Kelly J. Todd - Managing Member | Forensic Strategic Solutions

Kelly J. Todd

Kelly J. Todd

Kelly J. Todd is a managing member and the member in charge of forensic investigations at Forensic Strategic Solutions, LLC. Ms. Todd has a broad range of forensic experience including financial and white‐collar investigations, fraudulent financial reporting, accountants’ malpractice, and the calculation of economic damages. She has extensive experience conducting interviews and has secured numerous confessions. Ms. Todd has conducted forensic examinations for publicly held and closely held businesses, municipalities, and governmental and educational entities including the second largest school district in the United States.

In her work as a forensic accountant and fraud examiner, Ms. Todd works closely with defense and plaintiff attorneys, audit committees, corporate boards, and government inspector generals. Her experience in litigation consulting includes services in civil proceedings including the calculation of economic damages in a broad range of personal and corporate disputes. Ms. Todd has testified as an expert witness in federal and state courts.

Ms. Todd has served as a faculty member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners where she has taught throughout the country on various forensic accounting matters including electronic evidence and discovery, data mining, auditing for fraud, internal investigations, employee embezzlement, occupational fraud and abuse, and financial statement fraud. Ms. Todd has been featured in numerous publications such as Fraud Magazine, the Journal of Accountancy and Corporate Counsel.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1987
  • Accounting Equivalency, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1998

Professional designations & Certifications

  • CPA: Certified Public Accountant, 1999
  • ABV: Accredited in Business Valuation, 2006
  • CFF: Certified in Financial Forensics, 2008
  • CFE: Certified Fraud Examiner, 2009

Areas of Focus

  • Forensic and Investigative Accounting
  • Fraud Examination
  • Litigation Consulting
  • Consultant and Expert Witness
  • Economic Damages
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past faculty member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Past faculty member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Former Panel of Experts, Dunn on Damages, Published by Valuation Products & Services, LLC
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School, 2013-2016
    • Finance Chair, 2014-2016
  • Member, Birmingham Kiwanis Club
    • Treasurer, 2010-2013
    • Board of Directors, 2013-2015
    • Assistant Treasurer, 2016-present
  • Former member, Accounting Advisory Council, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association, 2009-2016
    • Former member of the Board of Directors, Alabama Chapter
  • Past President, Alabama Chapter of the National Speakers Association
  • Former Board Member, Birmingham Chapter of Risk Management Associates
  • Board of Directors, Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School
  • Member, Birmingham Kiwanis Club
  • Treasurer, Birmingham Kiwanis Club, 2010-2013
  • Leadership Birmingham– Class of 2012
  • Past President, Alabama Chapter of the National Speakers Association
  • Former Board Member, Birmingham Chapter of Risk Management Associates
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors, Jefferson/Shelby Unit of the American Cancer Society
  • Member, National Speakers Association
  • Member, The Women’s Network
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • What Every Expert Should Know about Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants National Business Valuation Conference.
  • Damages: The View from a Lawyer and a Practitioner, Financial Consulting Group.
  • Financial Investigation Toolbox, Alabama Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
  • Ponzi Scheme Tsunami – Beyond the Hapless Investor, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Conference; Alabama Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.
  • Damage Experts: How to Use Them or Preclude Them, Cumberland School of Law, CLE By-the-Honor Program.
  • The Top Ten Fraud Schemes: How to Detect and Prevent Them, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Uncovering Misappropriation Schemes, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Common Frauds and Internal Controls for Revenue, Purchasing and Cash Receipts, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • School District Fraud and What Auditors Can Learn From It, School District Audits Conference,Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Forensic Accounting: Fraudulent Reporting and Concealed Assets, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Enhancing Performance through Fraud Risk Assessment, Association of Financial Planners Annual Conference.
  • Forensic Investigations: Using Data Analysis Techniques to Detect Fraud, Guest Lecturer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Tulane University.
  • Conducting Internal Investigations, Guest Lecturer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
  • Auditing for Internal Fraud, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
  • Cyber-Sleuthing: The Legal and Practical Aspect of Electronic Evidence in Discovery and Internal Investigations, 23rd Annual Multi-State Labor & Employment Law Conference.
  • Financial Statement Fraud: What Really Goes on Between the Balance Sheets? Cumberland School of Law, CLE By-the-Honor Program.
  • Ten Most Important Things to Consider in An Embezzlement Case, Blue Sky Chapter of the of the ACFE; Montana Society of CPAs;  Annual Canadian Conference of the ACFE; ACFE Birmingham Chapter; Annual Professional Development Program of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Building Your Fraud Examination Practice, Annual Canadian Conference of the ACFE.
  • Cyber-Crimes: ACL & Fraud,North Alabama Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
  • Using Digital Evidence to Ferret Out Fraud, Cumberland School of Law; Financial Consulting Group; Cumberland School of Law, CLE By-the-Honor Program.