Jennifer Baskin has a top-tier forensic accounting practice and possesses in-depth knowledge of complex fraud, accounting malpractice and bribery schemes.
Jen Baskin is a partner in FRA’s Washington DC office and recognised in GIR‘s “women in investigations” listing as one of the top 100 remarkable women in the profession from around the world. She has over 16 years of private sector and government experience providing advice on anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters, as well as financial accounting and accounting malpractice issues.
Jen’s expertise lies in conducting forensic accounting investigations focusing on issues surrounding generally accepted accounting principles, complex fraud and bribery schemes; evaluating and implementing compliance programmes; reviewing and revising corporate internal controls; and accounting malpractice litigation. She has conducted investigations in over 20 countries, including allegations of FCPA violations; revenue recognition; false books and records issues; M&A and third-party due diligence; and internal control weaknesses and violations. Jen has also participated in post-acquisition accounting disputes; accounting malpractice and consulting; expert testimony support; investigation of employee improprieties; and asset tracing.
Before joining FRA in 2017, Jen was a partner for EY in the forensics practice where she led complex fraud and FCPA investigations.
Prior to her time at EY, Jen was the first forensic accountant assigned to the FCPA Unit in the SEC’s division of enforcement, where she completed a variety of large FCPA investigations of SEC registrants, corporate officers, external auditors and other third parties. Jen worked with FCPA Unit attorneys across the country, traveling internationally to take testimony as part of global FCPA investigations. Jen also spent time in-house as the forensic accountant and trust and compliance officer at IBM.
Jen is a certified public Accountant (CPA), a certified fraud examiner (CFE) and holds a certificate in financial forensics (CFF) from the AICPA. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting at Virginia Tech.