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2017 FRAUD AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTING CONFERENCE



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Location:
Crowne Plaza
Address:
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Who Should Attend:
Certified public accountants, certified fraud examiners, certified internal auditors, forensic accountants, governmental accountants, attorneys, and other accounting and auditing professionals or educators.
Cost:
$330 for both days (16 CPE Hours), $165 for one day (8 CPE Hours), lunch included. The two-day conference qualifies for 13.3 hours of CLE credit.
Additional Info:
Registration: Online Registration for the conference is now closed. A limited number of seats may still be available for on-site registration, space permitting. If you have pre-registered, but still need to pay, please read the payment information below.

Payment: To pay online with a credit card, please click here. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Note: You must have completed 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, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Refunds & Cancellations: Cancellations must be requested in writing by June 30, 2017 to be eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests should be emailed to Renee Iannacchione at ramendola@lsu.edu. After June 30, 2017, no refunds will be issued.

Hotel: A special rate of $94/night (+ 14% tax) has been set up at the Crowne Plaza for conference attendees. To receive the special rate, reservations need to be made by Saturday, June 10, 2017.

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

Questions? Contact the LSU Department of Accounting at 225-578-6202 or accounting@lsu.edu
 
 
 
 
Agenda
 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
 
 
Introduction
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
Richard White Jr., PhD
Dean, E. J. Ourso College of Business


Catch the Fraud Fast!
8:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Roger Harris
Main Session


Unintended Fraud
9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Teresa Durham
Main Session


Interviewing: Basic Skill Sets
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Steven Patterson
Breakout Session


Fraud in the Real World
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Toby Groves
Breakout Session


Lunch
12:35 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.



Replacement for the Fraudulent Fraud Triangle
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Dennis Huber
Breakout Session


Ethics for the Decisions that Aren’t Dilemmas
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Jeff Aucoin
Breakout Session


Why Audits Fail to Find Fraud
2:55 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Allen Brown
Main Session


 
 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
 
 
Introduction
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
Tommy Phillips, PhD
Chair, LSU Department of Accounting


Spotting Financial Statement Fraud
8:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
David Hoffman
Main Session


What the Auditor Missed: Fraudulent, Forged, and Altered Documents
9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tim Louwers, PhD
Main Session


Why Valuation is Important
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Jason MacMorran, Postlethwaite & Netterville
Breakout Session


Using Data Analytics
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Kim and Chris Peters
Breakout Session


Lunch
12:35 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.



Analytics in the Small Audit Shop
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Jared Soileau, PhD
Breakout Session


Commercial Damages and Lost Profits: Defining and Measuring
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Mark Shirley
Breakout Session


The Case of Ray Nagin
2:55 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
George Bokelberg, PhD
Main Session


 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
 
Day 1 (7/11/2017)
 
Roger Harris
Assistant Legislative Auditor and Director of Investigative Audit
 
Roger Harris is assistant legislative auditor and Director of Investigative Audit for the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office, where he supervises a 21-person, award-winning investigative audit unit. Harris has more than 30 years of experience handling fraud cases as a law enforcement officer, a commercial banker, an attorney, and as an investigative auditor. He routinely testifies before legislative committees on fraud investigations and related matters.
During the course of his career, Harris has successfully pursued and defended hundreds of alleged fraudsters.

He has been a partner in a regional law firm, general counsel for two state agencies, legal counsel for a legislative committee, a business law instructor at LSU, and chairman of a state board that awards benefits to survivors of law enforcement officers and firemen who die in the line of duty.

Harris has a bachelor's degree in finance and a law degree from LSU. He was a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1993-1999 and became a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional in 2013.

Teresa Durham
President
Safety-Net, Inc.
 
Teresa Durham, President of Safety-Net, Inc., has 25 years of experience in governmental compliance. FAA, OSHA, EPA, DENR and DOT are areas of focus. She is a hazardous materials/dangerous goods subject matter expert for the NBAA (National Business Aviation Association). Safety-Net provides audits, assessments, written programs, abatement assistance and arbitration, as well as compliance education. Teresa is highly sought after for her ability to provide extensive on site audits and interviews.

Steven Patterson
Intelligence Analyst
West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center
 
Steven Patterson (CFE) is an Intelligence Analyst for the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center. He is also a certified instructor for the Interview Training Recognition Program (ITRP). He is a former Fraud Investigator and Internal Audit Manager for Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. He has overseen several comprehensive fraud investigations, for both Alpha Natural Resources and Massey Energy Co. He has over 15 years’ experience in internal auditing and fraud investigation. He is one of the founding members and current President of the Charleston Chapter of the ACFE. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Alderson Broaddus College.

Toby Groves
Researcher & Consultant
Groves Research and Consulting
 
Toby Groves is a cognitive researcher and speaker on expert judgment, known for delivering unconventional talks that engage audiences in live experiments. His studies focus on implicit learning patterns and methods that achieve high-level reasoning for experts challenged by complex, data intensive environments. A popular speaker amongst leading organizations in industry, government, and academia, Toby serves experts that provide society's most critical services including the audit, intelligence, investigative, legal and medical communities.

