Instructor Biography

James D. Giannantonio, MBA,MS,CPA,CGM

Jay Giannantonio owns and operates his own consulting firm specializing in project management over finance transformation, internal control, and fraud accounting projects for large and medium-sized firms. He is a frequent speaker at fraud, performance management, and CFO process improvement seminars. Giannantonio was vice president of internal audit for a national commercial construction equipment leasing and retailer in 2005 and 2006 then director of CFO advisory services for ISA Consulting (now E&Y) from 2007 until he started his own firm in 2011. He began his career with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) in the audit and accounting practice, then spent nine years in corporate financial management at Verizon/Bell Atlantic, and then over eight years as a director in the World Class Finance Advisory and internal audit practices at KPMG. He also has been an associate adjunct professor at Widener University in the Master's in Business Administration program. Giannantonio earned his Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with an accounting concentration, from Drexel University. He is a member of the AICPA's Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) committee.