Jennifer Files,
CPA, CFE, CVA

Jennifer Files

About Jennifer

Jennifer joined Yount, Hyde & Barbour in 2003 and holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Robert Morris University. She is a member of numerous organizations within the community, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and is also on the Special Review Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association.

Experience

Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of audit, tax, and consulting engagements for clients across many industries. She continues to lead our clients Single Audit compliance, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and governmental audit needs. Since discovering her passion for internal controls and fraud prevention, she has performed numerous forensic accounting and litigation support engagements, including conducting forensic analysis and investigation and interviews of witnesses and potential persons of interest. Working in conjunction with YHB’s niche specialists, she is able to assist with internal control, fraud and litigation support needs across various industries.

Expertise

She enjoys working with clients to identify deficiencies in their internal control environment, to find efficiencies in their processes, and to help clients defend and protect their bottom line.  Jennifer specializes in the design and implementation of internal controls to help prevent fraud. Because of her specialized knowledge, Jennifer is often invited to speak to audiences regarding internal controls, fraud and forensic accounting. She has expanded her expertise by becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

Approach

Every client, every company, every control environment is unique. Jennifer takes the time to thoroughly understand her client’s needs and objectives. The result is a customized solution. No two businesses (or fraud cases) are alike, and for that reason, no two internal control structures should be either.

What Clients Are Saying

“…excellent communication skills in working with our staff as well as presenting the results…”

I have worked with YHB for two years to execute the annual financial audit for our business. We interviewed a number of firms locally and nationally and found that the team at YHB had a deep understanding of our business as a utility enterprise. All of the YHB staff, but particularly the Partner that leads our engagement, have impressed us with their knowledge and efficiency. I particularly appreciate that the Partner, Jennifer Files, has excellent communication skills in working with our staff as well as presenting the results of the audit to our Board.

Christine M.

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Christine M.

I have worked with YHB for two years to execute the annual financial audit for our business. We interviewed a number of firms locally and nationally and found that the team at YHB had a deep understanding of our business as a utility enterprise. All of the YHB staff, but particularly the Partner that leads our engagement, have impressed us with their knowledge and efficiency. I particularly appreciate that the Partner, Jennifer Files, has excellent communication skills in working with our staff as well as presenting the results of the audit to our Board.

“YHB exceeds expectations over all other audit firms…”

I have been in business over 25 years and YHB exceeds expectations over all other audit firms that I have used. Very easy to work with, quality product and competitive pricing.

Carolyn M.

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Carolyn M.

I have been in business over 25 years and YHB exceeds expectations over all other audit firms that I have used. Very easy to work with, quality product and competitive pricing.
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Other Interests

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking and baking.