Instructor Biography

Dr Michael A Crain

Dr Michael A Crain, DBA, CPA/ABV, CFA, CFE

Professor and Director of Center for Forensic Accounting
Florida Atlantic University
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About The Instructor

Dr. Michael A. Crain, CPA of Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a CPA licensed by the State of Florida. He holds several certifications in valuation: Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of CPAs and the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute. He earned his Doctor of Business Administration (finance) degree from Manchester Business School in England at the University of Manchester.

Mike is a past chairman of the AICPA business valuation committee and has been inducted into the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of AICPA’s Lawler Award presented by Journal of Accountancy for best article of the year and AICPA’s Sustained Contribution Award. Mike is the co-author or contributing author of six texts on business valuation or forensic accounting, including Essentials of Forensic Accounting published by AICPA, and has written extensively in practitioner journals such as the Journal of Accountancy. Mike has practiced for over 30 years mostly in forensic accounting and valuation and has testified many times as an expert witness. He is now on full-time faculty at Florida Atlantic University and is the director of FAU’s Center for Forensic Accounting. He practices part-time in forensic accounting and valuation with Kaufman Rossin.

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