Dave Wedding serves as the chairman of the U.S. Partnership Board, is a partner in the Advisory Services practice, and is the managing partner for the Mid-South market territory, which includes the Carolinas and Georgia. Wedding has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he was a partner with Deloitte & Touche, serving as the Carolinas leader of their Forensic Accounting practice. Prior to Deloitte & Touche, he was with Arthur Andersen for 21 years in the Audit and Assurance practice.
Wedding has served as the lead engagement partner for one of Grant Thornton’s largest clients. On this engagement he supervised a team of approximately 100 professionals that performed field visits around the country to test for compliance with federal grant requirements and to test for evidence of fraud, waste or abuse of federal grant funding. He has experience in many of Grant Thornton’s Advisory Services practice areas, including internal audit and forensic accounting. He has extensive experience in conducting forensic accounting investigations for both public and private companies. His primary industry experience is in manufacturing, retail and not-for-profit. These engagements include investigations related to embezzlement, alleged vendor kickbacks, accounting for acquisitions and restructuring reserves, alleged channel stuffing, inappropriate capitalization of costs, and revenue recognition. His investigation experience includes obtaining and reviewing electronic evidence, as well as extensive experience in interviewing witnesses. He has worked on a number of cases that led to restatements. Wedding has also testified as an expert witness, served as a neutral arbitrator in purchase price disputes, and has served as a consulting expert to both buyers and sellers in the preparation or defense of purchase price dispute claims.
- Aerospace and defense
- Financial services
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Religious organizations
- Forensic, investigative and dispute services
Professional qualifications and memberships
CPA — North Carolina (#14463), South Carolina, Guam
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
Institute of Management Accounts
North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
University of North Carolina – Belk College of Business, Board Member
MBA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
BS, Accounting, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
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