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2019 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

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Date: Wednesday and Thursday, July 17-18, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Location: Crowne Plaza

Address: 4728 Constitution Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Who Should Attend: CPAs, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Internal Auditors, forensic accountants, governmental accountants, other accounting and auditing professionals, educators, financial executives, and lawyers.

Cost: $330 for both days; $165 for one day; lunch included. 
The conference qualifies for 16 CPE hours (8 hours per day) and 13.3 CLE credits for both days.

Additional Information

Registration: Registration is closed at this time. Please call 225-578-6202 for questions.

Registration Deadline: July 12, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. After July 12, contact the Department of Accounting

Payment:  We will no longer be able to accept credit card payments. You may pay with cash or check at the door. We are very sorry for this inconvenience.

If you are paying with a check, checks should be made payable to LSU Department of Accounting and mailed to LSU Department of Accounting, 2800 Business Education Complex, 501 Quad Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Refunds & Cancellations: Cancellations must be requested in writing by July 12, 2019, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests should be emailed to Maggie Olivier. After July 12, 2019, no refunds will be issued.

Hotel: A special rate of $97/night (+ 16% tax) has been set up at the Crowne Plaza for conference attendees. To receive the special rate, reservations need to be made by Monday, June 17, 2019. Rates valid July 16-20, 2019. 

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 1-800-678-4065 or 225-925-2244 and use the group code “FAF” or let them know you are with the LSU Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference. You can also make a reservation online.

Questions? Contact the LSU Department of Accounting at 225-578-6202 or accounting@lsu.edu

Agenda

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Session Speaker
Introduction
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Thomas Phillips Jr.
Chair, Department of Accounting

Observations for Auditors from Recent Litigation
8:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Dan M. Guy
Main Session
Interviewing 101
9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Jerry DeFatta
Main Session
Procurement Fraud, Bribery, and Corruption
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Seth T. Fisher
Breakout Session: Option 1
How to Effectively Use Benford’s Law
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Mark Shirley
Breakout Session: Option 2
Lunch
12:35 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.



Advanced Interviewing
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Jerry DeFatta
Breakout Session: Option 1
Blockchain and Fraud
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Lewis B. Kilbourne
Breakout Session: Option 2
Drones, IoT, AI: The New Audit & Forensic Accounting Tools
2:55 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Deniz Appelbaum
Main Session

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Session Speaker
Introduction
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
Thomas Phillips Jr.
Chair, Department of Accounting

Milestones & Cut-Offs: Use of Commonly Available Analytics to Identify Red Flags
8:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Thomas G. Calderon
Main Session

Cybercrime: Current Issues and Emerging Technologies
9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Joseph Wall
Main Session

Direct and Indirect Methods of Proving Fraud in Civil/Criminal Situations
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Oscar Harvin
Breakout Session: Option 1

Misclassifying Employees/Workers
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Janice T. Watson
Breakout Session: Option 2
Lunch
12:35 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.


Key Anti-Fraud Controls
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Laura Soileau
Louise Henry
Breakout Session: Option 1

The Objective Expert: Providing an Informed, Unbiased Assessment
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Amy J.N. Yurko
Breakout Session: Option 2
Being All In … All the Time
2:55 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
John Howell
Main Session

Speakers

Day 1 - Wednesday, July 17

Dan M. Guy

Dan M. Guy
Consultant

Dan M. Guy is a Texas CPA and was in public practice with KPMG (Peat Marwick) in Greensboro, NC.

Guy lives and practices in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His practice is limited to consulting services, including litigation involving (1) generally accepted accounting principles, (2) accountant’s ethical responsibilities and malpractice issues related to audit, attest, review, and compilation services, and (3) issues relating to duties and responsibilities of audit committees. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Texas Society of CPAs, and the New Mexico Society of CPAs.

Education:
PhD, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (Arthur Andersen Doctoral Dissertation Fellow)
MBA, East Carolina University (1995 Outstanding Alumnus)
BA, East Carolina University

 

Deniz A. Appelbaums

Deniz A. Appelbaum
Assistant Professor
Montclair State University

Deniz A. Appelbaum, assistant professor of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University, has published manuscripts in Accounting Horizons, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, and in other academic and practitioner journals, based on her research regarding analytics, big data, drones, IoT, AI, and blockchain in financial auditing and accounting. She emphasizes the use of data analytics and appropriate AI tools in the classroom, to prepare accounting and auditing students for the technically advanced modern business environment. The accounting and auditing professions are currently undergoing massive disruptions due to technical innovations, and Appelbaum is devoted to assisting her students in preparing for these changes.

