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2019 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

Details

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).

Additional Information

Registration: Register at the registration page. Please call 225-578-6202 for questions.

Payment:  We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover on our payment page. Note: You must complete your registration prior to submitting the payment.

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 at maggie1@lsu.edu. 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.

Richard White Jr.
Dean, E. J. Ourso College of Business

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

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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

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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

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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, Jerry 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. Jerry is also an experienced instructor who has conducted training in investigative techniques, fraud prevention, deception detection, and private investigations throughout the country. Jerry 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.

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

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

Dr. Bucky Kilbourne is a full-time Instructor of Finance, Department of Finance, Louisiana State University. 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, and 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 in Economics and Political Science, Louisiana State University

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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.

Mr. Shirley is the recipient of the NACVA Circle of Light in 2002 and Instructor of the Year in 2001/2000. For 1998 and 1999 I was recognized as NACVA’s Outstanding Member. My 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

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

Amy 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.

Professor 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

 

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John M. Howell
Managing Director
Grant Thorton

John M. 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.
Prior to 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. Laura’s practice area includes working with a variety of organizations on internal audit, internal controls, governance, risk, compliance and fraud-related matters. Prior to joining the firm, she was an internal audit manager for a Fortune 100 company.

Laura 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. Laura also presents regularly on internal audit related topics.

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Joseph 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. He earned his PhD from Case Western Reserve University, his MBA from Marquette University, and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Purdue University. Prior to joining Marquette, Wall worked for seven years as an assistant professor at Carthage College, serving four years as a department chair.


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Oscar 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


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Janice 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. Prior to 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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