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Shawna B. Amarnani | CPA, CIRA, CFE
Forensic Accounting Director

Direct: 561-325-6953
Fax: 1-888-632-2672
E-mail: samarnani@yipcpa.com


Shawna B. Amarnani | Profile

Shawna Amarnani, CPA, CIRA, CFE is a Forensic Accounting Director at Yip Associates with more than 11 years of experience specializing in bankruptcy and restructuring consulting, receiverships, forensic accounting investigations and litigation support services. Ms. Amarnani is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida (CPA), Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has provided services to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), United States Attorneys’ Offices, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), bankruptcy trustees and other fiduciaries.

Prior to joining Yip Associates, Ms. Amarnani was a Principal at KapilaMukamal, LLP, a boutique forensic accounting firm, where she specialized in bankruptcy matters, fraud investigations, receiverships and litigation support services. Ms. Amarnani also worked as an auditor at KPMG.

Ms. Amarnani’s representative engagements include:

  • Providing forensic accounting services to fiduciaries including trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, Receivers in SEC and FTC matters, Assignees in Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, and Chief Restructuring Officers from inception to case closing.
  • Investigating preference payments and fraudulent transfers, tracing of funds, evaluating insolvency and analyzing financial statements.
  • Providing wind-down consulting and liquidating services to fiduciaries including oversight of operations, budget preparation, and cash-flow projections.
  • Preparing claims analysis and distribution calculations for the equitable distribution to creditors and investors.
  • Providing litigation support in matters including Ponzi schemes and fraudulent business conduct, calculating damages and identifying assets as target sources of recovery.

Areas of Expertise


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of The Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers


  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor
  • Certified Fraud Examiner


Awards and Recognition

  • American Bankruptcy Institute “40 Under 40” honoree (2018)
  • Excellence Award from International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Florida chapter (2018)



  • Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Major in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science, Major in Finance