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Joseph Heim Appointed to Board of TMA, Upstate New York

May 04, 2017, 07:00 AM

Joseph Heim, partner at Dopkins & Company, LLP has been appointed to the board of directors of the Upstate New York Chapter of Turnaround Management Association (TMA).  Heim is a past president of the chapter and will now serve as its treasurer.  He is a CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

The TMA is a community of professionals who work with companies to improve performance, manage disruption, restructure, work through insolvency, preserve equity, and drive significantly improved results.  Heim has been an active leader with the TMA since 2001, having served at the Global level as a Board of Trustee member, Executive Board member and the Chairman of the Chapter Presidents’ Council.  At the chapter level, he has served as Chapter President, President-Elect, Director, Vice-President - Program Chair, and Vice President - Membership Chair.  He has also participated on the organizing committees of both the TMA’s Great Lakes and Northeast Regional conferences.

Heim said, “We share a common interest – one of strengthening our economy through the restoration of corporate value.   The TMA attracts professional expertise from many occupations – accountants, attorneys, bankers, consultants, investors, lenders, as well as academicians and judges who are universally recognized for their expertise, knowledge and experience.   Being part of an all-inclusive, chapter-driven organization, I am committed to assisting our members in acquiring new opportunities that lead to new business and gaining the knowledge and expertise they need to succeed”.

Heim, a resident of Buffalo, NY graduated Cum Laude from Canisius College with a B.S. in Accounting in 1990, joined Dopkins & Company and was admitted to partnership in 2006.  Mr. Heim also a member of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA) Education Foundation, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.   

Heim is well recognized within the ABL profession, most recently co-leading the revision of the course curriculum of the CFA’s Field Examiner School.  He frequently conducts seminars and participates on industry panels on asset-based lending, field examinations, due diligence, fraud and white-collar crime. He has written the firm’s asset-based lending field examination policies and procedures and is a contributor to the Secured Lender and the ABFJournal. 

Recognizing the important need to assist commercial lenders protect their loan portfolio, Heim created Dopkins ABL Consulting Services where he is responsible for coordinating and supervising all aspects of their field examination services throughout North America as well as administering and developing their team of ABL due diligence professionals.

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