The American Institute of CPAs honored Professor Schwartz for her significant contributions to the practice and profession of forensic accounting and valuation.
San Francisco—Lynda H. Schwartz of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been named a Forensic & Litigation Services (FLS) Volunteer of the Year by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
“As an educator, author, and practitioner, Lynda is generous with her knowledge, and contributes greatly to the accounting profession,” noted Elaine Harwood, head of Cornerstone Research’s accounting practice. “On behalf of our firm, I am delighted to congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.”
Professor Schwartz has been “instrumental in advancing the interests of the forensic and valuation services area,” said Barbara Andrews, director of forensics and technology advisory services for the AICPA. “From providing thought leadership and professional understanding to helping create new standards and credentials, [her] commitment cannot be understated.”
Professor Schwartz is an expert in forensic accounting and data analytics, with a focus on fraud examination and risk assessment. She directs the forensic accounting curriculum at the Isenberg School of Management and teaches courses in forensic accounting and fraud examination. Professor Schwartz currently serves as a member of the AICPA Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Committee.
The awards were announced at the 2021 AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference in Las Vegas.