Jim Agar, a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's Advisory Forensic Services practice, first joined the firm in 1993. His twenty years of professional experience includes:
- Conducting internal investigations addressing alleged and suspected accounting irregularities and other potential fraud issues;
- Assisting counsel with liability assessments and damages quantifications with respect to breach-of contract and tortuous interference allegations;
- Advising buyers and sellers engaged in purchase price adjustment disputes, particularly those related to earnout and GAAP-derived working capital calculations;
- Helping targeted entities to address regulatory and criminal inquiries;
- Working with trustees, receivers, and companies in reorganization in the pursuit of legal remedies; and
- Performing financial statement audits of publicly-traded and privately-held companies as well as "forensic audit" (SAS 99-related) assistance, auditor malpractice defense consulting, and restatement investigations.
His clients have included numerous multi-national, national, regional, and single-office law firms and entities in such diverse industries as government, as well as publicly-traded and privately-held insurance, pharmaceuticals, energy, commercial real estate, consumer products manufacturing and distribution, and retail sales companies.
Mr. Agar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), credentialed in the states of New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut and is a member of those states' CPA societies, as well as that of Rhode Island. Additionally, he holds the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designation from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), of which he is also a Forensic and Valuation Services Section member; and he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (Association of CFEs) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) (Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors [AIRA]). He is also an Associate member of the American Bar Association.
In addition, Mr. Agar is a member of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation's Rhode Island state chapter board and is a 2010 and 2011 recipient of that organization's National President's Award. He is also an Eagle Scout and a council- and unit-level volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Agar is a graduate of Fairfield University.