Andy Mintzer is a principal in the Forensic and Financial Consulting Services Group at Hemming Morse in Los Angeles and has more than 40 years of accounting experience. With a primary focus on auditing and litigation services, he spent 17 years at Ernst & Young auditing public and privately held companies and providing forensic accounting services.
Mintzer’s engagements have involved a wide range of industries, including financial services, real estate, consumer products, entertainment, and manufacturing. His litigation services experience includes matters involving accounting principles, auditing issues, and fraud investigations. He has also developed and instructed numerous accounting and auditing educational programs and is an instructor for the National Judicial College where he teaches accounting, auditing, and financial reporting to judges.
Four times in his career he has served as a professional standard setter. Mr. Mintzer has been appointed to the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) for 2019 through 2023. The IESBA is an independent standard-setting board that develops and issues, in the public interest, high-quality ethical standards for professional accountants worldwide. Mintzer has served on three professional standard-setting bodies of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)—the Auditing Standards Board, Accounting Standards Executive Committee, and the Professional Ethics Executive Committee—all of which are responsible for establishing professional standards for the profession.
He is a past chairman of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), the largest state society of CPAs in the country. Mintzer is a licensed U.S. Certified Public Accountant and also a licensed Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.
In 2021 he was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.
University of South Florida, Master of Accountancy, 1978
University of South Florida, B.A., Accounting, 1977
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Former Member, Professional Ethics Executive Committee, Auditing Standards Board, Accounting Standards Executive Committee, International Auditing Standards Task Force, Relations with the Judiciary Subcommittee
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
State Society Past Chair, Board of Directors Member, Council Member, Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee Member, Litigation Section Steering Committee Member, Amicus Curiae Committee
American Accounting Association
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles County
Member, Audit Committee
“Following FASB,” California CPA, October 2013
“Standard Alert, SAS 125: Guidance Regarding Auditor’s WrittenCommunication,” California CPA, October 2012
“A Full Tank of GAAS,” California CPA, June 2011
“SSARS 21 – Reviews, Compilations & Preparation,” CalCPA, Los Angeles, CA, June 2015
“Fraud Prevention and Detection… Lessons from the Past,” AICPA Controllers Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 2014
“Revised Auditing Standards – Clarity and Convergence,” CalCPA Education Foundation, Webcast, January 2014
“Financial Statement Fraud – Case Studies,” CalCPA Education Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, May 2013
“What are Audited Financial Statements?,” Financial Statements in the Courtroom, National Judicial College, Reno, NV, March 2013
“New Auditing Standards for 2012,” Los Angeles Westside Discussion Group, CalCPA, 2011