Durkin Forensic, Inc. (DFI) is a forensic accounting firm specializing in fraud and fraud related issues.  Founded in 2008, DFI has assisted clients in a variety of industries. Ron Durkin, the founder of DFI, is a CPA, has an MBA and is a former special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Ron was an operator on the FBI’s Special Weapons and Tactics team and served his country in the military from 1966-1970 as a member of the United States Air Force.

Ron Durkin
CPA, MBA, CFE (retired)
Senior Managing Director

Ronald L. Durkin founded Durkin Forensic in 2008 after retiring from KPMG LLP where he was the National Partner in charge of fraud and misconduct investigations and served as Western Region forensic practice leader. Ron’s career spans 40 years and includes more than 10 years as a special agent with the FBI.  Ron is a Certified Public accountant and a retired CFE. In 2007, he received the first-ever lifetime achievement award in Forensic Litigation Services from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ron holds a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA (with emphasis in Accounting) from California State University, Sacramento.

Our Focus

DFI focuses on personalized client service in all aspects of our work. Our goal is always to provide our clients with experienced practitioners with industry leading skills. We recognize that our clients’ needs are often urgent and evolving, thus we go to great lengths to meet their expectations as well as their time frame. We are committed to providing our clients with outstanding customer service by always following the Code of Professional Conduct and maintaining our objectivity and integrity.

Our Reach

Our offices are located in Northern Nevada, however, we do not limit our footprint to that geographical area. Ron is
licensed in several states and has been involved in global investigations and other matters located from southern California to the Southeastern part of the United States as well as Europe, South America and Asia.

Our Commitment as Thought Leaders

Ron has always tried to maintain his position as a thought leader in the forensic accounting profession and as such has written (and co-written) AICPA related practice aids and discussion papers as well as new and emerging practice areas such as “forensic in the audit” and fraud risk assessments. Ron has always strived to be a leader in the accounting profession.

Through various channels Ron has continuously given back to the profession by volunteering his time and talents to recognized, respected professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPAs, the California CPA Education Foundation and others. By taking on the role of author, speaker, CalCPA council member, conference chair and committee chair, he embraces the opportunity to collaborate with other top leaders in the accounting field in order to advance the profession and work to continue the promotion of accounting education. Ron and his former forensic teams have developed many courses aimed at educating members of the accounting profession in various areas including forensic data analysis, fraud investigation, fraud prevention and detection, forensic auditing, bankruptcy and litigation services.

Durkin has held numerous leadership positions over the years including:

  • Commissioner with the National Accreditation Commission, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

  • Chair of the Litigation Sections, California Society of CPAs

  • Chair of the AICPA’s Antifraud Programs and Controls Task Force

  • AICPA Forensic and Litigation Services Committee member

  • California Society of CPAs Council member

  • AICPA Fraud Task Force Member

  • Chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee for the California Society of CPAs.