Albany, NY May 28, 2014 – Pamela D. Wickes, the Director of Forensic Accounting at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC), has been named a distinguished non-attorney member award recipient by the Capital District Women’s Bar Association. Wickes, an active member of the CDWBA, will receive the award at the 36th Installation Dinner on Tuesday, June 3 at the Franklin Plaza in Troy.
“I have been a member of the CDWBA for nearly ten years and I have found it very valuable to connect with such a great group of professional women,” said Wickes. ” I am so honored to receive this award and recognition. I look forward to many more years of service to the organization. Lastly, I would like to congratulate the other award winners and incoming president and officers.”
Wickes was brought on board to lead the Forensic Accounting Division in the fall of 2012. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), who is also Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV).
“Pam’s commitment to being a partner to our friends in the legal profession, especially the women’s bar association members, is truly outstanding,” said James W. Drislane, managing partner of TBC. “We applaud her for this impressive recognition from the CDWBA.”
With nearly 20 years of diversified experience in the areas of private and public accounting, Wickes has built a strong reputation for her skill set which includes various fraud and forensic accounting investigations, internal control consulting, asset tracing, economic damages, family law related services, business valuations, and other litigation support services. She provides consulting and expert witness services, including testimony, to assist attorneys and clients prior to and throughout lawsuits, as well as during settlement negotiations.
Wickes has presented continuing education seminars sponsored by the Albany Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Practicing Law Institute, North Carolina Association of CPAs, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), as well as seminars to other audiences, including colleges and industry association groups like the Northeastern Subcontractors Association and the Chief Executive Network for Manufacturers. The topics of her lectures and articles include accounting, financial statements, forensic accounting and legal issues, money laundering, business valuation, collusion, employee embezzlement, and fraud prevention and detection.
In addition to Wickes’s involvement with the CDWBA, she takes an active role in the Albany Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Secretary), Women’s Business Council of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce (Member) and she is an alumna of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Albany Division’s Citizens Academy (2010). Wickes is a native of Amsterdam and currently resides in Guilderland.
TBC was founded in 1971 and serves clients in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services. The Firm offers specialty services such as trusts and estates administration, business advisory, valuation, litigation support, fraud investigation, forensic accounting and pension services for a diversified clientele in six primary markets: commercial businesses, governmental, employee benefit plans, labor organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. Commercial clientele includes construction contractors, distributors, manufacturers, professional service firms, automotive dealers, real estate developers, retailers, technology companies and wholesalers among other businesses. For more information visit the new TBC website at www.tbccpa.com.