GHJ Expands its Northern California Forensic Services Practice

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 28, 2023) – GHJ, a national advisory and accounting firm, is expanding its Forensic Services leadership team with the addition of Principal Jeff Rhodes, CPA, CFF, who will serve as GHJ’s Northern California Forensic Services Leader. Based in Northern California, Jeff will be a key leader in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley market.

“We are happy to have Jeff join our team,” said GHJ Forensic Services Practice Leader Peter Brown. “Jeff brings a wealth of experience as a forensic accountant and as a leader, and we look forward to working with him to provide exceptional service to clients, especially on-the-ground support to our Northern California clients.”

Working out of GHJ’s San Jose Office, Jeff brings more than 25 years of experience, including Big Four accounting and national consulting firms, and has significant experience in the areas of forensic accounting investigations, proactive forensic, compliance and dispute advisory. Throughout his career, he has conducted forensic assignments in the U.S. and around the world for clients in various industries, including high technology, energy, manufacturing, diversified industrials, financial services, insurance, leasing, retail, construction, government, nonprofits, agribusiness and healthcare.

Jeff has performed and supervised investigations of alleged fraud in the areas of fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of assets, and bribery. He has acted as a neutral accountant and arbitrator and conducted investigative due diligence for third-party risk management matters.

His extensive experience in the forensic services space includes fraud risk management, accounting and financial analyses in complex business litigation matters. Jeff has performed and supervised investigations around class action matters, business interruption matters, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, contract compliance, post-acquisition purchase price dispute matters and regulatory compliance matters.

“I am impressed with the talented group of professionals here at GHJ and how we work together collaboratively to serve our clients,” Jeff said. “I am looking forward to growing our Forensic Services practice here in the Northern California market.”

GHJ aims to foster a flexible, entrepreneurial environment that allows its people to achieve their personal and professional goals. With the addition of Jeff Rhodes and other recent strategic hires, GHJ has team members around the country and clients around the world, making the Firm able to meet clients where they are.

“GHJ is growing so we can better meet our clients where and how they want to be served,” explained GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry. “We see this expansion as part of our continued commitment to providing exceptional services on a national level.”

About GHJ

GHJ is a national advisory and accounting firm with employees in more than 25 states and clients around the world. Our team of experts meet clients where they are and provide personalized service for nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as a Top-100 Firm, 7th Fastest-Growing Firm and Top Regional Leader in the West by Accounting Today, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms around the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 157 countries across the globe. GHJ has 21 partners and more than 200 staff members, who serve thousands of clients. The Firm is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).