Mark your calendars and plan to join us on March 14th, 2014 for the Baltimore Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors Annual Fraud Day. We have an exciting list of presenters already lined up and are looking to add at least one more. Stay tuned, more details to follow.
Overall Course Title: Annual Fraud Day - Various Topics
Presentation 1: Internal Audit's Role in Preventing, Detecting and Investigating Fraud: Reflections from 25 Years of Investigating Fraud
Instructor(s): Douglas Small, CPA, CFE
Speaker Bio: Douglas Small has over 25 years of experience in connection with fraud investigations, forensic accounting, and anti-corruption issues. He spent 14 years as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he conducted numerous complex white collar criminal investigations including corporate, healthcare and financial institution fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, mail fraud, and public corruption. Many of these investigative matters required extensive forensic accounting expertise and related analyses of financial records to include data analytics of accounting data, asset-tracing, and funds-flow analysis. He is currently a Principal with Berkeley Research Group in Washington, DC, a leading global expert services and consulting firm that provides independent expert testimony, litigation and regulatory support, authoritative studies, strategic advice, and document and data analytics to major law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, and regulatory bodies around the world.
Presentation 2: The Mind Behind the Fraudsters Crime: The Behavioral and Environmental Elements of Fraud
Instructor(s): Jonathan M. Marks, CPA, CFE
Synopsis: In this session, participants will:
- Take a closer look at the personality traits of individual perpetrators of massive fraud.
- Discuss the basics of profiling or identifying elements of behavior common among white-collar criminals.
- Discover what role company culture plays in the commission of fraud.
- Hear cutting-edge ideas and methods to help detect and deter fraud.
Speaker Bio: Jonathan Marks is a partner in the Risk business unit and is the national leader of the fraud, ethics, and anti-corruption practice at Crowe Horwath LLP. In his role, Marks advises domestic and international engagement teams and clients on anti-fraud, fraud, corporate governance, business practices, ethics, risk management, compliance, internal audit, and internal control matters. He also works closely with and provides training to boards and senior management. Prior to joining Crowe, Marks was co-owner of a national consulting practice where he directed the firm’s fraud, SEC, technical accounting, governance, internal audit, risk management, quality assurance review and education/training practices.
Presentation 3: Fraud in Non-Profits
Instructor(s): Dr. Douglas E. Ziegenfuss, Ph.d., CPA, CIA
Synopsis: In this session, participants will learn:
- The incentives for fraud in non-profit organizations
- Common fraud areas in non-profit organizations
- Specific examples of fraud in non-profits
- Tips for preventing and detecting fraud
Speaker Bio: Dr. Ziegenfuss is a professor and Chair of the Accounting Department of the College of Business and Public Administration for Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He has authored or co-authored three books and twenty-five articles on audit related subjects. He is a past president of the Tidewater Chapter of the IIA and currently serves on their Board. He is also a boardmember of the IIA Research Foundation. In 2013, he was name the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner's Educator of the Year. Professor Ziegenfuss received his Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989, a MS in Accounting from American University in 1980, and a BA in Philosophy and History from Mount Saint Mary's College (Maryland) in 1976. He is a CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE, CGFM, CCSA, AND CISA. He previously spent eight years in the public accounting and utilities industries.
Presentation 4: Anti-Corruption and Internal Audit/Recent Fraud Trends
Instructor(s): Sulaksh Shah
Speaker Bio: Sulaksh is a Director in PwC's Forensic Services practice based in Washington, D.C. Sulaksh's practice focuses on financial statement frauds, asset misappropriation and anti-corruption/FCPA matters. He rountinely works on matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. He is a frequently sought after speaker on fraud/corruption and has authored several white papers on these topics. Sulaksh is a CPA, CFE and CFF.
Presentation 5: Current Issues in Mail Fraud
Instructor(s): Charles Wickersham
Speaker Bio: Charles Wickersham is a United States Postal Inspector with the US Postal Inspection Service. The US Postal Inspection Service is our country's oldest investigative federal law enforcement agencies, founded in 1737. They investigate crimes against the postal service and its customers including embezzlement, counterfeit financial instruments and fraudulent postal schemes, identity theft, theft of mail and violent crimes against postal service employees.
Audience: Anyone interested in fraud
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 5:00 (Registration starts at 8:00)
Notes: Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee Breaks included
CPE: 8 Hours
Questions or for more information: Contact Jim Jarrell, VP of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-997-6393