Please join BDO Consulting for a complimentary breakfast seminar featuring continuing legal education eligible for one and a half (1.5) CLE credits or one and a half (1.5) CPE credits .
In today’s legal environment, corporate clients often find themselves in situations where they need to conduct an internal investigation of an employee or management as a whole. Clients finding themselves in these crisis situations often ask about the next steps and what information is needed.
This session will use case studies on an internal investigations to discuss what information is needed in an internal investigation, how accountants perform internal investigations, requirements for data substantiation, red flags of employee misconduct, and preventative controls related to misconduct.
1.5 CLE credit available
1.5 CPE credit available in the field of Audit
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Define employee embezzlement
- Discuss how these types of fraud are perpetuated
- Review the organizational impact of this type of fraud through real world case examples
- Identify activities that can subvert these types of fraud - analytical and internal controls
Delivery: Group Live
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 1.5 CLE credit / 1.5 CPE credit in the field of Audit
Program Level: Basic
BDO USA, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org
Brandon J. Otis, CPA/CFF/ABV, CFE, CVA
Managing Director, BDO Consulting
Brandon Otis is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Pittsburgh office. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has been awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics and Accredited in Business Valuation designations by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Brandon has also obtained the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Brandon has spent his career focusing on specialized and distinct business consulting matters. He has testified in federal and state court matters and is a frequent speaker on valuation, forensic accounting, and financial management related topics. With significant experience in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, insurance, manufacturing and distribution, professional services, medical practices and construction contractors, Brandon’s clients have ranged from Fortune 500 firms and some of the nation’s largest professional practice firms, to individuals and sole proprietorships
James A. Carroll, CPA/CFF, CFE, CRMA, MBA, MS
Jim Carroll is a Manager in the Pittsburgh Office of BDO Consulting.
He has expertise in fraud and forensic auditing/investigations, ethics and compliance reviews, fraud risk assessments, and the development and implementation of internal fraud audit/investigation units.
Mr. Carroll previously spent 10 years in the Internal Audit Investigations team at a Fortune 200 manufacturing company, of which he managed the group for five and implemented numerous process effectiveness and efficiency measures. The matters investigated covered areas such as damage calculations and recoveries from fraudulent billing schemes, employee misconduct, and highly sensitive senior/executive level employee investigations.
His prior experience includes positions at large international companies in the life sciences and financial services sectors providing internal investigation, internal audit, and financial reporting control services.
Mr. Carroll has obtained the following professional credentials: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).
Mr. Carroll concentrates in the areas of forensics, compliance, and investigations, including: regulatory compliance, forensic accounting, internal and external fraud audits/investigations, and commercial and economic damages.