Tiffany Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE
Tiffany Couch is Acuity Forensics' founder and principal. Ms. Couch has more than 17 years of experience in the field of accounting, with the last 10 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 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. Each year individuals in Clark County who are under the age of 40 are recognized for their professional, personal, and community accomplishments.
Janet is Acuity’s Executive Assistant. Her role includes execution of client engagements including contracts, billings and document management. She assists the principal in coordinating schedules, staffing and communication and she helps prepare financial documentation for review and analysis.
Janet has extensive background in the financial services industry, including experience in insurance, brokerage and fee based planning. In her previous employment she has served as Operations Manager and Assistant to Financial and Securities Executives. Duties in these roles included regulatory monitoring, risk analysis, review of trades and conducting extensive research on projects.
Janet attended Portland State University, and holds a Project Management Certificate from Colorado State University. As an Operations Manager and Compliance Principal she earned a series 7, 63 and 24 registration from FINRA.
Katie is the Director of our sister company, Acuity Media. 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.
She 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 will 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.