- Senior Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
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- B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington
- M.B.A., Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), California, Oregon, Washington and New York
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
- Accounting Advisory
- Accounting Restatement
- Corporate Fraud & Investigations
- Financial Misstatement Fraud
- Risk Management & Internal Controls
- Automotive & Industrial
- Financial Services
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Transportation & Logistics
Chris Brown is a CPA with over 24 years of experience in auditing, accounting advisory, forensic investigations and litigation consulting. Mr. Brown has significant experience advising corporations, boards of directors and “C-level” executives on SEC financial reporting matters, internal controls, risk management and forensic accounting investigations.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Brown was formerly an audit partner at KPMG where he led audits of SEC registrants under PCAOB and AICPA audit standards for both domestic and international clients. Chris also served in KPMG’s National office including roles in KPMG’s Office of General Counsel, Risk Management, SEC Advisory and Financial Services Groups. During his career his client portfolio has included public and private banks, mortgage lenders, consumer products, biotech, forest products and transportation companies.
Mr. Brown has extensive experience evaluating SEC reporting matters and an in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Mr. Brown has assisted clients with forensic accounting investigations, audits of internal controls, public debt and equity offerings, Regulation AB compliance and IFRS reporting and conversion for U.S. and foreign registrants. Mr. Brown also has significant merger and acquisition experience that includes completing buy side due-diligence projects and evaluating the accounting implications of mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Brown has led the instruction of a variety of technical trainings for both external and internal audiences. This has included presenting technical trainings on accounting for financial instruments, fair value, business combinations, audit methodologies, SOX 404 compliance, IFRS reporting and loan loss methodologies. Mr. Brown also serves as an adjunct professor at Portland State University where he instructs a forensic accounting course on conducting independent corporate financial investigations.
Mr. Brown holds a B.A. degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and an M.B.A. from the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Mr. Brown is a Certified Public Accountant in Oregon, Washington, California and New York. Mr. Brown is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the California Society of CPAs.