Ric Jazaie, MAc

Title(s):
Assistant Professor

Program Chair

School(s):
Accounting
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online
GGU Faculty Bios

Professor Ric Jazaie has over 17 years of progressive auditing and investigating leadership experience. He is an experienced internal auditor and a fraud investigator with extensive experience in computer forensics and in law enforcement.

His areas of expertise include fiscal audits, internal performance and operational audits, forensic accounting and litigation support, as well as, information technology audits and investigations of federal, state, local government organizations, as well as, medium sized privately held companies.

He has served as an internal audit director, a special agent and a seasoned auditor. He has first-hand experience as a lead auditor and assists his clients reach their goals. He has demonstrated experience in the areas of internal audit, internal controls assessment, SOX evaluation and testing, Service Organization Controls (SOC), with a proven experience in change management, developing and executing corrective action plans, and reducing cost in construction management.

Professor Jazaie also focuses on construction claims. Forensic accountants are often engaged to compute, or refute, damages in construction claims. He provides practical guidelines for the calculation and preparation of construction claim damages. He uses the general method to calculate damages, such as actual cost, estimated cost, total cost or modified total cost. The varying types of damages, such as labor productivity losses, materials costs, home office and jobsite overhead, interest and liquidated damages are analyzed.

He holds a Master of Accountancy in Forensic Accounting from Golden Gate University. He is a member of the American Institute Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the ISACA. He has presented on various topics such as fraud risk assessments, Service Organization Controls, and latest security threats against IT infrastructure.


COURSES TAUGHT

ACCTG 310
Auditing
ACCTG 351C
Communication and Analysis of Financial Information for Accountants

EDUCATION

  • MAc with Forensic Accounting Concentration, Golden Gate University
  • CPA/CFF/CITP/CGMA, CIA, CFE, CISA, PI

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Institute Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA)