About Leonard W. Vona & Fraud Auditing, Inc.
Leonard W. Vona is the CEO of Fraud Auditing, Inc. He is a forensic accountant with more than 40 years of diversified fraud auditing experience, including a distinguished 18-year private industry career. His firm, Fraud Auditing, Inc., advises clients in areas of litigation support, financial investigations, fraud detection and fraud prevention.
Mr. Vona is the author of Fraud Risk Assessment: Building a Fraud Audit Program, The Fraud Audit: Responding to the Risk of Fraud in Core Business Systems, and Fraud Data Analytics Methodology: The Fraud Scenario Approach to Uncovering Fraud in Core Business Systems published by Wiley.
Mr. Vona has successfully conducted more than 100 financial investigations and fraud auditing engagements for some of the largest high profile corporations in the United States. The net result of his efforts has saved clients millions of dollars through recovery or defense strategies. His financial investigation experience includes embezzlement, business disputes, asset theft, bribery and corruption, malpractice, and disbursement schemes. Mr. Vona’s trial experience is extensive, including appearances in federal and state courts. He is qualified as an expert witness, as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and is cited in West Law for the successful use of circumstantial evidence.
Mr. Vona lectures nationally and internationally on fraud risk assessments, fraud investigation, fraud prevention and detection, and fraud schemes perpetrated on companies. He regularly speaks at audit conferences and has developed the Fraud Training Curriculum for the MIS Training Institute, an internationally recognized audit training organization. Mr. Vona has provided more than 1,000 days of fraud training to organizations around the world. He was previously on the faculty of Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has written the training course on Auditors Responsibility for Detecting Fraud – SAS99 used by CPA Societies across the country. His international training experience includes five continents and training through interpreters in the Spanish, Portuguese and Russian language.
His private industry experience includes being recognized by Arthur Andersen as one of the top 25 Audit Directors in North America and conducting a financial investigation as part of a Qui Tam investigation for the U.S. Department of Justice. He led internal audit departments for more than 15 years and his knowledge of internal controls and fraud prevention theory is vast.
Mr. Vona graduated from Siena College with honors, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Mr. Vona is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the national Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He was the 1994 President of the N.Y. Capital Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants and the founding President of the Albany Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Fraud Auditing, Inc. Mission Statement:
To help the auditing profession become the number one reason for fraud detection in core business systems.
Auditors have a responsibility to respond to the risk of fraud. Having written the book on fraud auditing, Mr. Vona knows the best approach to prepare fraud risk assessments, perform fraud data analytics and conduct fraud audit procedures. He can help your organization integrate fraud into your audit programs through training programs, consulting services or co-source the project with your staff.
Customer Service Statement
Fraud Auditing, Inc. provides exceptional client service and strives for excellence in every professional matter. We treat all of our clients like our best client. With our cumulative years of experience and creative approach to fraud auditing, we offer the highest quality and value of forensic accounting services. Our professionals handle all matters directly and take great pride in the services offered. We know how to uncover fraud and simplify complex fraud cases.