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Kranacher, Mary-Jo

Kranacher, Mary-Jo

Curriculum Vitae

Accounting and Finance

Phone: 718-262-2500
Office Location: AC-2B06E

Office Hours  
Tuesday  3:00-3:50 
Thursday  3:00-3:50 


Degree Institution Field Dates
MBA  St. John's University  Accounting  1981 
BS  York College, CUNY  Accounting  1979 
Mary-Jo Kranacher is a CPA, a certified fraud examiner (CFE), and certified in financial forensics (CFF). She is the ACFE Endowed Professor of Fraud Examination and former department chair. She was the Editor-in-Chief of The CPA Journal from January 2006 through June 2013. Professor Kranacher served on a project funded by the U.S. DoJ, which culminated in the development of a model curriculum for fraud and forensic accounting education. She has conducted forensic investigations and writes and speaks extensively on forensic accounting, and fraud detection and deterrence. She has been recognized for her work with the following awards: 2009 ACFE Educator of the Year; 2010 York Alumni Distinguished Faculty; 2010 Fraud Magazine Columnist Recognition; 2012 ACFE Hubbard Award, and 2013 KPMG Competitive Manuscript Award for Best Research Paper (AAA FIA section). She also co-authored Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, a bestselling textbook published by Wiley & Sons.

Areas of Expertise

Forensic Accounting
Fraud Examination
Accounting Education
Professional Ethics

Books in Field Of Expertise

Kranacher, Riley, Wells. Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, June 2010. 542.

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Kranacher, MJ. "“Combating Financial Fraud in Higher Education”." Global Corruption Report: Education. October 2013: p.113.

Kranacher, MJ, Dorminey, J, Fleming, AS, Riley, R,. "“Financial Fraud: A New Perspective on an Old Problem”." The CPA Journal. June 2012: p. 61-65.

Kranacher, MJ, Dorminey, J, Fleming, AS, Riley, R. ""The Evolution of Fraud Theory"." Issues in Accounting Education. Vol. 27, No. 2 May 2012: .

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

ACFE 2009 Educator of the Year: July 2009.

York Alumni 2010 Distinguished Faculty: May 2010.

2010 Fraud Magazine Columnist Recognition: July 2010.

2012 ACFE Hubbard Award: June 2012.

2013 KPMG Competitive Manuscript Award: August 2013.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

President, Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP): December 2009-December 2011.

ACFE Board of Regents: 2004-2006.

Committee Chair, ACFE Higher Education Committee: 2004-2006.