Leslie is a manager with Raffa’s forensic accounting services practice. Prior to joining Raffa, she spent nine years with the U.S. Government Accountability Office performing forensic audits, investigations, performance audits, and financial audits.
Leslie has conducted fraud, waste, and abuse audits and investigations on a wide variety of topics, including federal contractor/grantee eligibility fraud and integrity issues; federal tax collection program integrity; abuse of government purchase cards, travel cards, and premium class travel privileges; employment of sex offenders and child abusers at schools and child care facilities; passport application fraud; and the manufacture and marketing of herbal dietary supplements. She has extensive experience in designing and executing computer-assisted audit techniques for the identification of fraud using programs such as IDEA and SAS. Her work has resulted in hundreds of referrals to law enforcement agencies, as well as numerous congressional testimonies.
Leslie is certified by the ACFE as a Certified Fraud Examiner, by the SAS Institute as a Base Programmer for SAS 9, and by Audimation as a Certified IDEA Data Analyst. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. Leslie has also served as an instructor and facilitator for a wide variety of classes on topics such as fraud detection and prevention, cybersecurity and information technology, data analytics, audit quality assurance procedures, GAGAS audit design, interviewing, and evidence.