Joseph Heim Appointed to Board of Directors of Turnaround Management Association – Upstate New York

May 6, 2017 – Mr. Heim continues his leadership role in an international organization dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management.

News Release

May 6, 2017

Donna Blaufuss
Marketing Manager

Joseph Heim Appointed to Board of Directors of Turnaround Management Association – Upstate New York

Continues Leadership Role in Organization Dedicated to Corporate Renewal and Turnaround Management

BUFFALO, NY— Dopkins & Company, LLP, a full-service Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm, announces that Partner Joseph Heim has been appointed to the board of directors of the Upstate New York Chapter of Turnaround Management Association.  Mr. Heim will also serve as Board Treasurer.  The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is an international community of professionals who work with companies to improve performance, manage disruption, restructure, work through insolvency, preserve equity, and drive significantly improved results. For more information, visit

A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner, Mr. Heim has been an active leader with the TMA since 2001, having served at the Global level as a member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Board member and the Chairman of the Chapter Presidents’ Council.  At the chapter level, he has previously 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.

Reflecting on the TMA, Mr. Heim stated, “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 remains committed to advancing the Asset Based Lending (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 industry publications including the Secured Lender and the ABFJournal.

Recognizing the need for commercial lenders to protect their loan portfolios, 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.

About Dopkins ABL Consulting Services

Dopkins ABL Consulting Services helps commercial finance companies, banks, factors and other financial institutions improve the profitability of their loan portfolio through effective risk evaluation, collateral monitoring, and reliable and accurate field examinations.  Strategically located throughout North America with full-time, experienced field examiners, the firm specializes in performing pre-loan surveys, recurring collateral field examinations and other due-diligence procedures to the ABL industry. Dopkins ABL Consulting is headquartered in Buffalo, New York, with additional offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North & South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

About Dopkins & Company, LLP

Dopkins & Company, LLP, a locally owned certified public accounting and consulting firm, offers comprehensive accounting, auditing and tax services, forensic accounting, as well as IT, wealth management consulting, internal audit support, and collateral examinations to privately held and public companies, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals.



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