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Joseph M. Palmar CPA CFE CFF

Chief Executive Officer

Palmar Forensics


DESIGNATIONS

Certified Public Accountant 1998

Certified Fraud Examiner 2009

Certified in Financial Forensics 2009

 

EDUCATION

Miami Dade Community College 1982 - 1984 - Graduated with honors

Member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society - Degree – AA

Florida Atlantic University 1984-1986 - Graduated with honors

Vice President of Accounting Students Association - Degree – BAA - Major- Accounting

Florida International University 1988-1990 - Graduated with honors

Vice President of Accounting Students Association - Degree – Master of Accounting

American Institute of CPAs - Completed over 1500 hours of courses presented by the AICPA in various areas

Florida Institute of CPAs - Completed over 1500 hours of courses presented by the FICPA in various areas

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - Completed 500 hours of courses presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Analysts

Continuing Professional Education - Over 2,000 hours of continuing professional education since certification.

Lecturer - Frequent speaker at Florida International University, University of Central Florida, and annual convention of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners on various fraud and corruption topics.

 

EXPERIENCE

2001 - Present - Chief Executive Officer - Palmar Forensics, Inc

2015 - Present - Partner - Data Queries, Inc.

2016 - Present - Special Consultant Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support BDO

2015 - 2016 - Partner & Director of GSK’s Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support Division - Goldstein Schechter Koch

1998 - 2001 - Chief Financial Officer Diplomat Properties LP

1996 - 1998 - Chief Financial Officer Eagle Companies

1992 -1996 - Chief Financial Officer Island Developers Ltd

1986 -1992 - Audit Manager Ernst & Young

 

PERSONAL

·      Resident of Miami-Dade County since 1964

 

HONORS, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

·      Graduate of FBI Citizen’s Academy

·      Special Commendation from FBI for special assistance provided in a $15M fraud case

·      Finance Committee Chair- His House Children’s Home

·      University Scholar FAU School of Business 1985

·      Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

·      Member of Florida Institute of AICPA

·      Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

·      Written numerous fraud articles dealing with vendor related fraud issues

·      Developed VETTED ® and Data Queries software programs

·      Inductee Miami Dade College Hall Of Fame- April 2020