Janet M. McHard is the Founding Partner of McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in forensic accounting, fraud prevention, and accounting reconstruction. Together with her partner and staff, Janet conducts forensic and investigative accounting in matters concerning alleged white collar crimes, embezzlements, employee theft and other disputed accounting issues. She provides expert witness testimony and consulting expert services in cases where fraud is suspected. Janet teaches on accounting, fraud examination and white collar crime topics for a variety of professional organizations.
Ms. McHard is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a certification bestowed upon examination by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) for whom she has also been a faculty member, teaching on topics of fraud examination and white collar crime since 2003. Janet is the 2017 ACFE Speaker of the Year. She holds a CPA License in the states of New Mexico, Arizona and California. She is also certified by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst (NACVA) as a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF). She is certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a designation awarded based on education and experience. She is also a private investigator licensed in New Mexico, Arizona and California.
Ms. McHard has received special training in fraud prevention and investigation from the ACFE, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and through the University of New Mexico’s Financial Investigators Certificate Program. Ms. McHard provides assistance, including expert testimony, in the areas of fraud and forensic accounting. She also has experience in database management and class action administration.
Janet M. McHard holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico as well as an MBA from the University of New Mexico’s Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management. In 2016, Janet was inducted into the UNM Anderson Schools of Management Hall of Fame. Also in 2016, Janet was honored as a Woman to Watch – Experienced Leader by the New Mexico Society of CPAs.
She is a member of the National Board of Advisors and Past President of the Board of Directors of Keshet Dance Company. She was previously a board member of the Albuquerque Softball/Baseball Hall of Fame and has volunteered her time with the American Softball Association and the New Mexico United States Specialty Sports Association. She is a member of Women in Leadership and the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Central New Mexico. She is a Commissioner for the Albuquerque Housing Authority.