As a Certified Fraud Examiner, he assists clients with prevention services including recommending internal controls and other measures to implement to prevent theft or misappropriation. Mr. Novak has led numerous agreed-upon procedures and consulting engagements including employee embezzlement and city police department property evidence room engagements.
Mr. Novak also specializes in litigation support services and in investigations and prevention of white-collar financial crimes. Litigation support includes assisting in consulting on case strategy, reviewing and investigating financial documents, and preparing analysis of possible lost profits or damages. Investigation of white-collar crimes includes compiling and documenting the amount of loss. Prevention services include recommending internal controls and other measures to be implemented to prevent future theft or misappropriation.
Mr. Novak has a strong background in a variety of accounting areas including:
• Fraud prevention and detection
• Internal control testing and analysis
• Compliance testing
• Financial statement audits of governmental entities, employee benefit plans, not-for-profit entities, and for-profit companies
• Single audits
Mr. Novak currently serves as a Board Member and Finance Chair for Citizens Leadership Academy, a Breakthrough Charter School and a Finance Committee Member for Breakthrough Charter Schools.
He graduated from Kent State University earning a bachelor of business administration degree with majors in accounting and computer information systems. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2005.
Mr. Novak can be reached at 216.765.6922 or by email here