Jim Martin is Managing Director of Cendrowski Corporate Advisors (CCA). Jim specializes in providing comprehensive risk assessments, focusing on the evaluation of operating effectiveness of business processes, internal control structures, and the development of recommendations for improvement. In many cases, Jim has assisted clients in instances where internal control lapses led to financial reporting and operational issues. Additionally, Jim has performed forensic examinations of numerous business arrangements to determine the accuracy of recorded transactions and financial statement presentations in the healthcare, durable equipment, real estate, automotive, and construction industries. He has also provided these services to private equity funds for quality of earnings analyses. Jim frequently performs litigation support activities, focusing his efforts on fraud investigation and forensic accounting services. He is a detailed accounting technician, and has used his skills to uncover complex multi-million dollar frauds and quantify business losses.
Prior to joining CCA, Jim was a Senior Manager in the Enterprise Risk Services group at a big 4 accounting firm. In this capacity, Jim led teams in the assessment of internal control procedures to support the audit function. Jim also held various management positions within Chrysler Financial, and the Corporate Treasury unit of Chrysler Corporation. In these management positions, Jim designed and implemented internal control systems covering the basic accounting transactions (Accounts Payable, Credit Analysis, Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger functions).
- Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Detroit Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), where he served on the Board of Governors for 6 years
- Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), where he is a board member
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAS)
In addition to numerous articles in trade publications, Jim is co-author of The Handbook of Fraud Deterrence and Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations, both published by John Wiley & Sons. He regularly presents at national and regional conferences on various aspects of risk and control, forensic accounting, transforming the internal audit function, and process redesign.
Jim is also active in numerous civic organizations. He is Commissioner of the Great Midwest Hockey League, Treasurer of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), and coach of the Michigan State University Men’s ACHA Hockey Team. He serves as a member of the Entertainment Committee for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life-Farmington-Farmington Hills, MI.
Jim holds a B.B.A in accounting and a M.S. in accounting information systems from Eastern Michigan University. Jim has served on the faculty of Davenport University, Walsh College, and the University of Detroit-Mercy, where he instructed courses in Fraud Examination, Managerial Accounting, Internal Auditing,and Information Technology.