Daily News: December 21, 2012

AIRA Announces Certification of Beirne as a CIRA

The Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) announced the certification of Andrea Beirne as a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). Beirne is a partner with KPMG in Chicago.

To receive this coveted certification, Beirne successfully completed an in-depth financial insolvency and restructuring examination, which covered all aspects of bankruptcy and reorganization including managing financial turnaround and bankruptcy cases, reorganization plan development, insolvency accounting, financial reporting and related tax issues.

In addition to passing the comprehensive three-part examination, all CIRA recipients must have a minimum of five years of accounting or financial experience and have completed, within the last eight years, 4,000 hours of specialized insolvency and reorganization experience.

The CIRA program recognizes by public awareness and by certification, those individuals who possess a high degree of specialized, professional, financial and operational expertise in the area of business bankruptcy and insolvency. Such experience includes accounting, operational, taxation, law, finance and management strategies related to business bankruptcy and insolvency.

The Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors is a nationwide not-for-profit organization serving the needs of accounting and financial practitioners in the business turnaround, bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring areas.