For more than 30 years, Mary Furst has thrived on the challenge and opportunity of being a forensic accountant, conducting multi-faceted investigations that require the precise measurement of economic damages.
Clients count on Mary to distill complex financial problems and theory into simple to understand presentations and reports.
Working with insurance companies and law firms, Mary uses her skills as a forensic accountant and certified fraud examiner to analyze the situation and quantify the financial implications of each case or claim. She has measured large commercial losses related to:
- Business interruption and extra expense
- Property loss
- Builders Risk / Construction Defect
- Liability and recall
- Catastrophic loss
- Employment dispute
- Class Action – Wage & Hour
Mary has worked with disputes, fraud investigations and cases across a range of industries, including, but not limited to, energy, technology and manufacturing for high tech and plastics products.
Bachelor of Science – Business Administration & Accounting, Elmhurst College, Illinois
Human Resources Management Certificate, University of California, Berkeley
Certified Public Accountant, California
Accredited in Business Valuation, American Institute of CPAs
Certified in Financial Forensics
Certified Fraud Examiner
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, San Francisco Chapter, Litigation Consulting Services
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
2018 – Present Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, San Francisco, California and Sacramento, California
1997 – 2018 RGL Forensics, San Francisco, California and Sacramento, California
1983 – 1996 Campos & Stratis, San Francisco, California and Sacramento, California
1980 – 1982 Campos & Stratis, Chicago, Illinois
Mary has testified on the quantification of damages as an expert witness in State and Federal courts, depositions, arbitrations and mediations on behalf of both Plaintiffs and Defendants.