• ACFE Faculty


    Janet McHard, CFE, CPA/CFF 
    Founding Partner,      
    McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC


    Janet M. McHard is the Founding Partner of McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in forensic accounting, fraud prevention and accounting reconstruction. Together with her partners and staff, McHard conducts forensic and investigative accounting in matters concerning alleged white-collar crimes, embezzlements, employee theft and other disputed accounting issues. She provides expert witness testimony and consulting expert services in cases where fraud is suspected. 

    McHard is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a certification bestowed upon examination by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She holds a CPA in the State of New Mexico. She is Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a designation awarded based on education and experience.

    McHard has received special training in fraud prevention and investigation from the ACFE, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and through the University of New Mexico’s Financial Investigators Certificate Program. McHard provides assistance, including expert testimony, in the areas of fraud and forensic accounting. She also has experience in database management and class action administration. She has advanced knowledge in MS Access, Excel and Word.

    Previously, she was a senior manager at the regional full-service accounting firm Meyners + Company, located in Albuquerque. She was also a staff accountant and litigation support specialist with an international accounting and consulting firm. Her background also includes work as a legal secretary and administrative assistant for a law firm and business manager for a medical office.

    McHard holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico as well as an MBA from the University of New Mexico’s Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management. She is a member of the National Board of Advisors and past president of the Board of Directors of Keshet Dance Company. She was previously a board member of the Albuquerque Softball/Baseball Hall of Fame and has volunteered her time with the American Softball Association and the New Mexico United States Specialty Sports Association. She is a member of Women in Leadership of the United Way of Central New Mexico.