Trained in a unique combination of forensic psychology and forensic accounting, Toby is a doctoral level researcher in cognitive psychology. His research, commentary and personal story have been featured on media outlets such as NPR, in numerous professional journals, and is studied by leading researchers and business schools.

Dennis Huber
Capella University School of Business
 
Wm. Dennis Huber received his JD from SUNY at Buffalo, LL.M. from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, and DBA from University of Sarasota. He is a CPA and CFE. He had published over 30 papers over the last five years. He has taught in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and the Middle East. He currently serves as core faculty at Capella University.

Jeffrey N. Aucoin
Fraud, Forensic and litigation manager
 
Jeff serves as a fraud, forensic and litigation services partner at HORNE LLP. He has managed numerous fraud investigations including embezzlement schemes, insurance fraud, employee theft and misappropriation of assets. He also provides litigation support services for economic damage claims, document management engagements and bankruptcy matters.

Jeff joined HORNE in 2010. He has experience in providing expert witness testimonies related to a variety of areas including, but not limited to, financial motive in both arson and murder cases as well as forensic accounting matters in both state and federal courts. He also frequently presents to local and regional audiences on the topics of fraud and forensic accounting and advises clients on how to mitigate fraud losses through anti-fraud programs and enhanced internal controls.

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Accountancy, with a focus in internal audit, from Louisiana State University. He is Certified in Financial Forensics and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor.

Professional Affiliations
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
o Forensic and Valuation Services Section
• Institute of Internal Auditors
• Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Past-President, Baton Rouge Chapter
• Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Allen Brown
Former Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office
 
Allen is the former Assistant Legislative Auditor for Local Government Services for the state of Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office. In this position he oversaw local government audits and directed the Investigative Audit group. During his tenure with the Louisiana Legislative Auditor he participated in hundreds of fraud investigations including one that resulted in the closing of a state agency. Allen retired from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office in January of 2014.

Allen is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and, in addition to being a Certified Fraud Examiner, is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He began his career in financial audit, had experience with federal programs and helped establish an investigative audit division at the Legislative Auditor’s Office. He has testified before legislative committees, grand juries and during trial.

Allen also served over eight years as director of internal audit for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. The system has 49 campuses throughout the state.

Prior to joining the community college system, Allen was Practice Leader for Forensic and Investigative Services for the firm of Deloitte & Touche. While with Deloitte & Touche he directed projects in the continental United States, Hawaii, Mexico, Bermuda, Morocco and England. Allen also worked with one of the major US law firms in three law suites involving the tobacco industry.

Allen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Louisiana Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is past president of the Louisiana Association of College and University Auditors.

Allen began teaching for ACFE in the 1990’s and has taught fraud investigative courses throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean.

 
 
Day 2 (7/12/2017)
 
David Hoffman
Managing Director and Shareholder
Acuitas, Inc.
 
David P. Hoffman is a Managing Director and Shareholder of Acuitas, Inc., an Atlanta CPA firm that specializes in forensic accounting and business valuation services. David has more than 25 years of experience providing accounting, business and financial advice to attorneys and their clients related to commercial disputes, civil and criminal litigation and forensic accounting investigations. Prior to joining Acuitas David was a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP in its Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice and worked in the same field for PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor firm Coopers & Lybrand. David is a co-editor and chapter author of the 5th edition of the Litigation Services Handbook, The Role of the Financial Expert, one of the most commonly referenced texts for certified public accountants and other financial professionals who provide litigation consulting services and who serve as expert witnesses on topics such as damages, lost profits, legal and accounting malpractice and a wide range of related issues.

David has significant forensic accounting experience having performed investigations at publicly traded corporations, private companies and not for profit entities. He has led independent investigations working with counsel representing boards of directors, internal investigations for management and parallel investigations related to criminal or regulatory matters. While a partner at Ernst & Young David also performed “shadow investigations” as an extension of financial statement audit teams. In this capacity he assisted auditors and risk management personnel to evaluate the scope and findings of investigations being conducted at audit clients and to modify auditing procedures when necessary. He has testified about his investigations and is experienced in interacting with regulators and law enforcement agencies such as the SEC, IRS, US Department of Justice and various bank regulatory agencies.

David’s forensic accounting experience also includes providing litigation consulting services in professional malpractice cases, regulatory investigations, and commercial disputes. He has served as a consulting expert and testifying expert in accounting malpractice cases on topics related to accounting and auditing issues, financial reporting practices, generally accepted auditing standards and other professional standards for CPAs. David also serves as a consulting and testifying expert in commercial disputes regarding damages and lost profits and has served as an arbitrator for purposes of resolving disputes arising from merger or acquisitions including working capital adjustments and alleged breaches of financial and accounting related representations and warranties.

