2019 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference (13020)

Thursday, September 26, 2019 / Atlanta, GA

You provide your expertise to a variety of clients and organizations from government agencies to law firms to large corporations. The 2019 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference provides an opportunity for you to learn best practices from local and national experts on a variety of topics from forensic technologies, ethics, interviewing skills, fraud compliance, and cyber-attacks.

Live Stream Attendance Option: LS13020
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Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #13020

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $340.00

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Discuss current fraud trends from tax reporting to cyber crimes to ethics. Learn best practices and techniques from real-world case studies.

This conference is a paperless conference and all materials will be available electronically as PDFs. Materials will be available to download in advance and participants will receive an email when they are available. For more information on eMaterials visit ematerials.gscpa.org.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

7:15 am-8:00 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-8:05 am
Welcome and Announcements

8:05 am-9:20 am
A - Trust is NOT a Control (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Nnennaya C. Anyaebosi, CPA, CFE, CIA,
Special Projects Auditor / MARTA , Atlanta, GA

Our operational controls may be sound but are they 100 percent fraud proof? Do not be deceived; individuals design automated and manual controls, and individuals commit fraud. Look at what happens when individuals charged with oversight choose to manipulate and abuse the trust placed on them.


B - Applying Emerging Forensic Technologies While Leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation and Blockchain (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Christopher P. Grippa, CPA
Partner / Ernst & Young LLP , Atlanta, GA

Taimur Ghaznavi, CFE, CIPP, J.D.
Ernst & Young LLP , Atlanta, GA

Review results from EY’s Forensic Data Analytics Global Survey, discuss how to apply technology, and look at practical examples of how these technologies work. Examine the role of accountants and senior executives in the process and samples of reports and visualization techniques that help accountants bring new insights to assist senior executives quickly digest observations. 


C - Ethical Issues are Everywhere: Accounting Firm Cases Credits: 1.0 AA

Jennifer Elder, CPA,CMA,CIA,CFF,CGMA
Business Learning Institute , Towson, MD

Do you have to sign an independence statement annually? Do you know that such a policy creates more issues than it solves? Ethics in a firm is more than just issues of independence. Ethical dilemmas can appear with client acceptance, client continuation, completing workpapers, time budgets, emails, and even giving tax advice. In 2018, a CPA was convicted of aiding and abetting tax evasion for providing advice on delaying recognition of revenue. Cover the latest issues catching firms in unethical behavior so that you can stay on the right side of ethical decisions.


D - Interviewing Skills Techniques (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Charles L. McGimsey, CPA
Windham Brannon, PC , Atlanta, GA

Financial forensic professionals excel in the analysis of documents and financial data. However, most lack capabilities and training in conducting interviews in a forensic investigation. Topics of discussion include garnering valuable information through interviews; narrowing the scope of the investigation with information gathered in interviews, increasing the probability of success in the engagement, and more. Hypothetical cases and related interviewing tactics will be covered.


E - Fraud Compliance (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Elizabeth J. Simon, CPA, CFE
Ethics & Compliance / Cox Enterprises, Inc. , Atlanta, GA

Asset misappropriation is by far the most common form of occupational fraud, occurring in more than 89 percent of cases surveyed in the 2018 ACFE Report to the Nation. Expense reports are perhaps the easiest way for employees to access company funds. Most asset misappropriation cases result in small-dollar losses. But expense report fraud can even expand into the millions. Review a case study of how one person was able to defraud a company of over three million dollars, explore how the fraud was discovered, the ways the fraud was carried out, the controls put in place afterward to prevent future frauds, and the outcome of the case.


F - CyberZoology: Protecting Your Organization from New Breeds of Attacks (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Patrick Kelley
Critical Path Security , Canton, GA

Receive insight into the most recent and pertinent attacks against CPA and financial practices around the world. Additionally, each attendee will be provided with free solutions to help protect against many of the outlined attacks. Let us show you how to reduce the chances of being the next headline.


Conference Site

GSCPA Learning Center
6 Concourse Pkwy Ste 800
Atlanta, GA 30328



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Standard Registration

$340 GSCPA Members, $440 Non-Members


Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members (after 9/23/2019)