Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference Date, Speakers Set

04/08/2013 09:36 AM

BATON ROUGE –The LSU Department of Accounting will host the 2013 Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference on Tuesday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 30, at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge, located at 4728 Constitution Ave. Authors Joseph Petrucelli and William K. Black and several accounting and fraud experts will be featured throughout the event.

According to KPMG LLP Professor Larry Crumbley, Pertrucelli is the author of the textbook “Detecting Fraud in Organizations” and will speak about the 10 forensically accepted accounting principle assumptions. Black, author of “The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One,” will explore important issues dealing with mortgage frauds.

Other speakers will include:

  • Allen Brown of Legislative Auditors
  • James S. Henry of Sag Harbor Group
  • Holly Sharp of LaPorte CPAs
  • Elliot Leary of Freeh Group International
  • Tim Louwers of James Madison University
  • Chris Peters of GPS Consultants
  • Mark Shirley of V & L Consultants
  • Cindy Sobieski of Deloitte LLP


“We will also have the current Department of Accounting Interim Chair and Department of Economics Chair Bob Newman and Division of Economic Development Director Stephen Barnes,” Crumbley said.

Participants can earn up to 16 hours of continuing professional education for attending the conference, which has a registration fee of $300 for both days or $150 for one day. Certified public accountants, certified fraud examiners, certified internal auditors, forensic accountants, governmental accountants and other accounting and auditing professionals or educators are encouraged to attend.

For more information, or to register, contact

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.

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Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013