Kirsten Flanagan

Kirsten Flanagan

CPA, CFE, CFF, Partner

2000 Market Street
Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19103
p 267.886.1735
f  215.496.9604

Kirsten Flanagan, a partner at Friedman LLP, has more than 20 years of public accounting experience and is a leader in the firm’s Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services (FLVS) group. Kirsten consults with clients on trustee proceedings, securities violations actions involving some of the largest companies in the world and their accounting firms, as well as in connection with derivative claims, and other litigation and performs fraud investigations.


Kirsten provides a variety of consulting services involving complex accounting and auditing issues, financial statements, SEC issues, computation of damages, investigation of fraud allegations, marital disputes, assessment of internal controls and financial analysis. She has assisted in many high-profile fraud cases, including Refco, Inc., WorldCom, Inc., Rite Aid, and Sunbeam and in other high-profile matters, including Household International. Kirsten also instructs on various accounting and auditing topics and has presented on accounting issues to a forum of lawyers, investors, analysts, and others.

Prior to joining Friedman LLP, Kirsten was a manager at a public accounting firm where she performed various audit services for public companies, including SEC reporting. She also worked for a large national bank where she specialized in internal audit services, including opining on the adequacy of internal controls.

Her expertise includes:

  • Assisting counsel in drafting and responding to complaint allegations and pleadings
  • Consulting with counsel regarding accounting, auditing, financial and fraud-related issues
  • Document review and analysis
  • Assisting counsel in preparation for deposition
  • Assessing financial statement impact
  • Authoring declarations and expert reports in the context of litigation
  • Providing expert testimony
  • Computation of damages
  • Assisting counsel in preparation for trial
  • Assessing abuse within organizations
  • Calculating income available for support
  • Performing analysis of marital and non-marital assets
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Philadelphia Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Group
  • AICPA CPA Ambassador
  • PICPA Cooperation with the Bar and Other Professionals Committee
  • PICPA Financial Institutions Committee
  • PICPA Speakers Bureau
  • Main Line Health - Hospice
  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)
  • Lower Merion Little League
  • Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
  • Philadelphia Youth Network
  • 2014 PICPA Greater Philadelphia Champion CPA Award
  • 2010 PICPA Top Forty Under Forty