Pam Wickes is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV). She has over 16 years of diversified experience in the areas of private and public accounting, fraud investigations, forensic accounting, internal control assessments, asset tracing, economic damages, family law, business valuations, and other litigation support services. She provides consulting and expert witness services to assist attorneys and clients prior to and throughout lawsuits, as well as during settlement negotiations.
Pam's forensic accounting and litigation support services have included fraud risk assessments; internal control consulting; economic damages for loss of profits and/or earnings claims related to fraud, breach of contract or fiduciary duties; owner's construction contract audit; construction disputes; operational assessments; forensic investigations of factors leading to insolvency; cost/benefit, profitability, and efficiency analysis for programs or business units; forensic analysis for post acquisition disputes and earn out payments; forensic analysis of financial documents; fraud examinations for fidelity and crime insurance claims and prosecution; data reconstruction and analysis; forensic investigation of nominal and beneficial ownership, investments in, entitlements to, and control of assets; lifestyle analysis for matrimonial matters; tracing of assets and financial transactions; witness interviews; and investigations of alleged unreported income, structured deposits, corporate financial statement fraud, employee theft and dishonesty; and other financial issues and investigations.
Pam graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The State University of New York at Oswego. In addition, Pam graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens Academy.
Pam has presented continuing education and other seminars to a variety of audiences. The topics of her lectures and articles include accounting, financial statements, business valuation, collusion, employee embezzlement and fraud prevention and detection.
Pam is currently the Secretary of the Albany Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is also currently a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the New York State Society of CPAs, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Capital District Women's Bar Association, a chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York.