Schedule

2018 Williamsburg Fraud Conference
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  • Day 1

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 8 CPEs

  • 08:30 - 10:10
    2 CPEs | Every day, we hear news reports of another organization being breached. We find ourselves asking, “Who’s Next?” The stakes are too high for audit to wait until after a breach occurs to conduct a post-mortem of the attack. To provide value—and to possibly protect our organizations from failure—audit needs to be proactive. Ms. Grafenstine will provide an overview of cyber trends and classic breach tactics and discuss how auditors can take a proactive role in helping their organizations address cyber threats.
    Information Technology

  • 10:30 - 12:10
    2 CPEs | Whether it’s assigning people to a project, determining what to test, or identifying when and how to communicate results, negotiation is at the heart of every audit and examination. Therefore, it’s essential that auditors and examiners understand the approaches and techniques that underpin successful negotiations. During this highly interactive session, we will: • learn the decisive test for a negotiation’s success. • explore a tried-and-true method for winning negotiations. • discuss the effective negotiator’s most crucial skills.
    Auditing

  • 13:00 - 14:40
    2 CPEs | The attention to and systematic analysis of, verbal and written discourse - statements, transcripts, emails, letters, etc., can provide insight to the interviewer ( or appropriate screening personnel) as to the veracity of the subject as well as identify the critical points of the narrative or discourse requiring further amplifying questions. | OBJECTIVES: (1) Provide an overview of the linguistic aspects of analysis. (2). Identify the appropriate areas within the narrative optimal for further inquiry. (3) Develop a series of amplifying questions to address the salient linguistic components.
    Auditing

  • 15:00 - 16:40
    2 CPEs | Disconnect between a company’s purported commitment to compliance and its actual practices creates risk, and a significant source of misalignment between a company’s talk and its walk is how it treats its whistleblowers. This session will discuss ways to address three common problems that deter employees from identifying serious problems internally: misaligned incentives; the Human Resources and general counsel functions; and focusing on creating a “Speak Up” rather than a “Listen Up” culture.
    Behavioral Ethics

  • 15:00 - 16:40
    2 CPEs - Description Coming Soon
    Regulatory Ethics

  • Day 2

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 8 CPEs

  • 08:30 - 10:10
    2 CPEs | Data Analytics, Past, Present, & Future. This presentation will link the new data analytics techniques & capabilities with audit experience and expertise.
    Information Technology

  • 10:30 - 12:10
    2 CPEs | Identity theft continues to grow. Following the Equifax breach in 2017, nearly all Americans’ personally identifiable information (PII) has been stolen. Learn how to mitigate your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft, how to respond when you do become a victim of identity theft, and how to respond when your company or your clients are victims of a data breach. The presenters will also discuss digital forensics and they will share interesting case studies involving common frauds related to vendor fraud, collusion and others.
    Specialized Knowledge

  • 13:00 - 13:50
    1 CPE | How you get hired – including being prepared, marketing yourself, and the engagement agreement. What does an expert actually do, from beginning to end – complaint to discovery to trial? Getting paid – up front, ongoing and after the fact.
    Specialized Knowledge

  • 14:00 - 15:50
    1 CPE | Gary Zeune interviews Paul Allen, ex-bank CEO who was one of six executives sentenced to prison for the $2.7 BILLION fraud committed by Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. Paul Allen was sentenced to 40 months in prison from 2011-14. The fraud involved the sale of fictitious loans or loans already sold to other investors. The auditors were sued for billions. The Taylor Bean fraud was so outrageous it was an entire episode on American Greed: Financial Home Invasion.
    Behavioral Ethics

  • 14:00 - 15:40
    1 CPE | "It can't happen to me." Paul Allen details how a smart, principled and ethical person slides slowly and unwittingly down the slippery slope until it is too late. Allen will lead you step-by-step through the culture that no one thinks will happen to them, but resulted in Paul, a PhD, going to prison. What you will learn: How the fraud at Taylor Bean began • The culture at Taylor Bean • How he became part of the fraud • The internal control failures • What he could have done to prevent the fraud • How the fraud collapsed • What the Taylor Bean fraud has in common with other frauds • How CEOs are at risk - even if they are on the periphery of fraud • Lawsuits against his outside auditor.
    Behavioral Ethics

  • 16:00 - 16:50
    1 CPE | Andy Cohen will discuss his relevant Wall Street background and focus on his personal experiences with Bernie Madoff and some of Madoff's family members including what it was like working at his firm as well as how Madoff fooled so many investors and the SEC for such a long time. Andy will also discuss the fallout from Madoff's scheme including the role of Irving Picard (the Madoff Trustee) and how the current Clawback is affecting his victims.