial fraud investigations, regulatory infractions and other critical challenges. He has in depth experience in the design and implementation of financial, economic, and transactional modeling.
Mr. Kluka’s engagements include assisting the United States government in evaluating a series of lawsuits surrounding the alleged mismanagement of Native American tribes’ trust assets. He has assisted in the areas of forensic accounting analysis, economic modeling and analysis, data modeling and analysis, and account reconstruction and reconciliation.
Mr. Kluka also has experience in accounting investigations related to fraudulent behavior, funds tracing, reporting and internal control issues, system evaluation and testing, and financial statement analysis. He has performed IPO readiness assessments including an evaluation of the company’s infrastructure, technology solutions, ongoing projects, organizational capabilities, and a roadmap and comprehensive work plan.
Mr. Kluka has also served as the third party administrator of a major restitution fund, including creating and executing the restitution plan and distributing the fund to all harmed parties. His experience includes collection of financial reporting systems, integration of multiple systems into complex financial processes, and preservation of voluminous data sources through database design and construction.
Mr. Kluka’s other notable matters have involved multi-national companies in industries including, automotive, automobile rental, banking, energy, environmental, financial services, insurance, government trust funds, hospitality, and retail.
Mr. Kluka holds a Masters of Accounting from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Psychology from Indiana University. Mr. Kluka has been a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois since 2008 and a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2014.