University of Tennessee

Veit Buetterlin

Department: Accounting & Information Management

Veit Buetterlin is an adjunct professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Management, teaching coursework related to forensic accounting in the Master of Accountancy program.

Veit is a managing director in AlixPartners’ risk practice. He is internationally recognized as a “financial crime expert” (CNN) and for his roles on high-profile compliance and risk management transformation projects. Who is Who Legal (WWL) recognized him as a “Global Leader” and “one of the world’s leading practitioners” in the area of forensic accounting.

He has held key roles in investigating and remediating some of Europe’s biggest compliance matters. This includes major money laundering, terrorism financing, sanctions compliance, securities compliance, tax, corruption, asset tracing, financial statement and environmental law matters. Crucial also were his roles in investigating and remediation IBOR, Dieselgate, certain high-profile top management misconduct and major bankruptcy cases. He has supported clients on-site in more than 20 countries and led assessments in the context of examinations commissioned by the European Central Bank (ECB), the German Federal Bank, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and other European regulators. He had numerous key roles related to U.S. monitorships commissioned by the Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and U.S. bank regulators. Following that, Global Investigations Review (GIR) highlighted the advice Veit gave to “multinational companies over compliance monitorships following U.S. enforcement actions.” Veit’s in-house experience includes acting as a money laundering reporting officer, a divisional head of investigations and internal audit manager, as well as holding CFO responsibility, in various multinational companies.

Veit gained his doctoral degree with a thesis on an environmental economics topic from the University of Tübingen. He researched at Harvard University and gained another graduate degree from the University of Heidelberg. He is invited as a speaker and lecturer at international conferences and renowned universities, including St. Gallen University, Zurich University and Frankfurt University. He is a member of the selection committee of the German National Academic Foundation. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS), a Certified Professional Forensic Accountant (CPFAcct) and a Certified Professional Internal Auditor (CPIA).