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Cheryl Hyder, CFF, MT, CFE, CPA

Hyder Consulting

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Hyder Consulting
10195 Main St Ste M
Fairfax, VA
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Hyder Consulting


Cheryl Hyder is the principal at Hyder Consulting Group, a consultancy focused on providing business valuation, forensic accounting and related services in litigious and non-litigious settings. She has been conducting financial investigations and performing related assignments for most of her professional career, which spans over twenty-five years. She is a Certified Public Accountant, has earned advanced accreditation in business valuation (CVA, ABV) and fraud examination (CFE) and is certified in financial forensics (CFF). She also holds or has held leadership positions in several professional organizations.

She has testified as an expert in the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia, providing professional services in matters involving forensic accounting, business valuation, accounting standard of care and income taxation matters as well as estimates of economic damages. She has developed and assisted in the implementation of fraud prevention programs for a major Federal agency as well as for publicly- and privately-owned companies. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to forensic accounting, fraud examination, business valuation and professional ethics for CPAs and CFEs.

Ms. Hyder was voted one of the top business valuation and forensic professionals in Virginia by her peers in 2013.  She received the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' (ACFE) Hubbard award, also voted by her peers in 2011, as well as a special commendation from the ACFE for her overall efforts in fraud prevention and detection.

Ms. Hyder has held volunteer leadership roles in national, regional, and local professional organizations throughout much of her career. She currently (May 2018) is president of the Northern Chapter of VSCPA, has served on its board since 2015 and has chaired its Valuation and Forensics Committee since 2006. Ms. Hyder is a member of the Virginia Society of CPA’s teaching faculty and its Professional Ethics Committee. Past positions include serving as chair of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®) Litigation Forensics Board during the 2013/2014 term and as a member of the board for three years prior, past president of the Metro-DC Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and board member since 2004. She has also served as an adjunct accounting faculty member for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

Specialties: Forensic Accounting, Fraud Prevention & Detection, Business Valuation, Litigation Support


Villanova University
Master of Tax
1995 To 1998

Widener University
1983 To 1987

Professional Associations

NACVA: Litigation Forensics Board Chair
2013 - 2014

VA Society of CPAs
2011 - Present

NACVA: Litigation Forensics Board
2010 - 2013

NoVA Chapter, VSCPA: BV/LS Committee Chair
2006 - Present

ACFE, Metro-DC Chapter / Board
2004 - 2013

Honors and Awards

Commendation for anti-fraud work
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Hubbard Award; most influential article as voted by 50,000+ members
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Super CPA (Business Valuation, Forensics, Litigation)

Virginia Smart CPA (contributions, forensic accounting)
CEO Magazine

Credentials / Certifications

  • ABV
  • CFE
  • CFF
  • CPA
  • CVA
  • MT (master of tax law)

Job History

Hyder Consulting
March 2009 - present

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners DC Chapter
President (through June 2012), Program Chair (through December 2012)
July 2010 - December 2012

Duff & Phelps
Vice President
February 2004 - February 2009

CBIZ Accounting Tax & Advisory Services
Manager, Litigation Support
July 2000 - September 2003

Lead financial analyst
January 1999 - January 2000

Regional CPA firms and companies
Greater Philadelphia Area
September 1987 - December 1998