A major issue many businesses are exposed to is fraud in the workplace. When it occurs in a small business, it can have a huge impact on the bottom line. Price Kong Managing Partner Ross Dietrich discusses why and how fraud happens, how business owners can minimize their risk, and what to do when fraud is discovered.
G. Ross Dietrich
Ross Dietrich has over 20 years of accounting experience. He became a certified public accountant (CPA) in 2001, and is licensed in Arizona, Florida, and New York. In addition to serving as the firm’s managing partner, he is the audit partner and leads the firm’s construction and cannabis practices. Ross focuses on providing attest services, which encompass audits and reviews of financial statements, as well as compilations. He has performed hundreds of financial statement and employee benefit plan audits during his career. Ross is also experienced in the areas of tax and accounting, and has participated as an expert witness for several lawsuits to provide testimony on accounting matters. His clients represent a wide range of industries, including construction, cannabis, financial, legal, governmental, closely-held businesses, and non-profit.
Ross is actively involved with organizations that support the construction industry, including the Construction Finance Management Association (CFMA), the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), the Mechanical Trade Contractors of Arizona (MTCAZ), Associated Minority Contractors of Arizona (AMCA), Arizona Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA), and Association of Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI). He also has strong relationships with many individuals and organizations that support contractors, such as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) DBE/SBE program. Ross holds two construction specific accounting professional designations, Construction Industry Technician (CIT) and Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP).
Ross is a member of the Arizona Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He formerly served as Treasurer for the Maricopa Rotary Club and Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, and the two-time past president of the BNI North Phoenix Business Leaders. Other interests include golf, bowling, church activities, and spending time with his wife and five children.
Ross earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Price Kong, he worked in public accounting with another Arizona firm for seven years.