Since 2000, Charles P. Elliott, P.C. has been providing clients with personalized tax preparation, accounting, consulting, and fraud investigative services in the Philadelphia region. Our staff of Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agent, and Certified Fraud Examiners possess decades of experience in dealing with the IRS and other taxing authorities. Initial consultations are free, as are tax returns for active military members.
Charles Elliott graduated from LaSalle University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and with a major concentration of study in Accounting. He administered the Workmen's Compensation program for the City of Philadelphia, was a revenue examiner in the Department of Revenue, and an economic crime investigation specialist in the Philadelphia District Attorney's office.
Charles investigated economic crime including employee theft, financial fraud, worker's compensation fraud and municipal corruption. He has provided expert testimony in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, and the Commonwealth of PA Court of Common Pleas, criminal and civil divisions.
Charles has written articles that have been published in the White Paper and the Pennsylvania CPA Journal. He presents continuing education programs to CPAs, attorneys, and other professionals, including CPAs from Mongolia, in the areas of fraud, forensic accounting, and litigation services on behalf of the PICPA and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
Charles is a member of the AICPA, PICPA and ACFE. He is a member of the PICPA Committee on Forensic and Litigation Services and is the chairman of that committee. He was a member of the PICPA Journal Editorial Board. Chairman of the PICPA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Committee on Cooperation with the Bar and Other Professionals and served on the PICPA Philadelphia Chapter Executive Committee. He was a member of the PICPA Scholarship Trust. He was a member of the LaSalle University Advisory Committee on Fraud and Forensic Accounting and a guest lecturer in the Masters Program in Fraud and Forensic Accounting.
Charles has appeared on national television on two occasions as a result of a successful investigation of internet adoption fraud, as well as a spokesman for the PICPA in a matter related to consumer complaints involving a national tax preparation company. He has participated in successful prosecutions of municipal employees, recipients of public funds, officers of charitable organizations and other individuals who violated their fiduciary responsibilities. He has conducted criminal and civil investigations involving employee theft, bankruptcy fraud, shareholder fraud, as well as regulatory violations of post-secondary educational institutions. He has also investigated money laundering, Patriot Act violations and assisted in Federal False Claims Act litigation.
Peter has worked at the firm since he could count. Peter is involved primarily in the firm's tax and advisory practice, interfacing with clients, specifically new clients, and those in the nascent stage of their business. Peter has extensive experience investigating financial fraud, employee theft, providing litigation support in shareholder disputes, domestic disputes, and has provided expert testimony. Peter has participated in investigations which resulted in referrals to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the IRS, FBI, and Police Departments in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Jersey. Peter has presented to CPA's and attorneys on matters of fraud and has written for the PICPA blog. Peter serves as trustee for a Charitable Trust which benefits the blind.
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