Brandon M. Waldren, CPA, CFE, CFI

Senior Manager

I enjoy helping my clients solve those puzzles that keep them up at night and bring them confidence in their answers.


Brandon assists clients in understanding their internal control weaknesses that could lead to a material misstatement or fraud. If fraud is suspected or discovered, he works diligently to understand the extent of the damage and how to prevent it from happening again.

When you work with Brandon, you can expect a lot of questions, but the return of all the answers you need to put issues to rest. Specializing in Government Accounting and holding an AICPA Advance Single Audit Certificate, Brandon has the knowledge to attack unique issues with federal and state entities, most are unable to provide. His professional experience and previous role as a senior audit manager mean he's ready to work with you, whatever the issue.

Outside of work, Brandon enjoys movies, writing screenplays, teaching line dancing, fishing and spending time with family. Brandon also is the CalCPA East Bay Chapter Chair of the East Bay Forensic Services Section and referrees for high school wrestling under the Alameda Contra Costa County Official Wrestling Association (ACCWOA).



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • International Association of Interviewers
  • California Society of CPAs (CalCPA)


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Forensic Interviewer


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
  • Basic and Advanced Interview and Interrogation Techniques – Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates


Client Work

  • Provides forensic accounting services for clients and has specific knowledge of fraudulent activities.
  • Performed engagements for the following federal programs: Student Nutrition Services, Special Education Program, Student Financial Aid, TRIO, Federal Child Care, Title I, Title II, Highway Planning and Construction, North American Wetlands Conservation Fund, Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, Child Development, as well as Research and Development Cluster.
  • Assisted clients with investigations into Associated Student Body; federal compliance; attendance; bond measure; construction; and financial fraud.
  • Led seminars regarding internal controls, FCMAT compliance, state regulations, and federal compliance concerns, in order to reduce the amount of findings in the subsequent audits or examinations.


Community Involvement

  • CalCPA East Bay Chapter Forensic Services Section, Chair
  • ACCWOA, Referee