Jeff McGuire founded Federal Forensics in 2022 after decades of working as a Special Agent with the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division. His experience in financial investigations translates to a wide range of forensic accounting services for private, public, and government sector clients.

  • Accounting and Auditing Standards Litigation
  • Criminal Tax Litigation
  • Civil Tax Controversy and Litigation
  • Asset Tracing
  • Family Law Disputes
  • Money Laundering
  • Financial Institution Investigations
  • Health Care Investigations
  • Cyber/Cryptocurrency Investigations
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Identity Theft
  • Foreign and Domestic Terrorism Investigations
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice
  • Labor, Employment, and Wage Disputes
  • Service of Legal Process/Papers

From investigating financials and analyzing timelines to uncovering and reporting findings, our goal is to provide our clients with proof and results.

Forensic accounting is all about numbers, but its success ultimately relies on working with people. That’s where Jeff’s experience can be the difference between a successful case and stalled investigation. He is equally at ease interviewing corporate executives in a boardroom, as he is communicating with fraud suspects in an undercover operation.

Jeff’s involvement in a number of task forces during his federal career also provides Federal Forensics clients with the benefit of a wide-angle view.

  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF)
  • Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)
  • Bankruptcy Fraud Task Force
  • Suspicious Activity Report Review Team

From investigating financials and analyzing timelines to uncovering and reporting findings, our goal is to provide our clients with proof and results.


Financial Records Investigations

Reviewing corporate, retail, and personal finances to trace the movement of money, including asset tracing and money laundering.


Investigating evidence of fraud, embezzlement, and tax evasion, including interviewing subjects and witnesses, and providing expert testimony.

Proactive Risk Management

Providing financial assessments for clients to reveal potential threats to operations, from internal or external sources.


Records Analysis

Conducted complex financial investigations which entailed collecting and analyzing comprehensive records including tax returns, banking information, real estate records, corporate work papers and computer files, as well as personal financial records.

Judicial Expertise

Participated in court-related activities, including testifying as a government witness during Grand Jury proceedings, criminal trials, and other court proceedings.

Surveillance Operations

Conducted surveillance, armed escorts, and dignitary protection details, participated in undercover operations, and obtained and executed search and arrest warrants.


Forensic accounting is an area of accounting that focuses on analyzing and detecting financial fraud and irregularities. It combines the investigative techniques of law enforcement with the analytical skills of a professional accountant to investigate potential financial crimes.

An expert in forensic accounting examines documents, analyzes financial records, looks for patterns, researches legal documents, and uses other investigative methods to uncover evidence of misconduct. They also often collaborate with law enforcement officials in the process of uncovering fraud and other financial crimes.

A solid understanding of a wide range of topics and techniques, including legal matters, auditing procedures, accounting principles, computer forensics, investigative methods is a must in this field. By utilizing their knowledge and skillset, forensic accountants can help to detect and prevent fraud, helping to protect organizations and individuals from financial loss.


  • Attorneys
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Regulatory Divisions
  • Law Enforcement
  • State and Local Government Offices
  • Public Corporations
  • Private Businesses
  • Individuals


Jeff’s expertise in forensic accounting has made him a sought-after speaker on the topic for a variety of organizations.

If you’re in need of an expert to speak at a conference, college, or other event, contact us.

Past speaking engagements include:

  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Iowa Bankers Association
  • University of Northern Iowa School of Business
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • University of Northern Iowa School of Business
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • Coe College Accounting Department
  • Drake University Accounting Department
  • Local civic organizations

Interested in learning more about our services?

Let us put our experience to work for you. Tell us about your forensic accounting needs, and we’ll be in touch.



Hiawatha, Iowa, US