Travis Armstrong, Nathan Fan and Tatyana Shtyrkova Recognized by “Standing Ovation” Program at AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference

Hemming Morse congratulates Managers Travis Armstrong (San Francisco), Nathan Fan (Los Angeles) and Tatyana Shtyrkova (San Francisco) for their recent “Standing Ovation” honors from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Recognizing Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) age 40 years old or younger in various specialty credential areas, the inaugural program singled out 32 honorees at the AICPA’s Forensic & Valuation Services (FVS) Conference in Las Vegas in November.

Looking to highlight young CPAs who exhibit outstanding professional achievement, Standing Ovation program requirements for nomination in the FVS specialty area include maintaining an active CPA license, being an AICPA member in good standing and holding the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and/or Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential.

“We are very proud of Travis, Nathan and Tatyana for this well-earned recognition. They continue to be integral members of our team, providing the highest level of client service and taking on leadership roles within our industry,” said Managing Partner Greg McKinnon.

“The AICPA created the Standing Ovation program to recognize the rising stars who have gone above and beyond in specialty areas,” said Jeannette Koger, CPA, Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and AICPA’s vice president of member specialization and credentialing. “These accomplished young professionals in the areas of forensic accounting and business valuation are well on their way to becoming leaders in our profession.”

Holding CPA, CFF and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credentials, Armstrong’s experience includes assisting clients on cases in the areas of securities litigation, accountants’ professional liability, economic damages and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as performing forensic accounting and fraud investigations for a range of businesses and nonprofits. In addition to being a member of AICPA’s FVS Case Law Task Force, Armstrong is the vice chair of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (CalCPA) Forensic Services Section – Economic Damages. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid of Marin. He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2006).

Maintaining CPA, CFF and CFE credentials, Fan’s litigation consulting experience includes matters involving accounting principles, securities litigation, accountants’ professional liability, auditor malpractice, intellectual property disputes, business interruption claims and fraud examinations spanning a wide range of industries. He has also performed complex studies involving lost profit and reasonable royalty calculations, incremental profit analysis, product line profitability and evaluation of internal controls processes and documentation. In addition to his membership in AICPA’s FVS Section, Fan is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and CalCPA, where he is chair of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Forensic and Valuation Services Section, an at-large member of the Accounting Principles and Attestation Standards (AP&AS) state-wide technical committee, and currently participating in the Leadership Institute. He earned his B.A., with honors, from the University of California, Berkeley (2002).

Shtyrkova, who maintains CPA and CFF credentials and has passed the ABV exam, assists clients across a wide variety of industries on matters including, securities litigation, FCPA, accountants’ professional liability and auditor malpractice, large data analyses and general damages. In addition to her membership in AICPA’s FVS Section, she is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and CalCPA. Shtyrkova’s involvement in CalCPA includes serving on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Chapter, where she is the local chair of the AP&AS state-wide technical committee, as well as a member of and mentor for the Scholarship Committee. Shtyrkova also holds the CGMA designation from AICPA and is a graduate of CalCPA’s Leadership Institute. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2008).