SEC, FBI and PCAOB Investigators to Keynote Fraud Conference
ATLANTA, GA, Mar 20, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Some of the nation's top forensic accountants will share critical
information at the upcoming Fraud & Forensic Accounting Education
Conference May 16 to 18 in Atlanta. Attendees will get the chance to
hear investigators for the Securities and Exchange Commission, FBI
and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board share new information
on topics critical to white collar crime investigations.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
-- Howard Scheck, Chief Accountant for the SEC's Enforcement Division
-- Vic Hartman, Chief Division Counsel, of the FBI's Atlanta bureau
-- Jerry Decker, Deputy Director of Enforcement & Investigations for
Other influential speakers who will share knowledge and insights
include Barry Hensley, Vice President of SecureWorks' Counter Threat
Unit; Guy Gebhardt, Acting U. S. Bankruptcy Trustee for the Northern
District of Georgia; Pat Huddleston, SEC Senior Trial Counsel; Laurie
Dyke, founder and Managing Partner of IAG Forensics; Thomson Reuters
investigative reporter Brian Grow; and influential blogger Francine
The event offers accountants, educators, investigators, auditors and
attorneys from across the country the opportunity to interact with
the country's top experts and sharpen their skills. Georgia Southern
University's Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business
will host the conference, which is sponsored by Atlanta-based
accounting firm Porter Keadle Moore (PKM).
This year's conference will offer information on new threats and
developing trends facing businesses of all sizes.
-- Technology-related topics include using data analytics to fight crime,
hacking and cyber threats facing both internal computer systems and
mobile devices, cloud computing risks and the explosion of abuse in
-- International topics include the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA),
as well as global plagiarism schemes.
-- New fraud trends in real estate financing, bankruptcy filings and
intellectual property will be covered.
-- Speakers will also share critical information on the basics --
including forensic accounting techniques for internal and external
auditors, the obligations of external auditors, ethics and
professional standards, the role of the audit committee, corporate
governance, legal tactics, and educating the forensic accountants of
The conference is designed for internal auditors, certified fraud
examiners (CFE), certified information systems auditors (CISA), CPAs,
civil and criminal attorneys, business executives and college
Approximately 20 CPE hours are available. For more information, or to
register, click here or visit www.pkm.com/news/fraud-conference.
Founded in 1977, Porter Keadle Moore has grown into one of
the most respected accounting and advisory firms in the country. Once
known as a community banking firm, PKM now represents leading
corporations in the financial, insurance, technology, biological
science and government service arenas. At PKM, we provide holistic
and growth-driven financial solutions built around understanding
clients' business challenges, not just their accounting issues. We
develop deep relationships with our clients over years, so that
working together is a positive, accretive experience for both
parties. For more information, visit www.pkm.com or call
About Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University
founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more
than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs built on more than
a century of academic achievement. In 2011, the University was named
one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S.
News & World Report and is a top choice of Georgia's HOPE scholars.
Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to
education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.
SOURCE: Porter Keadle Moore
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