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Matt  Shelhorse

Matt Shelhorse

Partner, Forensic Services
New York, NY, USA

Matt is a Partner in PwC's Forensic Services Practice in New York and serves to co-lead our forensic efforts in the retail and consumer sector.  Matt has over twenty four years of forensic accounting, consulting and financial management experience.  Matt has worked with attorneys, corporate clients, individuals and governmental agencies to assist them in a variety of matters across various industry sectors, including retail and consumer, financial services, alternative investments, real estate and not-for-profits.

Matt has experience in leading large complex engagements for multinational organizations, has worked on the ground in over twenty eight different countries and has led teams working in various other global locations.  Matt's range of experience includes providing assistance to companies with respect to certain corporate investigations, misappropriation of assets and related misconduct, corporate intelligence and background research, regulatory inquiries/examinations, governance and compliance matters, allegations of bribery and corruption, conducting risk assessments and controls testing, transactional due diligence and electronic discovery processes and related data analysis.

With respect to certain recent assignments, Matt has conducted proactive compliance/fraud risk assessments in Brazil, India, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia and Latin America and has worked with management to develop remediation plans to enhance their compliance and monitoring programs, including third party management and audit processes.  Matt has also assisted clients in analyzing potential acquisitions and investments in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  Matt recently worked on investigation for a US company with operations in Europe focused on potential financial reporting irregularities and conflicts of interest.

In connection with certain engagement matters, Matt has interacted with and/or been interviewed by representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, the FBI, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the New York State Inspector General’s Office.  Matt has provided deposition testimony in connection with two different litigation matters and also served as an expert in a dispute involving a bankrupt financial institution.

Matt has developed and instructed training courses and case studies on fraud and forensic accounting and has lectured groups on such topics at numerous corporations, universities and professional association events, including certain American Conference Institute (ACI) programs focused on anti-corruption and FCPA.  In addition, Matt co-authored a chapter titled "Corporate Remediation" in "A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation" (second edition) and served as the editor of PwC's thought leadership piece titled "Cleaning Up Corruption: Why anti-corruption compliance is now on the C-Suite radar and as the host of a related four-part video series.

Matt is a Member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA and an Associate Member of the ACFE.  Matt is a CPA in the State of New York and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA.


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