021914 BarnesDennigKY  - Photograph © Bruce CrippenAndrew “Andy” J. Bertke, CPA, MBA and Director at Barnes Dennig earned the designation “Certified in Financial Forensics” (CFF) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

The CFF credential is granted exclusively to CPAs who demonstrate considerable expertise in forensic accounting through their knowledge, skills, and experience. The CFF encompasses fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills that CPA practitioners apply in a variety of service areas, including: bankruptcy and insolvency; computer forensic analysis; family law; valuations; fraud prevention, detection, and response; financial statement misrepresentation; and economic damages calculations.

For more information on the CFF designation, please visit www.aicpa.org.

About Andy

Andy co-founded a local CPA firm, Bertke, Sparks & Kremer, which joined Barnes Dennig in 2014. In addition to providing clients with tax planning and consulting services, Andy has expertise in litigation consulting, expert witness services, business valuations, strategic planning matters and due diligence. His past experience includes working for regional and international accounting firms.

Bertke holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honors from the University of Kentucky with a major in accounting. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Kentucky and Ohio.

About Barnes Dennig

Barnes Dennig is the area’s second largest locally-based CPA firm.  With offices in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, the firm is a leader in providing business counsel to tax, accounting and consulting clients throughout the region. The firm offers a complete array of professional services that includes financial reporting, financial analysis, tax service, international tax, 401(k) plan audit and business advisory services.

The firm’s consulting expertise includes tax consulting, IT audit/Service Organization Controls (SOC), estate planning, retirement planning, business valuation, profit improvement and succession planning.

For more information on Barnes Dennig, please visit www.barnesdennig.com, or call (513) 241-8313.