Julia is an Experienced Manager in Grant Thornton’s Risk practice specializing in Forensic Accounting and Data Analytics. She regularly leads investigations, fraud risk assessments, and litigation support engagements for clients in varying industries.
- Provided fraud risk management support to one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S., including leading an enterprise-wide fraud risk assessment, supporting fraud risk strategy development, and evaluating fraud prevention technology
- Investigated operational practices, including the sources and uses of private and public funding, for a medical department at a large university
- Provided litigation and investigation support for an SEC alleged Ponzi-scheme to help facilitate dissolution
- Investigated potential asset misappropriation for not-for-profit, real estate investment, retail, and global consumer goods organizations
- Investigated whistleblower accusations around financial misrepresentation or FCPA concerns for global technology companies, a large manufacturing company, and a global medical device company
- Assessed fraud prevention, detection and other internal controls at multiple financial institutions, higher-education institutions, and media & entertainment companies
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Julia worked for the assurance department of a national audit practice where she performed financial statement audits and reviews. She also served as intern to a forensic accounting firm providing litigation support for over two years.
To meld traditional forensics with data analytics, Julia is practiced in leveraging, and leading teams in using, a multitude of analytics tools including SQL, VBA, ACL, IDEA, Tableau, Relativity, Monarch, and PowerBI.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (California)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Julia graduated cum laude from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration – Accountancy as well as a minor in Mathematics