In addition to his extensive forensic accounting experience, David has conducted attestation services including agreed upon procedures, review and audit engagements.

An accounting graduate of the Louisiana State University, David is a CPA licensed in Georgia and is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs, which has recognized him as Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Tim Louwers, PhD
Director of the School of Accounting
 
Professor Tim Louwers is director of the School of Accounting at James Madison University where he holds the title of KPMG Eminent Professor of Accounting. Prior to beginning his academic career, he worked in public accounting with KPMG specializing in financial, governmental, and information systems auditing. He is a certified public accountant, a certified information systems auditor, and is certified in financial forensics by the American Institute of CPAs. He has authored or co-authored 12 books (including a bestselling auditing textbook) and more than 50 articles on a wide range of accounting, auditing, and technology-related topics. His works have been reprinted in both Russian and Chinese. He has appeared on both local and national television news broadcasts, including MSNBC and CNN news programs. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Louwers is currently chairing the Auditing Subcommittee for the CPA Exam while also working on three new books.

Jason MacMorran
Shareholder in the Consulting Department
 
Jason MacMorran is a shareholder in the Consulting Department of Postlethwaite & Netterville. MacMorran's practice focuses on business valuation and economic damages, and his professional experience includes valuations for estate and gift matters, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting. He provides litigation support in economic damage issues, assists clients in complex financial forecasting and modeling, and performs general financial consulting.

MacMorran has prepared, overseen, or contributed to hundreds of valuations of businesses, interests in businesses, and intangible assets. He speaks nationally and locally on valuation and litigation topics, and he brings considerable training and experience to projects through his study to obtain the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Accredited in Business Valuation credential (ABV), Certified in Financial Forensics credential (CFF), and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst’s Certified Valuation Analyst credential (CVA).

Chris Peters
Partners
 
Christopher Peters, MBA, CFE, CIDA, MAFF is the CFO of Himmel’s Architectural Door & Hardware, LLC. Peters is also the founder and partner of GPS Consultants, LLC which is a management consulting and forensic accounting firm focused on assisting clients with improving operations and solving organizational problems through forensic accounting, litigation support, and data analysis. Peters has testified as an expert witness in the field of forensic accounting in a FINRA Arbitration Hearing and in cases in criminal and civil court in Louisiana. Peters co-authored the Wolters Kluwer Commerce Clearing House (CCH) text book titled Case Studies in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Auditing, which is used in graduate level accounting courses across the country.

Kim Peters
Partners
 
Kimberly Peters, CPA, CFF is a partner with GPS Consultants, LLC and has worked extensively in the area of financial forensics. Peters has several years of experience with litigation support services with a focus on family law. She has also investigated various white collar crimes in the state of Louisiana. Peters is a member of the Louisiana Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Jared Soileau, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting
 
Jared S. Soileau, PhD, CIA, CPA, CISA, CCSA, CRMA, is assistant professor of accounting at Louisiana State University where he teaches accounting information systems and audit analytics. Jared’s academic credentials include a bachelor of science degree in accounting, a master of business administration from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Memphis. His research interests include auditing, corporate governance, and enterprise risk management.
Prior to receiving his advanced degrees, Jared had an extensive career in internal auditing and information systems auditing in both public accounting and industry, working at Ernst & Young LLP, Alcatel Inc., Avery Dennison Inc., and FedEx Services. He currently serves on the Institute of Internal Auditors Academic Relations Committee and Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors ‘New Perspectives’ editorial board.


Mark Shirley
 

After resigning my commission with the Internal Revenue Service in 1984, my professional
practice concentrated on the disciplines of business valuation, financial modeling/analysis and
forensic accounting.

Technical contributions have been published in Tax and Financial Planning Strategies in
Divorce, Cost of Capital., and BVR’s Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill. Articles
have been published in Valuation Strategies, The Valuation Examiner, The Practical
Accountant, CPA Litigation Services Counselor, The Gatekeeper Quarterly, and The
Journal of Forensic Accounting. Lectures have been presented for organizations including
the AICPA, New York Society of CPAs, LCPA, LSU, NACVA, AAML, National Judicial
College, LSU Law Center, and FBI Academy.

Expert witness testimony has been provided before the U.S. Tax Court, Federal District
Courts, Federal Bankruptcy Courts, Louisiana District Courts, NAI Tribal Court, and
specialty courts. Court appointments as Special Master have been received in various matters.

I was 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.

George Bokelberg, PhD
Special Agent
 
Special Agent Bokelberg received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University and has been a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for twenty years. In addition to serving for several years as the chief psychologist to the FBI's undercover program, Special Agent Bokelberg has worked for many years as a criminal investigator for a variety of white collar crimes including health care fraud, art fraud and public corruption. Special Agent Bokelberg received the Excellence in Law Enforcement Award from the Metropolitan Crime Commission on three separate occasions and was the lead investigator on the team which was awarded by the U.S. Attorney General, the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team, from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, for their successful conviction of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

 
 
 
 
 
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