Education:
PhD, Accounting Information Systems, Rutgers School of Business
MBA, Professional Accounting, Rutgers School of Business
BA, German, The Catholic University of America

 

Jerry DeFatta

Jerry DeFatta
Fraud Investigator
DeFatta & Associates LLC

Jerry DeFatta is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Board Accredited Investigator with extensive training and experience in conducting internal theft and fraud investigations. Before leaving the casino industry, he worked for over ten years as a senior security investigator for one of the largest gaming companies in Louisiana. In 1997, DeFatta became licensed as a private investigator and founded DeFatta & Associates LLC. He is an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), ASIS International, the International Intelligence Network (Intellenet), and several other professional organizations. DeFatta is also an experienced instructor who has conducted training in investigative techniques, fraud prevention, deception detection, and private investigations throughout the country. DeFatta is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners as a private investigator instructor, and his training courses have been approved as Continuing Education for private investigators and others.

 

Seth Fisher

Seth Fisher, CPA
Partner 
PwC

Seth Fisher is a Certified Public Accountant and certified in financial forensics. Fisher has over fifteen years of experience in providing business and financial consulting to clients operating in a wide range of industries, including energy, real estate, financial services, software, and technology. He has been involved in disputes, litigation support, corporate investigations, due diligence and other consulting assignments regarding matters involving complex accounting, commercial contracts, revenue recognition, securities litigation, construction projects, anticorruption, and other forensic accounting matters.

Education:
MPA, University of Texas at Austin
BBA, Business Honors, University of Texas at Austin
 

Bucky Kilbourne

Bucky Kilbourne, M.A., PhD
Instructor 
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, Department of Finance

Bucky Kilbourne is a full-time Instructor of finance, Department of Finance, LSU. He is an instructor in Multinational Finance and Financial Statements Analysis for the last six years. Before joining the faculty, Kilbourne served for seven years as co-founder, chairman, and CEO of viaLink.com (global supply chain, internet-based, B2B item of record scan-based trading) now owned by Park City Group. He has also served for 30 years as chief financial officer of Sonic Drive-Ins, Popeyes Fried Chicken, Brock Hotel Corp, Chuck E Cheese, Church’s Fried Chicken, and Treasurer of National Convenience Stores. He has extensive business experience in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Education:
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MA, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Economics and Political Science, LSU

 

Mark Shirley

Mark Shirley
Certified Fraud Examiner

Mark Shirley’s professional practice has concentrated on the disciplines of business valuation, financial modeling/analysis, and forensic accounting since his commission with the Internal Revenue Service ended in 1984.

Shirley has provided expert witness testimony before the U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Courts, Federal Bankruptcy Courts, Louisiana District Courts, NAI Tribal Court, and specialty courts. He was appointed a Special Master in various matters.

His professional memberships include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF), and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

Shirley had published technical contributions in Cost of Capital, Tax and Financial Planning Strategies in Divorce, and BVR’s Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill. He has also published articles in BVR Special Reports, Valuation Strategies, The Valuation Examiner, BewertungsPraktiker Nr., The Practical Accountant, CPA Litigation Services Counselor, The Gatekeeper Quarterly, and The Journal of Forensic Accounting. Shirley has served as a guest lecturer have for organizations including the AICPA, New York Society of CPAs, LCPA, LSU, NACVA, AAML, National Judicial College, LSU Law Center, and FBI Academy.

Shirley is the recipient of the NACVA Circle of Light in 2002 and Instructor of the Year in 2001/2000. For 1998 and 1999, he was recognized as NACVA’s Outstanding Member. His presentations received annual Award of Excellence in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.



Day 2 - Thursday, July 18, 2019

Amy J.N. Yurko headshot

Amy J. N. Yurko
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Duquesne University

Yurko J. N. Yurko, JD, PhD is an assistant professor of accounting at Duquesne University. Professor Yurko teaches Corporate & Partnership Tax Accounting and Financial Accounting to undergraduate students at Duquesne's Palumbo Donahue School of Business. She has also taught Individual Tax Accounting & Planning to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh.

Yurko is an attorney, whose legal career began at Coopers & Lybrand, a predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers. She practiced as an attorney for more than twenty years, specializing in business planning, estates, and taxes.

Education:
PhD, University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business
JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
BA, Magna Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh

 

John M. Howell headshot

John M. Howell
Managing Director
Grant Thornton LLP

John Howell has over 24 years of professional consulting experience and has significant experience assisting clients with financial management and reporting related process change initiatives. Specifically, Howell has deep financial reporting process improvement and accounting information system expertise. He helps finance teams to build repeatable and sustainable processes to report better, smarter, and faster.

Before joining Grant Thornton as managing director, Howell enjoyed a successful career of nearly 20 years combined at KPMG and Deloitte & Touche where he served a broad range of clients.

Education:
MBA, Florida State University
BS, Florida State University

 

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Laura Soileau
Director
P&N's Consulting Services Group

Laura Soileau, CIA, CISA, CPA, CFE, CRMA, CGMA, is a director in P&N's Consulting Services Group. Soileau's practice area includes working with a variety of organizations on internal audit, internal controls, governance, risk, compliance, and fraud-related matters. Before joining the firm, she was an internal audit manager for a Fortune 100 company.

