LSU Dept. of Accounting to host Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

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2017 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference  

June 6, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Registration is open for the 2018 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference to be held July 19-20, at the Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. This conference is sponsored by the Department of Accounting in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business.

The two-day event is designed for CPAs, certified fraud examiners, certified internal auditors, forensic accountants, governmental accountants, other accounting and auditing professionals, educators, financial executives and lawyers. Attendees may earn up to 16 hours of CPE credit (eight hours per day) or 13.3 hours of CLE credit (6.65 hours per day). Programming will run from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. each day.

Topics to be covered on Thursday, July 19 include white-collar crime; blockchain and distributed ledgers; procurement fraud; fraud in health care; cryptocurrency risks and accounting and claims’ aftermath following the BP oil spill.

On Friday, July 20, sessions will focus on discourse fraud analysis; becoming an expert witness or consultant; PricewaterhouseCooper’s global economic crime and fraud survey; using Excel/Tableau to catch fraud; cybercrime and forensic interviewing.

The registration fee is $165 per day ($330 for both days). To register, please visit to complete the online registration form. Registration fees may be paid online following a link from the registration form or by check made payable to the “LSU Department of Accounting” and mailed to:

LSU Department of Accounting
ATTN: Maggie Olivier
2800 Business Education Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

When submitting your check, please include a note listing all registrants covered by the payment.

For any questions, contact the department at 225-578-6202 or

A special rate is available for attendees who would like to stay at the Crowne Plaza. The cost is $97 per night plus tax. 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 “Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference.” To receive the discount, you must make reservations by June 29.

About the Department of Accounting
The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business strives for excellence in teaching, research and service to the accounting profession. With a mission of producing graduates at all levels who excel in their pursuits, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in various fields, including industry, auditing, finance, government and academia. For more information, visit, call 225-578-6202 or email

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Contact: Angela McBride