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Bryan H. Jones

Partner, Advisory, Forensic
Dallas, TX, USA

Bryan Jones is member of KPMG LLP's Forensic Services practice and leads KPMG's Dispute Advisory Services Network in the Americas.  He has also served as Forensic National Risk Management Partner.

Mr. Jones has supervised numerous forensic accounting engagements for governing bodies and their legal counsel.  These engagements have involved issues such as financial reporting fraud, other types of misconduct and reconstruction of accounting records.  His responsibilities at KPMG include providing Forensic support in examinations of financial statements and audits of internal controls for SEC registrants. Mr. Jones has supervised engagements for government bodies, including internal investigations, compliance program reviews and litigation services.

He has been the signing and concurring partner on several Independent Review Organization engagements, reporting as monitor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Corporate Integrity Agreements. Mr. Jones served on the Savings and Loan Task Force of a national accounting firm and worked on numerous audits of financial institutions. He has worked on engagements for government regulators to audit and close failed depository institutions. He has supervised investigations of borrowers which have recovered funds for the collecting bank.
Mr. Jones has testified as an expert before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and district courts of the United States, Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Jones has served as a neutral expert and has testified in numerous business disputes on economic damages, lost profits, loss of business value, contractual disputes and accounting issues.

Professional and Industry Experience
Mr. Jones' professional and industry experience includes these engagements:
  • He led an engagement investigating the affairs of a debtor who owed over $160 million secured by real estate, but who pled for debt compromise and whose balance sheets reported no assets.  He uncovered schemes to shift valuable assets offshore.  The U.S. District Court relied upon Mr. Jones's report to issue an order under the Crime Control Act requiring the borrower to turn over books and records that revealed offshore, trust and other assets.  The creditor recovered millions of dollars in assets that had been concealed by the debtor.
  • Mr. Jones testified as an expert in accounting before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in a goodwill claim by a savings and loan holding company.  He analyzed the financial condition of several closed savings institutions and built a model to test their solvency assuming that goodwill had been admitted as an asset as part of regulatory capital.
  • Mr. Jones testified in state district court in Louisiana in a lawsuit brought by the receiver concerning the sale and subsequent operation of three insurance companies that later became insolvent.  Mr. Jones analyzed thousands of documents concerning the financial condition of the insurance companies, their sale and transfers of assets.  The appeals court re-tried the case de novo and cited Mr. Jones's testimony in rejecting the opinions of the opposing expert and overturning the decision of the trial court.
  • Mr. Jones led an engagement for new management to recover federal income taxes paid by a publicly-traded company that had disclosed a complex multi-year accounting fraud.  The company had reported fraudulent income in its public filings as well as on its tax returns, but had concealed the fraud so that it was difficult to trace and unwind.  Mr. Jones and his team developed a plan to data mine and document thousands of fraudulent accounting entries. Our work was accepted by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, which refunded to our client over $440 million in taxes paid on fraudulent income.
Function and Specialization
Mr. Jones specializes in financial, accounting and valuation aspects of litigation. He has served as a neutral expert and as an arbiter in commercial disputes.

Professional Associations
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation by the AICPA
  • Member, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Health Care Compliance Association
  • Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors, The General Counsel Forum
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Dallas Opera 
Education, Licenses & Certifications
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Texas Christian University
  • Certified Public Accountant (licensed in Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas)

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