Areas of Expertise

  • Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Due Diligence
  • Fiduciary Services
  • Financial Advisor
  • Forensic Accounting

Designations

  • CPA
  • CFE

Education

  • BS University of Florida
  • MAcc Florida Atlantic University

Experience

  • 14 Years with Firm
  • 14 Years of Relevant Experience

Tess Wolff is a CPA with over 10 years of experience in forensic accounting, bankruptcy consulting, due diligence services, and litigation support. Since joining GlassRatner (now doing business as B. Riley Advisory Services) in 2007, Tess has been involved in numerous complex matters ranging from investigations to bankruptcy consulting at all phases of the process.

Tess' representative work assignments include:

  • Prepare budgets, 13-week cash flow models, monthly and quarterly operating reports, preferential and fraudulent transfer analyses, bankruptcy petitions and schedules;
  • Prepare testifying expert witnesses in criminal, civil and bankruptcy cases;
  • Conduct asset tracing, fraud risk assessments, and financial and regulatory investigations/testing (FCPA and AML);
  • Manage Independent Review Organization (IRO) audits resulting from a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) with responsibilities including selecting statistically valid sample, calculating error rate and overpayment at the mean point estimate and writing reports for ultimate submission to the Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Managing claims reconciliation process including the distribution of funds to creditors;
  • Financial advisory services including cash management, accounting, and reporting for Chapter 11 Debtors, Creditors, Trustees, CRO's and other fiduciaries;
  • Providing financial and Know Your Customer (KYC) due-diligence analyses to lenders, external counsel and private equity firms;
  • Compiled data and assisted with the packaging of troubled loan pools for the FDIC;
  • Preparation of income tax returns for individual and corporate debtors and liquidating trusts;
  • Providing property management services including performing initial assessment of property, overseeing capital expenditures and preparing financial statements for court-appointed Receivers, lenders and loan servicers related to distressed or foreclosed multi-family properties.

Tess is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) licensed in the State of Connecticut as well as a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). She is also a licensed real estate professional in Florida and is fluent in Spanish. Tess graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a minor in French and then went on to receive her Masters in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

B. Riley Advisory Services works with lenders, law firms, private equity sponsors and companies of all types. Our Advisory Services are a unique mix of Valuation and Appraisal Services including asset-based lending (ABL) Valuations; Restructuring and Turnaround Management; Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support; Operations Management; Compliance, Risk & Resilience Services; and Transaction Support Services including Due Diligence and Quality of Earnings Reviews. B. Riley Advisory Services is the trade name for GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC, Great American Group Machinery & Equipment, LLC, and Great American Group Intellectual Property, LLC.