Jenny, who is a Certified Fraud Examiner, specializes in Small Businesses and Occupational Fraud issues. She also provides services in Accounting & Auditing, and Family Business Consulting.

Jenny Watson, CPA, CFE

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Jenny writes frequently for business periodicals about financial and tax matters and belongs to:

  • Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Wilmington Women in Business

JENNY'S BALANCE SHEET

Q: It would seem that your services to closely held and family owned businesses involves a more personal relationship than normally associated with accounting. How does that relationship help you help them?

A: The business is not just numbers, but it encompasses the client's philosophy and hopes. By getting to know the client, we can develop strategies that will allow the client to attain their goals.

Q: What is involved in becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner and what are the most common issues in Small Business and Occupational Fraud and Abuse?

A:To be a CFE, one must have experience in the fraud prevention area and pass an exam. On an annual basis one must complete 20 hours of training devoted to preventing fraud.

The most common fraud issues in small businesses are segregation of duties, understanding the risk factors and developing policy.

 

Jenny earned a degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware and joined the firm after graduation.