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Crumbley Speaks at Research Institute Conference in Malaysia

Larry Crumbley
Larry Crumbley

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Larry Crumbley, KPMG Endowed Professor in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Department of Accounting, was invited by Normah Hj Omar, professor and director of the Accounting Research Institute at Universiti Teknologi MARA, to speak at the Accounting Research Institute Conference held September 7, 2012.
On the first day of the conference, Crumbley delivered a talk on fraud and forensic accounting to 35 accounting professors and researchers from the institute.  

"Forensic accountants are the private eyes of the business world," Crumbley was quoted as saying in an article on the institute’s website. “A normal accountant acts like a watchdog, but a forensic accountant is “trained to act like a bloodhound."

According to the article, Crumbley explained at the conference that he often uses riddles to get his students thinking because it allows them to use their minds and imaginations.

Crumbley serves as the editor of the Journal of Forensic Accounting. He earned both his master’s and Ph.D. from LSU and earned his bachelor’s from Pfeiffer University. Widely published, his research and teaching interests include corporate and individual taxation, accounting for natural resources, forensic accounting and accounting education. Additionally, Crumbley was the recipient of the 2007 Society of Louisiana CPA Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award.

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


Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business

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