Cheryl Hyder is the principal at Hyder Consulting Group, a consultancy focused on providing business valuation, forensic accounting and related services in litigious and non-litigious settings. She has been conducting financial investigations and performing related assignments for most of her professional career, which spans over twenty-five years. She is a Certified Public Accountant, has earned advanced accreditation in business valuation (CVA, ABV) and fraud examination (CFE) and is certified in financial forensics (CFF). She also holds or has held leadership positions in several professional organizations on local, state and national levels.
She has testified as an expert in the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia, providing professional services in matters involving forensic accounting, business valuation, accounting standard of care and income taxation as well as estimates of economic damages. Hyder developed and assisted in the implementation of fraud prevention programs for a major Federal agency as well as publicly- and privately-owned companies. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to forensic accounting, fraud examination, business valuation and professional ethics for CPAs and CFEs, to audiences as diverse as peer groups, attorneys, law enforcement, professional organizations and undergraduate and graduate students. She has been elected or appointed to leadership positions in several national, regional and local professional organizations. Her contributions and efforts in fraud prevention and detection earned her a special commendation by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
In her personal life, Hyder volunteers with several canine-rescue organizations providing much needed information about misunderstood breeds as well as other (non-professional) tasks that need a hand. She also volunteers with her religious organization in various capacities, and can also be found contributing her time at events benefitting vulnerable populations.