Andy Mintzer is a principal in the Forensic and Financial Consulting Services Group at Hemming Morse and has over 35 years of accounting experience. With a primary focus on auditing and litigation services, he spent 17 years at Ernst & Young auditing public and privately-held companies and providing litigation support.
Andy’s engagements have involved a wide range of industries, including financial services, real estate, consumer products, entertainment and manufacturing. His litigation services experience includes matters involving accounting principles, auditing issues and fraud investigations. He has also developed and instructed numerous accounting and auditing educational programs and is an instructor for the National Judicial College where he teaches accounting, auditing and financial reporting to judges.
Highly relied upon within his profession, Andy has served on three professional standard setting committees of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – the Auditing Standards Board, Accounting Standards Executive Committee and the Professional Ethics Executive Committee – all of which are responsible for establishing professional standards for the profession. He is currently the chair of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (CalCPA), the largest state society of CPAs in the country. Andy is a licensed U.S. Certified Public Accountant and also a licensed Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.
“Following FASB,” California CPA, October 2013
“Standard Alert, SAS 125: Guidance Regarding Auditor’s Written Communication,” California CPA, October 2012
“A Full Tank of GAAS,” California CPA, June 2011
“SSARS 21 – Reviews, Compilations & Preparation,” CalCPA, Los Angeles, CA, June 2015
“Fraud Prevention and Detection… Lessons from the Past,” AICPA Controllers Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 2014
“Revised Auditing Standards – Clarity and Convergence,” CalCPA Education Foundation, Webcast, January 2014
“Financial Statement Fraud – Case Studies,” CalCPA Education Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, May 2013
“What are Audited Financial Statements?,” Financial Statements in the Courtroom, National Judicial College, Reno, NV, March 2013
“New Auditing Standards for 2012,” Los Angeles Westside Discussion Group, CalCPA, 2011
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Professional Ethics Executive Committee Former member, Auditing Standards Board Former member, Accounting Standards Executive Committee Member, Council Former Member, International Auditing Standards Task Force Former Member, Relations with the Judiciary Subcommittee
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
State Society Chair, Board of Directors Member, Council Member, Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee Member, Litigation Section Steering Committee Member, Amicus Curiae Committee
American Accounting Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, Audit Committee
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles County
Member, Audit Committee
University of South Florida, Master of Accountancy, 1978
University of South Florida, B.A., Accounting, 1977