David Sawyer (CPA, CFF, CITP, CIA, CFE, CGMA) has joined the CPA and Advisory firm of Frazier & Deeter as a Partner in the firm’s forensic accounting practice. In addition to his 20-year background in public accounting, internal audit and forensic consulting, Sawyer is past president of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and is a licensed private detective. He is a recognized expert in forensic accounting, including investigation of fraud, corruption and white collar crime. Prior to joining Frazier & Deeter, he managed his own forensic consulting firm for nearly a decade, and previously served with forensic units of two global accounting firms.
“David is an exciting addition to the Frazier & Deeter team, positioning our firm to provide top-tier forensic accounting services to our clients across the country,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter. “His exceptional qualifications continue our tradition of offering deep expertise across a full spectrum of services.”
As a forensic expert, Sawyer has investigated fraud, corruption, or financial damages scores of complex cases, often providing expert witness testimony. A former internal auditor for Fortune 500 corporations, he still regularly consults with organizations on improvements of internal controls, as well as fraud prevention, detection and response.
Sawyer has been elected president of the Georgia Chapter of ACFE four times, and has provided training for thousands of professionals and students in forensic accounting, internal controls, and white collar crime investigations. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, his professional credentials include qualifications in Financial Forensics, Internal Audit, Information Technology Processes and Global Management Accounting.
“It is an honor and a privilege to join Frazier & Deeter. I plan to carry on the firm’s strong reputation for excellence, and their 30-plus year tradition of quality client service,” said Sawyer. “I look forward to contributing forensic expertise to the continued success of this nationally ranked, top 100 firm.”
Frazier & Deeter’s forensic and litigation services practice also includes a well-established Marital Dissolution group led by Partner Linda Schaeffer, as well as a growing service lines in computer forensics, business valuation and insolvency restructuring.
About Frazier & Deeter
Frazier & Deeter is a nationally recognized CPA and Advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client’s unique financial goals. Frazier & Deeter is one of the 100 largest firms in the country and has been named the #1 Accounting Firm to Work For in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine and one of the top 25 Best Managed CPA firms in the U.S. by Inside Public Accounting.