Yigal M. Rechtman


Yigal M. Rechtman, CPA, CFE, CITP, CISM, offers clients strategic advice in a wide array of areas requiring financial expertise. Since 1994, he has specialized in forensic accounting, litigation consulting, information systems consulting, auditing, and compliance services. He is also qualified as an expert witness in several jurisdictions.

His multi-disciplinary skills and knowledge enable him to analyze client problems with a broad lens to develop creative solutions that help protect their assets and improve their finances. He manages diverse engagements involving forensic accounting, fraud investigations, electronic discovery, litigation support, search for assets and income sources, damages calculations, auditing and attestation, operational and risks analysis, evaluation of internal controls, data mining, computerized information systems evaluation, and HIPAA, NYCRR 500, and U.S. Department of Labor Cybersecurity compliance.

Yigal has significant experience in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, real estate, construction, professional services, not-for-profit, technology, manufacturing and distribution, closely held companies, ERISA plans, and education.

Prior to starting Rechtman Consulting, he held varied positions including as a founding partner of a forensic accounting firm, IT Specialist, a Partner with a local CPA firm, and the Director of Forensic Accounting at two regional CPA firms, where he also managed financial and operational audits.

A frequent writer, Yigal has authored numerous articles on fraud, information technology, complex tax matters, and accounting, attest, and audit issues. He is also an active member of the editorial board of The CPA Journal.

He also enjoys educating others and regularly lectures at schools and other venues about technology assurance, forensic accounting and information systems. Yigal offers CLE and CPE courses to professionals as well as teaching students. He is a professor at Fairly Dickinson University where he teaches advanced auditing, and was a professor at the Lubin School of Business, and the New York campus of Pace University, where he developed and taught courses on forensic accounting, auditing, and accounting information systems, at both the graduate and undergraduate programs. He was also an adjunct professor at Saint Peters University at the Guarini School of Business.

Office: 212-202-2548 ext. 100
Cell: 917-566-0020