Citrin Cooperman Adds Colleen S. Vallen, CPA, CFF to Lead Valuation & Forensic Services Practice

Philadelphia Accounting Firm Adds New Partner

Online PR News – 15-June-2012 – Philadelphia, PA – Citrin Cooperman announced today that Colleen S. Vallen, CPA, CFF, has joined the Philadelphia office as the lead partner in this office’s Valuation & Forensic Services practice. Previously a partner with ParenteBeard, Vallen has spent more than 15 years focused on forensic issues, fraud investigations, forensic litigation support and economic damage analysis. She also possesses broad experience in financial document analysis, investigation and review and the preparation of court-related materials.

“I am impressed by the depth of talent in Citrin Cooperman’s Valuation & Forensic Services group,” said Vallen. “I look forward to working closely with practice leader Gary Karlitz and his team, as well as the firm’s outstanding group of professionals and clients.”

With a practice that spans a range of industries, Vallen has served clients in construction, financial services, horse racing, insurance, manufacturing, hospitality, medical, retail and utilities, to name a few. Vallen is skilled in case planning and management, financial and economic analysis, the preparation of expert reports and providing expert witness testimony. A frequent lecturer, she has been engaged by the legal, banking, utility and insurance industries to speak on fraud and investigative matters and teach continuing education courses. She is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

“Colleen’s leadership skills and comprehensive experience in forensic matters, fraud investigations and damage analysis will be an asset to Citrin Cooperman’s expanding Valuation & Forensic Services team,” said Philadelphia Managing Partner Mark S. Carrow, CPA, MST. “We are extremely pleased that we were able to bring her to the firm.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Christie Hoyt of Partners for Corporate Recruiting, who was instrumental in bringing Colleen to the firm,” said Citrin Cooperman Founding and Managing Partner Joel A. Cooperman, CPA.

About Citrin Cooperman – Citrin Cooperman ( is a full-service accounting firm, providing attest, assurance, tax, business advisory, valuation and forensic services. The firm’s accountants and advisors have deep experience in many industries and areas including professional services, restaurants, franchising, financial services, real estate, entertainment, staffing and executive search, charter schools, nonprofits and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Founded in 1979, the firm has offices in Philadelphia, midtown Manhattan, White Plains, N.Y., Springfield, N.J., and Norwalk, Conn. Additionally, the firm is affiliated with Citrin Cooperman Wealth Management, LP (, which offers clients in-depth personal financial planning, independent fee-based investment advisory services, and insurance brokerage services. Citrin Cooperman is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens. Follow Citrin Cooperman on Twitter @CitrinCooperman.