Cindy Yu has more than 20 years of experience in forensic accounting, fraud investigations, internal audit, and complex business litigation. Specifically, she focuses on internal investigations, fraud prevention, anti-corruption compliance assessments and litigation consulting. She has provided litigation consulting in purchase price disputes, bankruptcy matters, and in a large variety of civil securities cases such as class actions, derivative actions, and enforcement proceedings initiated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) and other regulators.
Most recently, Cindy worked as part of the Forensic Adviser team supporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)-Appointed Independent Compliance Monitor and Auditor of Volkswagen AG – one of the largest and most high-profile corporate compliance monitorships in history. As part of the VW monitorship team, Cindy co-led testing for the Supervisory Boards of Management of both VW and Audi, focusing on the design and operating effectiveness of the Supervisory Boards. Cindy also recommended enhancements for VW and Audi to improve the design and operating effectiveness of controls related to some of their key processes.
She has led and conducted investigations on a broad range of matters, including violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), revenue recognition, reserve manipulation, accounting for stock options, the misapplication of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), as well as other financial statement misstatements. Cindy has also led and participated in various engagements involving intellectual property damages, financial due diligence and regulatory compliance.
Cindy’s expertise extends across numerous industries, including consumer products, financial services (broker dealers and banks), real estate, accounting, aviation, automotive, pharmaceutical, technology, telecommunication, leasing, energy, entertainment, retail, food and agricultural products, non-profit, construction and manufacturing.
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Cindy served as a Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Dispute and Investigation practice in San Francisco. Previously, she was with the Forensic Accounting Group of Morrison & Foerster, where she provided litigation consulting and forensic investigative services to attorneys. Before that she worked as a senior forensic accountant for a national accounting firm. Cindy began her career as a financial analyst and an internal auditor with DHL.
Cindy is a Certified Public Accountant in California. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
She is fluent in written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).