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Christopher M. Cropley, CPA is a Director at Yip Associates and has over twelve (12) years of professional experience in the areas of accounting and auditing.  His experience includes working with public and private companies within various industries, including construction, manufacturing and distribution, technology and life science, and renewable energy, among several others.

Mr. Cropley has several years of experience developing audit risk assessments and implementing work plans designed to identify, mitigate and monitor potential risks.  His public and private audit experience includes evaluating internal control design and operating effectiveness.  Mr. Cropley also specializes in researching and making recommendations on technical accounting issues, formulating budgets, executing audit and staffing plans based on client/industry knowledge, and executing timely deliverables.

Mr. Cropley graduated from Rider University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  Prior to joining Yip Associates, Mr. Cropley was an Audit Manager for the nationally recognized top-ten accounting firm, CohnReznick.  Within the Construction Industry Practice at CohnReznick, he was a member of the Firm’s Fiscal and Integrity Monitoring Group, which focused on reconstructing and monitoring all financial activities associated with major capital construction projects and within Federal and State funded programs.  On these assignments, he took a lead role in assessing and testing all key financial controls, including the requisitioning, payroll, vendor invoicing, payment and change order processes as well as analyzing compliance with established policies, procedures and contractual agreements.  Mr. Cropley has worked on major integrity monitoring engagements for the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs/Sandy Recovery Division (DCA/SRD) and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  He also worked with the New York City Department of Investigation during the demolition and cleanup efforts at Ground Zero, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey during the construction of the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and various compliance-based consulting engagements with the New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery.

Practice Areas:
Integrity & Compliance Monitoring
Prevailing Wage/Davis-Bacon Act Compliance
M/W/DBE Compliance
Financial Fraud Investigations
Fraud Risk Mitigation & Internal Controls
Construction Auditing

Professional Affiliations:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants

Certified Public Accountant, State of New Jersey.

Rider University
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Contact Information:
Office:  732-784-4400
Direct:  732-784-4403
Fax:  1-888-632-2672