Soileau has extensive experience in all aspects of internal audit, including working with audit committees; leading internal audit and internal controls assessments; facilitating risk assessments for financial, operational and technology audits; coordinating with external auditors; overseeing the execution of audit plans; and communicating the results of audits to senior management and audit committees. She is actively involved in the internal audit profession and currently serves on both The IIA's Global Board of Directors and North American Board of Directors. Soileau also presents regularly on internal audit-related topics.

 

Joseph Wall headshotJoseph Wall, PhD
Assistant Professor
Marquette University

Joseph Wall is one of the foremost accounting experts in the field of Wall Street cybercrime and distributed ledger (such as blockchain) technologies. He presents, consults, and takes paid engagements frequently in areas involving financial market forensic investigation, distributed ledger technologies, and private company valuations. He is consulted and funded by multiple firms, including Deloitte, PwC, and the Institute of Management Accountants. His current research tends to focus in the areas of regulation, fraudulent behavior, and cyber-strategy. Much of his work seeks to design thriving financial systems by better understanding the unintended consequences rules and regulations may have. Since 1993 he has been a full-time financial analyst and professional investor. He is a managing member and the co-founder of his securities investment firm, which has been in business since 1998 and specializes in risk arbitrage transactions.

Wall joined Marquette University in 2015. Before joining Marquette, Wall worked for seven years as an assistant professor at Carthage College, serving four years as a department chair.

Education:
PhD, Case Western Reserve University
MBA, Marquette University
BS in engineering, Purdue University

 

Oscar Harvin headshotOscar J. Harvin, PhD, CPA, CFE
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Sam Houston State University

Oscar Harvin is an assistant professor of accounting at Sam Houston State University and is a certified public accountant as well as a certified fraud examiner. He is currently in the process of creating an interdisciplinary certificate of fraud examination program that will supplement the education of accounting, criminal justice, and computer science college students. His academic research examines the various factors that impair the ability of auditors to detect occupational and financial statement fraud.

He has over two decades of auditing and fraud related professional experience. His expertise in conducting investigations from a financial perspective was developed during his many years as a special agent with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service. During his years as a special agent, he investigated crimes that involve tax fraud, Ponzi schemes, child pornography, domestic terrorism, money laundering, and other criminal activities.

Education:
PhD, Florida Atlantic University

 

Janice Watson headshotJanice Watson
Insurance Tax Agent Manager
Louisiana Workforce Commission

Janice Watson is an unemployment insurance tax agent manager with the Louisiana Workforce Commission. She began her career with LWC as a field auditor specializing in conducting targeted payroll audits. She eventually transitioned to management where she oversees the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Lake Charles Field Audit Units. Before her employment with LWC, Watson was an administrator of an accounting and collections unit within state government. She is a certified tax preparer and owns a small accounting and tax business. Her experience includes UI tax compliance, analyzing payroll books, records and tax returns, employee/independent contractor determinations, employee & worker misclassification, collections, and best practices in collections techniques.

Education:
MBA, University of Phoenix
BAcc, University of Phoenix
BGS, Louisiana State University

 

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Thomas Calderon, PhD
Professor of Accounting
University of Akron

Thomas G. Calderon is a professor of accounting at the University of Akron’s George W. Daverio School of Accountancy. Professor Calderon joined the University of Akron in 1988 after spending two years on the faculty at the University of New Orleans (1986 – 88). He served as chair of the University of Akron’s Daverio School of Accountancy from 2005 to 2018.

Calderon has given several speeches, seminars, and workshops at various U.S. universities, professional meetings, and corporations. He has also spoken and led workshops in several countries, including Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, Trinidad, Brazil, Mexico, UK, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. His topics have included financial forensics, corporate governance, enterprise risk, academic program review and evaluation, assurance of learning, and accreditation. Well over sixty of his research papers have appeared in refereed academic and professional journals; and he has published four co-authored monographs, all of which focus on assessment and program evaluation. Throughout his career, Calderon has taught courses in such areas as accounting information systems, data mining, predictive modeling, enterprise risk, and management of accounting projects.

He is the current editor of Advances in Accounting Education, a global journal that seeks to advance accounting education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He recently served as the guest co-editor for Journal of Accounting Education’s special issue on ethics and the global accounting profession.   

Calderon is a past president of the Teaching, Learning & Curriculum (TLC) Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA); American Accounting Association Ohio Region, and Institute of Management Accountants (Akron Chapter). He has served on several AACSB peer review teams and as an external examiner and program reviewer for various universities in the U.S. and internationally.

Calderon was inducted into the American Accounting Association’s Teaching Learning and Curriculum Hall of Honor in 2010 and was honored as the Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator in 2006 by the AAA (Ohio Region) and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received the Ohio AAA President’s Award in 2011 for his lifetime of exemplary service and leadership. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica, the American Accounting Association, and the Ohio Society of CPAs (non-CPA member).

Education: PhD, Virginia Tech

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