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Susan Koss Receives Crain’s Detroit Business’ Notable Women in Finance Award

Susan Koss Receives Crain’s Detroit Business’ Notable Women in Finance Award

May 8, 2018

O’Keefe is proud to announce that Susan J. Koss is a recipient of Crain’s Detroit Business’ Notable Women in Finance Award. Ms. Koss is being recognized for her contribution to the Finance industry.

Notable Women in Finance navigate restructurings, advise on acquisitions and lead mergers. Their super powers are finding cost savings and new sources of revenue for their companies. They collaborate; they mentor.

Ms. Koss’ diverse expertise reveals her ability to prepare complex financial analyses used in business valuations and turnarounds, bank-workout assignments and in litigation.

Being lead of O’Keefe’s Litigation Support Group, Ms. Koss was integral to the company winning the Best Litigation Consulting Services from Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2017. She has served as a financial expert witness regarding breach of contract, lost profits, economic damages and fraudulent conveyance.

She also helps restructure businesses and performs business valuations used in estate tax resolutions, shareholder disputes, divorce, mergers, and acquisitions. In recent years, she played a major role in the successful accelerated sale of a logistics company and assisted an owner of a portfolio of restaurants and office buildings restructure their finances.

Ms. Koss is licensed by the State of Michigan as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is accredited by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and has been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credentials by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is a past Recording Secretary and past Chair of the Michigan Chapter of IWIRC (International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation). Ms. Koss is a board member of the Oakland University’s Accounting and Finance Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

“My partner, Sue Koss, has an enviable quality of staying calm and thoughtful in the most distressing conditions,” said Patrick O’Keefe, founder and CEO, O’Keefe. “This calm influence often gives co-workers and clients the confidence that a great solution is just around the corner. If optimism is a force multiplier, a Jedi Knight has nothing on Ms. Koss.”

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