John J. Placht is a seasoned executive with over 40 years of experience in financial services, accounting, tax and business consulting. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as financial reporting systems, profit & loss reporting and analysis, tax consulting, fraud & forensics analysis involving litigation support and serves as an expert witness.John J. Placht is a seasoned executive with over 40 years of experience in financial services, accounting, tax and business consulting. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as financial reporting systems, profit & loss reporting and analysis, tax consulting, fraud & forensics analysis involving litigation support and serves as an expert witness.Currently, John advises over 75 small business’s involved in various industries. He offers his tax and management consulting advice to an array of industries including, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, real estate, mortgage brokers, insurance and various professional service firms. This past year he has spearheaded his fraud & forensic division and has grown by over 25%. He has worked with three clients this past year in selling their companies to third parties in smooth transitions. He has strong analytical and problem solving skills. Is a highly trustworthy, discreet and ethical person. Is very effective in multitasking and has exceptional management, analytical, decision making and problem solving skills. He is also skilled in budgeting, cost management, financial & tax planning and analysis, strategic planning, profit & loss analysis and tax planning.He has been a director, for three years, of a local chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, (ACFE).
John has established himself as a thought leader in the area of financial expertise for business owners and is becoming known as an expert in the fraud arena. He is a speaker which he recently spoke at an MSCPA fraud event and the St. Louis Owners Business Forum as part of the Exit Planning Institute. John has recently been appointed to the ACFE Advisory Council.John earned his Bachelors of Business in Accounting from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. He has several certifications which include:• Certified Public Accountant• Certified Fraud Examiner• Certified Valuation Analyst• Master Analysis Financial Forensics• Certified Exit Planning Advisor

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