Dana Basney, M.S.

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Dana Basney, M.S.

Dana Basney, M.S.
Lecturer in Accountancy

Email | dbasney@sandiego.edu
Office | Olin Hall 234

    Lecturer in Accountancy

    • M.S. Business Administration and Accounting, San Diego State University
    • B.A. Bates College, Liberal Arts

    Professor Dana Basney is a retired Managing Director of CBIZ MHM, LLC and a former Shareholder of Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. He has practiced public accounting for approximately 40 years. He was in charge of CBIZ MHM San Diego Office’s litigation support, due diligence, and valuation departments prior to retiring in 2013.

    Professor Basney has served as the Professional Conduct Chairman for the San Diego CPA Society for many years and serves on the State CPA Society’s Ethics Committee. He has previously chaired the San Diego Chapter of the CPA Society’s Ethics Committee and Litigation Support Interest Group of the San Diego CPA Society.

    Professor Basney has extensive litigation experience and has served as an expert witness in financial and valuation matters on numerous occasions as well as a court appointed mediator and special master.

    Selected Current Research


    Basney, D. (2003). Intangible Assets: Difficult to Value, Fleeting in Nature, but Critical in Business Today. San Diego Daily Transcript

    Basney, D. (2002). The Case of the Vacant Office: Lessons in Due Diligence. San Diego Daily Transcript

    Basney, D. (2002). The Ten Commandments for Using Accountants as Expert Witnesses. San Diego Daily Transcript


    Basney, D. (2005). Fraud in Small Businesses. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners web site

    Basney, D. (2005). Preventing Fraud -- Tips for Small Business Owners. Mayer Hoffman and McCann P.C.

    Journal Article, Professional Journal

    Basney, D. (2005). The Ten Commandments for Expert Witnesses. Journal of Forensic Accounting, book supplement

    Basney, D. (2002). Accounting Misdeeds Prompt Improved Curriculum. San Diego Business Journal

    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

    Basney, D. (2004). Selected Case Studies in Financial Statement Fraud. Practicing Law Institute