Jacob Hough, CFE

Jacob "Jake" Hough, CFE, joined J.S. Held in January of 2024 as part of J.S. Held's acquisition of Forensic Resolutions, Inc.

At Forensic Resolutions, Jake actively investigated and analyzed claims related to employee fraud, business interruption, commercial damages, property claims, lost profits/economic damages, and personal injury / wrongful death.

Jake graduated from Widener University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Accounting. His coursework included auditing, federal income taxes, corporate taxation, statistics, quantitative analysis, and fraud examinations. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Jake began his accounting career as an accounting intern for Enterprise Leasing Company of Philadelphia. Jake’s work included reconciling day-to-day operations, overviewing regional branches, and handling accounts payable and receivable. Jake also has experience in commercial banking, where he handled client’s everyday financial needs and investigated fraudulent transactions.

Key Expertise

  • Fraud Investigations
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Damages
  • Commercial Damages & Lost Profits
  • Inventory, Extra Expense Claims
  • Due Diligence Investigations

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member