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Jeff Forrestall, CPA, CFF - Managing Partner

Jeff graduated from Buford High School in 1989 and subsequently graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1994 as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a BBA majoring in accounting.

He became a partner at Forrestall CPAs, in January 1997. He became the managing partner in 2003. His experience includes financial, business accounting and taxation, merger and acquisitions, 401(k) auditing and administration, business valuations and forensic accounting investigations. He has consulted and advised hundreds of businesses in dozens of industries. He has been a peer reviewer auditing other auditors audits for compliance to professional standards.

He obtained the status as a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accountants (DABFA) designation and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified IT Professional (CITP) and Certified as Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He additionally obtained the Associate Professional Member (APM) and the Qualified 401k Administrator (QKA) from the American Society of Professional Pension and Actuaries.  He has been designated as an expert as a CPA and in business valuations by local courts.

In 2002 he was recognized by the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants as one of the top 30 Certified Public Accountants (CPA) under the age of 40 in the State of Georgia as an alumnus of their Leadership Academy. He was awarded the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce "Pinnacle Top 25" for demonstrating extraordinary growth and leadership in businesses and contributions to the community. Additionally, he is an alumnus of the Leadership Gwinnett program, sponsored by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and an alumnus of the Regional Leadership Institute program from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

He is a former member of the Board of Directors and currently serves on the Leadership Council for the Georgia Society of CPA's. He has additionally served as the Chair and the Vice Chair of the Information Technology Section, President of the Gwinnett Chapter for the GSCPA for three terms, a trustee for the Society Insurance trust, a member of the Ethic Committee, member of the MAP section and several task force groups for the Georgia Society of CPA's.

He is an active member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, American College of Forensic Examiners, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Georgia Society of CPA's, the American Institute of CPA's and the Georgia Lenders Quality Center.

He served abroad in the U.S. Army during the war with Afghanistan in 2001 - 2002, as a decorated Commissioned Infantry Officer.