Jim Agar Rejoins EisnerAmper's Financial Advisory Services Practice
September 18, 2017
EisnerAmper LLP announced that James J. Agar, CPA, CFF, CFE, CIRA, has rejoined the firm as a Managing Director in its Financial Advisory Services practice, specializing in litigation consulting, forensic accounting and expert witness services.
Allen Wilen, partner-in-charge of EisnerAmper’s Financial Advisory Services practice, said, “Jim Agar’s return to EisnerAmper further strengthens our commercial forensic accounting and litigation consulting credentials. His significant experience will deepen EisnerAmper’s ability to serve clients in high stakes litigation and fraud matters as well as expand our offerings in the area of post-transaction disputes.”
“We are excited to have Jim back on our team, where he will greatly enhance our strong consulting culture and share his knowledge to assist in a wide variety of complex client matters” said Hubert Klein, leader of the firm’s Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services practice in New Jersey.
The firm’s New Jersey office partner-in-charge, Jay Weinstein, added: “Having Jim return to EisnerAmper is consistent with our strategy of expanding the level of services we are able to offer to existing and prospective clients in the both local and national marketplaces.”
Agar has nearly 25 years of experience, with a diverse background in providing forensic, litigation, post-transaction, and bankruptcy services to attorneys, public companies, private enterprises, and individuals. He consults on matters involving complex commercial and transactional disputes, investigations of financial fraud, alleged accountant and auditor malpractice, and contract compliance. He has worked in the automotive, pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing, retail, real estate, and telecommunications industries, as well as in the financial services, not-for-profit, and government sectors.
Prior to rejoining EisnerAmper, Agar was a director with the forensic group and post-transaction disputes practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and he has 15 years of total “Big Four” experience. Earlier in his career, he led a gubernatorially-appointed forensic team investigating a wide-ranging pattern of corruption at a prominent quasi-public entity. Agar was also an associate director of restructuring for the Enron Creditors Recovery Corp.; managed a key component of what was then the largest-ever alternative dispute resolution process in U.S. history; and served as a financial statement auditor for several years. He conducts continuing professional and legal education programs in the areas of financial and forensic accounting, the quantification of commercial damages, the use of financial experts in litigation, fraud detection and prevention, and transaction disputes.