BCG’s founder, Jim Barratt, is an expert forensic accountant with over 30 years of experience working in public accounting, private and public corporations, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and top tier consulting firms.
Jim has the proven ability to quickly get up to speed on critical issues and company operations, effectively gather the most relevant information from people and data, draw upon his varied experience to provide a full and balanced perspective for proposed solutions, and design and implement effective remediation as needed.
He is a CPA, is certified in financial forensics, and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. Jim applies his expertise gained as an independent auditor, internal audit director, chief compliance officer, and former SEC enforcement accountant to provide clients with value-added solutions to critical problems. He assists law firms, companies, and board committees facing difficult issues involving financial fraud, SEC investigations, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and remediation.
In his career, Jim has worked at several leading, global consulting firms, including:
Alvarez & Marsal
Mr. Barratt is the current Chairman and a Trustee of the SEC Historical Society, a member of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Leadership Greater Washington, Class of 2012, a member of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors, and served as a volunteer panelist on the NASDAQ listing qualifications panel for over 10 years. He is a frequent speaker and writer on various compliance and fraud topics and serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.
Jim was included in the 2023 Who's Who Legal as a Global Leader, Investigations, Forensic Accountants https://whoswholegal.com/jim-barratt.
Link to Jim's LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-barratt-cpa-cff-b89203b
On-Site Experience: Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, India, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nigeria
Specialties: Forensic accounting, internal investigations, SEC enforcement matters, accounting and compliance issues, FCPA issues, corporate compliance, independent monitor work, interim executive services, internal controls, books and records, accounting restatement, chief compliance officer, whistleblower complaints, fraud investigations, witness preparation, Wells submissions, profit disgorgement analyses, ability to pay analyses.