Jason W. Olson, CPA, CFF, CFE, CFI

Forensic Services Partner

Jason W. Olson

To me, client service means being there when my clients need me most. The most rewarding aspect of my career is uncovering the facts when concerns of financial improprieties have been raised.

OVERVIEW

As a forensic accounting partner, Jason oversees proactive and reactive forensic accounting engagements. He works closely with clients to safeguard assets through proactive internal control examinations. Jason also examines financial transactions for fraud losses and assists clients with insurance claims, civil and/or criminal litigation. With such well-rounded experience, Jason often gets called in to provide litigation support for civil and criminal proceedings when concerns of fraud are involved.

Jason is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner and has advanced training in interviews and interrogation, so when you're working with Jason you know you're getting a true professional with the ideal combination of forensic investigative experience and accounting knowledge. He will dig deep into your challenges to help you prevent, detect or investigate allegations of fraud.

When he's not in the office working on a client project, you'll find Jason spending his free time with his wife and kids. They love to get out and get moving, whether it's snowmobiling or just running around outside getting some exercise. Jason is also a fan of the NFL, although he won't admit any allegiance to a specific team ... a smart move in Minnesota.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • State of Minnesota Board of Accountancy

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Forensic Interviewer
  • Private Investigator, Minnesota

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting with Forensic Accounting emphasis – North Dakota State University, Fargo
  • Masters of Business Administration, Fraud Management and Economic Crime – Utica College, N.Y.

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Conducts examinations of internal controls to identify weaknesses in asset safeguards for organizations in various industries, including financial institutions, auto dealerships, nonprofits, government agencies and cooperatives.
  • Oversees investigations of financial improprieties affecting individuals, estates and organizations for the purpose of uncovering the truth and documenting the related loss, if any, for insurance, civil and/or criminal purposes.
  • Provides expert witness testimony for civil and criminal proceedings in matters where allegations of financial improprieties have been made.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • Hennepin County 4th District Ethics Committee, Former Volunteer Investigator