Tom is one of the founding partners of Forensic Solutions LLC and has extensive financial investigative experience in both the government and private sectors. As an agent and manager with Criminal Investigation of the IRS, Tom investigated and/or supervised cases ranging from narcotics conspiracies to tax protestors, bank secrecy act violations and money laundering. Following retirement from the IRS, Tom assisted in starting a forensic accounting business that eventually merged with a regional accounting firm and he became a partner.
He has taught Financial Investigations as an adjunct professor at three universities and has been a frequent speaker at professional seminars and business organizations. Tom has a Masters of Business Administration, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Forensic Interviewer.
He recently completed a four month detail conducting anti-money laundering investigations for an East coast consulting firm. Tom has a unique sense of investigative intuition and an interviewing technique that has resulted in numerous successful conclusions to investigations.
Skilled professional with over 30 years of law enforcement, investigative and supervisory experience.
Demonstrated experience in white collar crime, money laundering and bank secrecy act investigations.
BSBA in Accounting, University of North Dakota
Masters in Business Administration, North Dakota State University
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Forensic Interviewer
Licensed private investigator in Minnesota
Member- Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
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Joe is one of the founding partners of Forensic Solutions LLC and has extensive financial investigative experience in both the government and private sectors. Joe has over 25 years in Federal Law Enforcement with US Border Patrol, US Customs and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
His career has taken him to posts of duty in California, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Nebraska and North Dakota. As an agent and supervisor, Joe has investigated or supervised investigations ranging from narcotic conspiracies to money laundering cases, which in some instances were prosecuted under the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute. While the Special Agent in Charge of the North Dakota field office, Joe had the added responsibility of overseeing and directing an Organized Crime Drug Task Force that had operational control in Minnesota and North Dakota.
After retiring from DEA, Jovonovich began a detective agency specializing in fraud investigations. Jovonovich is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Licensed Private Investigator in North Dakota.
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Thomas Buckhoff is an associate professor of forensic accounting at Georgia Southern University.
He is also a principal with Forensic Solutions, LLC - a professional firm specializing in fraud detection, investigation, and prevention consulting services.
Dr. Buckhoff received his Bachelors and Master of Accountancy degrees from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Kentucky.
He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Previously, Dr. Buckhoff worked as a senior forensic accountant for Eide Bailly, LLP - Fraudwise Division, and as the Eide Bailly Professor of Forensic Accounting at North Dakota State University.
He frequently conducts anti-fraud continuing professional education (CPE) seminars for organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute of Internal Auditors, Institute of Management Accountants, CPA Australia, various state CPA societies, law enforcement agencies, and various Fortune 500 companies.
Dr. Buckhoff has also published a variety of anti-fraud articles in the Journal of Forensic Accounting, Journal of Accountancy, Advances in Accounting Education, Journal of Financial Crime, The CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, New Accountant, Issues in Accounting Education, and The Fraud Magazine.
He is on the editorial board for The CPA Journal, served as Editor of Expert Witnessing in Forensic Accounting (2005), and served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Forensic Accounting (1999-2003).
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