Wickes To Oversee Services at Teal Becker Chiaramonte

Pamela Wickes

Pamela Wickes

Teal Becker Chiaramonte (TBC) of Albany, N.Y., expanded the role of Pamela Wickes, director of forensic accounting to include the oversight of the business advisory services team.

In speaking about this structural shift, MP James Drislane says, “Elevating Pam to coordinate both the forensic and valuation work is a strategic move, especially because having these divisions led by a CPA of her caliber, with all of her designations and experience in these niche services, adds significant value to TBC and its clients.”

Wickes was brought on board a couple years ago to lead the forensic accounting services, which last year included nearly 20 engagements in the areas of fraud investigations, matrimonial matters, economic damage calculations for litigation, internal control consulting and shareholder/partner disputes.

“I’m humbled by this opportunity to oversee both of these niche service divisions at TBC,” says Wickes. “Because I have valuation experience and I worked closely with our valuation team when cases had both valuation and forensic accounting aspects, I anticipate a smooth transition. We aim to grow the practice by exceeding clients’ expectations and delivering a quality end product that meets their needs at competitive fees.”

Drislane says that the firm anticipates that the valuation staff, which provided services on over 70 engagements last year, will continue to provide high quality valuation and advisory services to its clients.

Wickes has 20 years of diversified experience in the areas of private and public accounting, 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.