Janet M. McHard, CPA, CFE, MAFF, CFF
933 San Mateo Blvd, NE 500-151
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Ms. McHard founded McHard Accounting Consulting LLC in 2009. Prior to that, she was a senior manager at Meyners + Company in Albuquerque, NM. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a certification bestowed upon examination by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She also holds a CPA in the State of New Mexico.
Janet also is a Certified Forensic Financial Analyst (CFFA), a designation offered by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst (NACVA). Janet has received special training in fraud prevention and investigation from ACFE, NACVA, and through the University of New Mexico’s Financial Investigators Certificate Program.
Ms. McHard has performed forensic and investigative accounting in cases on behalf of clients including governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and closely held companies. Examples include state government agencies, Native American pueblos and tribal governments, school districts, public and private health care organizations, constructions firms, auto dealerships, law firms, professional associations, artist royalty matters and retail organizations, just to name a few.
As part of a partnership dissolution case, Janet has overseen the successful reconstruction of decades of business records to determine ownership percentages. She has also performed detailed analysis of cost billings in multi-million dollar building projects. Janet has specialized interview training and has secured written confessions which have led to successful outcomes in white-collar cases, including securing voluntary repayment of losses.
Ms. McHard has testified as an expert witness in federal and state courts as well as administrative procedures, settlement arbitrations and grand jury proceedings. Janet has offered sworn testimony in cases involving employment matters, criminal investigations, contract disputes alleging fraud, and allegations of professional malpractice. She has testified at the request of prosecutors, criminal defense counsel, civil plaintiffs and civil defendants.
Janet is a contributing author of Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business. She has co-authored articles for Fraud Magazine, the publication of the ACFE. She has taught instructional webinars for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) on behalf of the ACFE, and anti-fraud training webinars on behalf of state government.
As a faculty member of the ACFE, Janet has traveled internationally teaching to fraud prevention and investigation specialists. Janet has been a speaker at the AGA’s National Conference of Fraud and Internal Control and AGA’s webcast series. Janet has also taught in-house courses to Fortune 100 companies and worked with the audit committee of a Fortune 50 company to establish internal goals for their fraud prevention program.
Janet was previously a staff accountant and litigation support specialist with an international accounting and consulting firm. Her background also includes work as a legal secretary and administrative assistant for a law firm and business manager for a medical office.
Janet holds an MBA from UNM’s Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management in addition to a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico. She is former President of the Board of Directors and currently serves on the National Board of Advisors for Keshet Dance Company. Janet is also a Commissioner for the Albuquerque Housing Authority, Board of Housing Commissioners.
Beth A. Mohr, CFE, MPA, PI
933 San Mateo Blvd, NE 500-151
Albuquerque, NM 87108
NM Private Investigator License #2503
Beth A. Mohr joined McHard Accounting Consulting LLC in 2010, and became Managing Partner in January 2011. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a certification bestowed upon examination by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She has testified as an expert witness in three states on a variety of matters. Ms. Mohr has a Master of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico, and holds a Bachelor of Science from Pacific Western University. Beth is a private investigator licensed by the State of New Mexico.
Ms. Mohr has written and presented a webinar for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She has co-authored articles which were published in Fraud Magazine, the official publication of the ACFE. Her article “Leveraging the Expert: How soon is too soon?” was published in For the Defense, the publication of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association. She has also published in the technical peer-reviewed journal The Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. Beth has presented research papers, by invitation, at conferences for NACOLE (National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement) and also the International Association for Science, Technology & Society.
Ms. Mohr served as an investigator for the City of Albuquerque’s Independent Review Office, where she investigated allegations of police misconduct against the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). Notably, she conducted investigations concerning the events and police response surrounding the 2003 anti-war protests and the APD’s crime lab and evidence room. Those cases included allegations of financial mismanagement, white collar crimes, excessive force, civil rights violations, tampering with evidence and destruction of evidence.
Ms. Mohr is a retired San Diego Police Officer; during her career she was awarded three Commanding Officer’s Citations, which are the highest awards offered by the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). While working with the Whatcom County (Washington) Public Defender’s Office, Beth investigated smuggling and tax evasion cases which involved US and Canadian Customs agencies. Beth’s experience includes having conducted cause of death investigations, homicide and death penalty mitigation investigations.
Beth also has significant experience in the area of performance management, performance improvement and management quality review. She has conducted successful process improvement analyses for large governmental agencies and small non-profit organizations. As part of her commitment to performance measurement and quality education, she recently served as a Peer Reviewer for the National Association for Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Beth is a past member of the ICMA (formerly the International City/County Management Association, and was a member of ICMA’s Advisory Board on Graduate Education.