Auditor international firm - Arthur Anderson - 5 years
Consultant - Deloitte Touche LLP - 2 years
Audit manager for regional accounting firms - 7 years
Forensic Accountant and litigation support specialist - 15 years
Instructor of Auditing, Sonoma State University
Accounting Instructor, Golden Gate University
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
The CPA license is issued by the State of California. It is awarded to accountants who pass the Uniform CPA Exam, work as an accountant under the supervision of CPA’s, obtain a Bachelor's Degree, study accou
nting and who comply with specific on-going professional training requirements of the State of California for CPAs.
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) established the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential in 2008 for CPAs who specialize in forensic accounting. The CFF credential is granted exclusively to CPAs who demonstrate considerable expertise in forensic accounting through their knowledge, skills, and experience and pass a proctored exam given by the AICPA.
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) established the Accredited Business Valuation Credential in 1998 for CPAs who specialize in business valuation. The ABV credential is granted to CPAs who demonstrate expertise in business valuation through their knowledge, skills and experience and who have passed
a proctored exam and met work and lifelong learning requirements.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the national professional association of Certified Public Accountants. The AICPA sets the ethical standards for the profession and U.S. private auditing standards. Membership requires annual professional training.
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
The California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) is the largest statewide professional association of certified public accountants in the country. Membership requires annual professional training.
National Association of Forensic Economics
The National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE) has members involved in forensic economics across the United States and internationally. NAFE sponsors programs at regional and national economic conferences, and publishes the Journal of Forensic Economics
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (member)
The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) supports the users of business and intangible asset valuation services and forensic financial services, including damages determines of all kinds and fraud detection and prevention, by training and certifying financial professionals in these disciplines.
Celeste K. Plaister's Professional Experience as a Forensic Accountant in San Francisco Bay Area
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As a forensic accounting expert and accounting expert witness, Ms. Plaister has extensive professional experience.