Tiffany Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE
Tiffany Couch is Acuity Forensics' founder and principal. Ms. Couch has more than 18 years of experience in the field of accounting, with the last 11 years focused completely on forensic accounting related engagements. She has conducted dozens of financial investigations, managed cases involving tens of thousands of documents, and has testified in state and federal jurisdictions. She has worked with local, state and federal officials to support their work (or provide a resource) in several significant embezzlement cases.
Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting degree cum laude from Central Washington University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She is Chair on the Board of Regents and a faculty member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE); and is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of fraud and forensic accounting. She has also published several articles in local, regional, and statewide publications.
Tiffany is the winner of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. She is also an honoree for the 2007 Accomplished and Under 40, in which Clark County community leaders recognize their "rising stars", hosted by the Vancouver Business Journal.
Teresa is an Associate for Acuity, bringing with her 16 years of experience in all aspects of accounting, including general ledger and cost accounting, sales and income tax preparation, financial statement review/analysis, and credit management. Prior to joining Acuity, Teresa was a grower accountant and credit manager for a large privately-owned food product manufacturer.
As an Associate for Acuity, Teresa’s primary roles involve working with our principal and clients to scope a project, identify and collect proper evidence, analyze documents and data, and prepare written deliverables.
Teresa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Linfield College and a Masters of Accounting-Forensics from New England College (2016 expected completion). She holds the Certified Credit Executive (CCE) designation and is expected to earn her CPA and CFE credentials in 2016, as well.
Orasa is our intern from Washington State University. She plans to graduate with a Business and Administration degree in Spring 2016, with a concentration in Accounting. Orasa is learning all aspects of Acuity, including Engagement Management and Client Administrative work, as well as learning forensic accounting basics from Tiffany.
Katie is the Media Director for Acuity. She is responsible for promoting Acuity Forensics and Tiffany Couch to the media, community and clientele. She coordinates speaking opportunities for trade associations and professional groups, manages curriculum for continuing education opportunities, coordinates media blasts, press releases and newsletters, and edits professional content for publication.
Katie’s diverse background includes Community Relations Manager for a non-profit organization, Job Development Specialist at a school district, and Marketing Committee Chair for the Chelsea Hicks Foundation. She was previously the Executive Office Administrator for Acuity Forensics and the Reconciliation Manager for the Portland Street of Dreams. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Linfield College with a minor in Sociology.
Brandon brings with him a host of sales, marketing, and operational experience in both the small business and corporate arenas. Prior to joining Acuity Forensics, Brandon owned and operated 2 commercial real estate companies where he analyzed, consulted on, and closed many complex real estate transactions throughout the Western United States. Most recently Brandon held the position of Auction Coordinator for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest heavy equipment auctioneer.
Brandon has excellent communication skills and has proven to be adept at conducting the in-depth research necessary for many of our engagements. As an Analyst for Acuity Forensics, Brandon's primary responsibilities include research, review of financial reports and other key documents, and preparing preliminary schedules for review.
James "Rusty" Couch is Acuity Forensics' Bookkeeper. Rusty is the key person responsible for making sure the accountant's accounting records are accurate.
In addition to managing our firm's finances, Rusty serves as the bookkeeper and financial manager for several elderly clients. He assists our clients with paying bills, managing rental properties, and communicating the client's financial affairs to both family members and tax accountants.