Charlotte, North Carolina
Erin M. Lentz
Erin is a partner in the Forensic Advisory Services practice located in Charlotte, NC with over 12 years of experience. Erin has extensive experience leading large, complex forensic accounting engagements and assisting clients with compliance audits, internal investigations, consent order remediation and litigation support matters. Additionally, her experience includes assisting clients with damage assessments, discovery requests, preparation of expert reports, root cause analyses, fraud risk assessments, and preparing counsel for arbitration or settlement negotiations.
Most recently, Erin was one of the lead engagement partners assisting one of the Nation’s largest banks in conducting an internal investigation including a root cause analysis and current state risk assessment related to certain allegations of fraud and misconduct. Erin previously led an internal investigation related to a complex embezzlement and financial statement fraud scheme. This investigation involved a comprehensive data analytics assessment and consulting with multiple international companies on purchase price disputes. She also managed an investigation of fraudulent transactions involving multiple financial institutions as well as investigations involving fraudulent real estate transactions.
Erin managed a major loan fraud investigation for a group of lenders involving complex data analytics and interviews of key participants to support affidavits filed in connection with asset recovery efforts.
Previously, Erin served as the primary engagement leader for the compliance validation work performed for the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight. She managed the on-going testing of compliance with the servicing standards per the National Mortgage Settlement agreement between the State Attorney Generals and one of the Nation’s largest mortgage servicers. Additionally, Erin has led multiple engagements that involved validating compliance with the requirements of Consent Orders with the Federal Reserve Bank concerning deficient practices in mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Erin held financial and accounting management positions in the service, retail and bio-technology industries. Her experience includes project management, loss prevention, internal audit, cost accounting, and financial reporting.
Professional qualifications and memberships
- Certified Public Accountant, NC License #34536
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
- Duke University, MBA
- University of Hawaii – Manoa, BBA
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