People

Cheri Mazza

Partner

Cheri Mazza

With 30+ years in the accounting profession, I apply my knowledge and experience to the specialized areas of forensics, valuation and litigation support. I focus on details while maintaining overall sight of the larger picture and strive to deliver exceptional client service.

Cheri Mazza is a Partner at PKF O’Connor Davies with more than 30 years of experience that includes public accounting, academics and research, financial forensics and forensic accounting, business valuation, and standard setting (FASB).

Cheri spent the early part of her career in public accounting as a tax practitioner for a regional firm in Wichita Falls, Texas. She also taught accounting at Midwestern State University and later at Virginia Commonwealth University. Relocating to Connecticut, she was employed for six years as a project manager for the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

In 2000, Cheri returned to academics, first as a professor at Fordham University in New York and then Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. During that time, she also served on the Board of Directors and was Audit Chair of a publicly-traded bank. In 2014, Cheri returned to the practice side of accounting by founding an accounting and consulting business.

Specializing in business valuation and financial forensics, Cheri provides litigation support to attorneys on various financial matters. She serves as a consulting and testifying expert in litigation matters and has published numerous articles in professional and academic journals.

Professional Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Section
    • Tax Section
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • Rotary Club of New Canaan

Accreditations

  • Certified Public Accountant (Connecticut)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)

Education