Managing Director, FirstRule Financial Inc.
310 Fourth Ave S, Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Investment Fraud, Investigative and Forensic Accounting, Risk Assessment, Compliance Testing, Risk Consulting, Internal Investigations, Litigation Support, Trust and Estate Disputes, Cyber Scams
Mike Mumford, CPA, CFF®, CFE®, CPA (Canada)
Mr. Mumford has over 30 years’ experience as a forensic accountant and risk consultant working with law enforcement, attorneys, businesses and non-profits. He has also worked with individual and family private clients and family offices.
The majority of Mike’s forensic experience would be classified as investigative accounting, where he is hired for the purpose of examining whether financial concerns, allegations, irregularities or disputes are substantiated, and if so, to uncover the facts. As a result of his investigative accounting focus, Mike is usually retained when there are concerns or suspicions of financial irregularities but few hard facts.
Mike’s experience encompasses over 300 investigative and forensic accounting cases. His work with law enforcement on criminal matters includes financial institution frauds, Ponzi and other investment fraud schemes, money laundering, corruption, and asset tracing.
On the civil side, Mike has led many complex forensic accounting engagements involving matters such as internal and external fraud, embezzlement and theft, investment fraud, breach of fiduciary duty by Trustees and Conservators, shareholder disputes and commercial litigation.
Several years ago, Mike began assisting organizations and individuals to assess whether they are following sound financial and risk management practices in order to reduce their risk of material losses from embezzlement, fraud and other financial risks. Mike’s methodology provides a truly independent, holistic assessment of the risks to clients’ finances.
Mike is also the author of Avoidable Losses: A Guide to Keeping What You’ve Earned, at Amazon. You can read the review by Walter Pavlo in Forbes.