Kelly Wessel

Kelly Wessel

Kelly Wessel, CFE, founder and CEO of Wessel Forensic Accounting, is a graduate of Furman University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration. She was the Director of Internal Auditing for a large healthcare system when she became a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has since become a Certified Identity Theft Risk Manager (CITRM), and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor (2010).

Kelly is a also a family law mediator qualified by the South Carolina Bar Association and a volunteer mediator and Board member at the Upstate Mediation Center in Greenville, SC.  She is a member of the The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Industry experience

  • Healthcare

  • Hospital (finance and operations)

  • Private physician practice

  • Emergency medical transport

  • Manufacturing

  • Construction (including building supplies)

  • Water treatment

  • Automobile sales

  • Auto rental

  • Merchant services

  • For-profit post-secondary schools

  • Non-profit Community recreation district

  • Religious organizations

  • Other community-based not-for-profit

  • Homeowners Associations

Background and expertise

  • Medicare/Medicaid compliance, including settlement negotiations with Medicare

  • Medicare fraud

  • Physician fraud

  • Employee breach of trust

  • Theft by volunteers

  • HOA fraud and internal audits

  • Hospital compliance program implementation

  • Physician compliance program design and implementation

  • Assisted Greenville County School Board with planning and implementing internal audit function

  • Divorce and child support financial investigation and court testimony.