Jeff T. Harfenist

BDO Consulting Managing Director


BDO Houston - Clay Street Office



Executive Summary

Jeff Harfenist is the co-leader of BDO’s Anti-Corruption practice and is the Practice Leader for Global Forensics in the Southwest. With more than 30 years of forensic accounting experience, Jeff has managed teams of professionals on some of the most high-profile investigations in U.S. history, including Tyco, Enron and AIG.  He conducts fraud-related investigations involving numerous issues, including alleged violations of national anti-corruption laws (including the FCPA and UK Bribery Act), embezzlements, kickbacks, Ponzi schemes, diversion of assets, and financial reporting fraud. He also specializes in providing pro-active anti-fraud advisory, as well as testing  and remediation of related policies and controls meant to mitigate corporate risks.

Advising multinational organizations and their counsel, he has extensive experience leading domestic and international engagements for public and private organizations across numerous industries.  He is also experienced in assisting counsel with investigations in response to inquiries by the Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
CPA licensed in the State of Texas


M.B.A., Accounting, Rice University (Jones Scholar Award)
B.B.A., Accounting, University of Texas at Austin