Bond Beebe Principal Receives Master of Science in Forensic Studies

Natalie Burchfiel

BETHESDA, Maryland (February 6, 2009) – Bond Beebe, a certified public accounting and advisory firm with offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia, announced today that John A. Merchant, a Principal with the firm, has recently received his Master of Science degree in Forensic Studies from Stevenson University. Individuals with a Forensic Studies degree are able to help corporations, government agencies, and other organizations with fraud prevention and fraud investigation. They can also assist businesses with merger and acquisition analyses; litigation support services; specialized audits; and investigations involving terrorist activities, taxes; economic crime; cyber crime; white collar crime, money laundering, and security fraud.

Said Merchant, “Forensic Accounting has become a highly complex discipline with many areas of specialty. Through participating in Stevenson University’s Forensic Studies program, I am better prepared to assist law firms with their white collar crime cases as well as help corporations and membership organizations with their fraud prevention and investigation needs.”

Celebrating over 75 years in the Greater Washington DC area, Bond Beebe is a certified public accounting & advisory firm that works with small to mid-sized businesses, membership organizations, employee benefit plans, other non-profits and high net-worth individuals to help them reach their financial goals.  The Firm’s broad range of services includes audit & accounting; tax planning& compliance; financial planning; management advisory; litigation support; human resources outsourcing; and information technology consulting.  From its two offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia, Bond Beebe provides exceptional responsiveness and quality to every client it serves.

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