Joshua Wiesenfeld

Joshua Wiesenfeld
Title: Financial Investigator
Education: Yeshiva University, John Jay College
Location: New Jersey
Expertise: Taxes, Investing, Fraud Prevention & Detection, Forensic Accounting
  • Financial investigator with almost a decade of experience
  • Certified public accountant (CPA) and certified fraud examiner (CFE)
  • Writes about taxes and investing


Joshua Wiesenfeld is a financial investigator with almost a decade of experience. He is also a certified public accountant (CPA) and certified fraud examiner (CFE). Joshua writes about taxes and investing for The Balance, but has also been published in the Journal of Accountancy and Fraud Magazine.

Joshua currently works for Labaton Sucharow, a firm that focuses on championing investor and consumer rights and recovering billions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors. In the past, he has worked for Wiss and Company, the Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General, the City of Chicago Inspector General, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Office of the Inspector General. He has over five years of experience as a forensic accountant.

Joshua is also a published author. His book "The Man Across the River" was published in January 2021.


Joshua has a bachelor's in political science with a minor in economics from Yeshiva University. He also has a master's of public administration in forensic accounting from John Jay College.

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