News Release

BKDs Clopton Earns Certified IDEA Data Analyst Designation

Date:  June 3, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, MO. – Jim Snyder, managing partner of BKDs Forensics & Valuation Services division, is pleased to announce that Senior Managing Consultant Jeremy Clopton has received the Certified IDEA Data Analyst (CIDA) designation.

Clopton specializes in data analytics with applications in forensic investigations, fraud prevention and detection, litigation support, continuous auditing, internal control assessment and risk assessment. His use of data analytics is built on experience in fraud examination, including investigating allegations of misappropriation through interviewing, document examination, data analysis, damage calculation and presentation of findings.

The CIDA designation is a sign of quality leadership, Snyder said. Jeremy has been a leader for several years in our Forensics & Valuation Services division, and his knowledge and expertise have helped BKD provide valuable insight to numerous clients. Hes highly deserving of this important accolade.

Clopton also is a Certified Fraud Examiner, ACL Certified Data Analyst and member of the American Institute of CPAs, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and The Institute of Internal Auditors. He is one of only a few professionals who hold both the CIDA and ACL Certified Data Analyst designations.

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