Brett Johnson, CPA\/CFF, CFE, CFI

Senior Manager

Brett Johnson

Fraud isn't always black and white. I'm motivated to help our clients uncover the facts in sensitive, challenging situations.


Brett provides clients with peace of mind by offering fraud detection, investigation and prevention consulting services. He has extensive experience tracing illicit funds through multiple accounts and entities, and identifying employee fraud schemes. Brett conducts internal control examinations to help strengthen controls over assets, and he's provided testimony in state, federal and tribal court systems.

Brett works hard to make sure clients understand the process so there are no surprises. Keeping communication open and frequent, he shares information and prioritizes every deadline. Brett ensures his clients feel confident that he's doing everything he can to help them.

Outside of work, Brett enjoys going to the gym, traveling and spending time with his wife and two children. Like many Midwesterners, he also appreciates quality time at the lakes.



  • North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • International Association of Interviewers


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


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Fraud Examination – North Dakota State University, Fargo


Client Work

  • Conducts and oversees financial investigations regarding allegations of fraud, waste and abuse in a variety of industries including financial institutions, healthcare, government, oil and gas, construction and cooperatives.
  • Provides fraud prevention consulting to clients in all industries through internal control examination and conducting fraud risk assessments.
  • Provides expert witness testimony for civil and criminal proceedings.



Community Involvement

  • Junior Achievement volunteer
  • Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber Leadership Program