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Prof. Hoffman joined Mount St. Mary’s Richard J. Bolte School of Business as a full time faculty member in fall 2015. He has prior teaching experience as an adjunct professor at various colleges and universities including University of Maryland, Strayer University, and Montgomery College. He is also a frequent speaker, lecturer and instructor for professional and industry organizations and conferences.  

Prof. Hoffman’s research and writings focus on forensic accounting and fraud investigation matters. He is currently writing a book Larry Hoffmanentitled Trust is Not an Internal Control, A Small Business Guide to Preventing Fraud and expects its publication in 2016. He has also authored numerous articles and other resource materials on forensic accounting including in the areas of fraud investigation, prevention, and detection.

Prof. Hoffman is a practicing CPA with a specialization in forensic accounting and fraud examination. He has been involved in numerous high-profile cases as a consulting and testifying expert. He has performed forensic accounting services for governmental entities, public and private companies, nonprofits and individuals for over 30 years. He has performed forensic services in support of litigation and claims for lost earnings and profits, business interruption, shareholder disputes, intellectual property infringement, bankruptcy and restructuring and structural settlements; assistance with interrogatories, document requests and depositions; and serving as an expert witness. He has conducted and led teams of forensic accountants on fraud investigations ranging from small family-owned businesses to large governmental organizations with losses of over $500 million. He has performed and supervised valuations for individuals, estates and public and closely held companies in numerous industries. He has also assisted companies and nonprofits with restructuring and turnaround situations, including recapitalizations, reorganizations and liquidations.

Prof. Hoffman is a CPA licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA, a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from the AICPA, Certified in the Reid Technique of Interviews and Interrogations, and a Private Investigator (PI) licensed by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.


The Mount St. Mary’s University Accounting Club held its annual Accounting Dinner on Friday April 17. The dinner is the highlight of the years’ events for accounting club members, as the club officers pass the torch to newly elected officers.Accounting Club Dinner

Ben McNamee C’15, led the opening remarks and introduced new Bolte School of Business faculty member Larry Hoffman. Hoffman will be a lecturer in accounting with a specialty in forensic accounting. After a wonderful meal Professor Hoffman spoke to the students on the importance of honesty and ethical practices in the work place. “I believe God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason,” he said, breaking the audience into laughter. Hoffman will teach forensic accounting as well as auditing for advanced junior and senior accountants this coming fall.

Accounting Club OfficersDr. John Sherwin, Accounting Club faculty advisor, presented club officers Ben McNamee C’15, Sean Gunn C’15 (not present), Vice President Alicia Mirando C’15, Treasurer Anne Bagliani C’15, and Secretary Tom Gruschow C’15 with a plaque commemorating their service. Dr. Sherwin also introduced the club’s new cabinet of officers - President Crystal Sylvester C’16, Vice President Alana Tighe C’16, Treasurer Sean McCann C’16, Secretary Justin Byram C’16.

The Accounting Club has guest speakers throughout the year including CPA’s and business community members from the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas.

On Thursday evening, September 12, Bolte School of Business Accounting Students participated in the Annual Accounting Evening at the ARCC Concourse. The event is sponsored by the Career Center and offers our Accounting Students the opportunity to network with many potential employers, including public accounting firms, governmental agencies and private industry companies. Many Students spent valuable time with employers in attendance forging new connections that may prove helpful to them in the future.

Following the event participating employers, Career Center staff, Bolte School of Business staff, and the Accounting Club Officers retired to the Horning Hospitality Room to enjoy a fine dinner.

Our thanks to the Career Center for providing this wonderful opportunity to our Accounting Students.

The following employers participated in the networking event:
Becker Professional Education
Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Hertzbach and Company, PA
Maryland Association of CPA's (MACPA)
McGladrey, LLP
McLean, Koehler, Sparks and Hammond
Northrop Grumman
Rager, Lehman & Houck, PC
Ryan & Wetmore, PC
Smith Elliott Kearns and Company, LLC
Social Security Administration
Squire, Lemkin & Company, LLP
Stegman & Company
T. Rowe Price
Watkins Meegan, LLC

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