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Press Release


July 1, 2009

Albuquerque, N.M. -- Rich Brody, Rutledge Professor of Accounting at the UNM Anderson School of Management and CPA financial forensics expert, has recently been awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The CFF Credential, established in 2008 by the AICPA, is granted to qualified CPAs with considerable professional experience in financial forensics.

Dr. Rich Brody
Professor Brody met the requirements to earn the CFF credential, which include demonstrating significant business experience in the area of financial forensics as well as completing a minimum of 75 hours of life-long learning and education activities in the area of financial forensics. The CFF Credential is granted exclusively to CPAs who are members in good standing of the AICPA which binds them to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

CPAs who have earned the CFF Credential must be recertified every three years to maintain their credential.

Brody's research addresses issues related to forensic accounting, auditing and corporate governance. He has authored or co-authored over 60 refereed publications and has presented his work at more than 35 national and international conferences. Recent research has focused on issues such as corporate fraud, identity theft, background investigations, counterfeit educational credentials and the impact of corporate governance structure on auditor judgment. A fraud prevention and detection expert, Professor Brody has been published or quoted in SmartMoney Magazine, Fraud Magazine, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Journal of Forensic Economics, The CPA Journal, Internal Auditor, American Business Review, Accounting Horizons, Psychological Reports, Advances in Accounting and Managerial Auditing, as well as in a number of regional and local newspapers and magazines throughout the U.S. He has appeared on KOAT, KRQE, KKOB, and NPR and network television affiliates and radio stations in nearly one dozen cities across the country.


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The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.