Susan Koss has been in accounting long enough to have participated in the transition from paper forms to automated systems. Now, as partner and managing director of the O’Keefe consulting firm in Bloomfield Hills, she advises clients on how to adopt the latest fintech into their operations.
O’Keefe provides a range of advisory, consulting, or interim leadership roles to organizations in a diverse mix of industries. Due to the firm’s wide spectrum of clients and businesses, Koss is never bored.
“Because I work in consulting, I work on an engagement-by-engagement basis,” Koss explains. “It varies day to day. It’s always different, with different clients. I do a lot of litigation support work as an economic or damages expert on cases. I work on all kinds of stuff. It could be a divorce case, a shareholder dispute, (or) two companies suing each other.”
She also performs business valuations utilized in estate tax resolutions and merger and acquisition transactions, and participates in breach of contract, lost profits, and fraudulent conveyance matters.
Additionally, she prepares complex financial analyses utilized in business turnarounds and bank workout assignments for clients. Her restructuring expertise includes a variety of industries including distribution, real estate, and manufacturing, and she’s involved in the quantification of economic damages for large product recalls and warranty matters.
Koss, who spends time on administrative duties as well as…