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Forensic Services in a Global Economy
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Forensic Services in a Global Economy

During this webcast we will discuss some of the changes and impacts on the forensic accounting profession as client businesses move to a more globally integrated environment.

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Format

Webcast

NASBA Field of Study

Accounting

Level

Basic

CPE Credits

1.5

Author(s)

Paul Peterson, Jeremy Epstein, Michael Schulstad, Peter Armstrong

Availability

3 months

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize changes that are occurring at the AICPA and globally that are and may impact members
  • Identify the opportunities, risks and challenges that practitioners may face in an increasingly global economy
  • Discuss how the AICPA is evolving the CFF body of knowledge to align with the global marketplace
Key Topics
  • Cross-border investigations
  • Unique challenges that arise for CFF’s operating globally
Product Details

New opportunities

As clients continue to invest and expand into international markets, the landscape and opportunities for forensic practitioners broadens. International cases related to anti-bribery and corruption, misappropriation, anti-trust and other compliance matters is increasing.

In this webcast we will discuss some of the changes and impacts on the forensic accounting profession as client businesses move to a more globally integrated environment.

We will explore issues related to:

  • International local laws and regulation
  • Cultural and language considerations
  • Safety and security
  • Professional and practice matters
  • Privacy and data considerations
Who Will Benefit
  • FVS practitioners performing global forensic services.
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More Details
NASBA Field of Study
Accounting
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
Access
This is a live event. You will have access on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.
Duration
75 mins
Speakers
Paul Peterson
Paul Peterson is a Partner in the firm’s Forensic Investigation and Litigation Services group. In 2016, Paul returned to the U.S. after a three-year secondment in Shanghai, China. While in China, Paul worked with global companies on fraud and compliance matters and established a robust China Forensic Practice. Paul focuses on fraud investigations, global anti-corruption, litigation support and consulting services around forensic accounting and anti-fraud programs and controls. Paul has subject matter expertise in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and has managed investigations in many countries. Paul leverages his eight years as an auditor to develop and execute appropriate investigative procedures. From both an audit and investigatory perspective, Paul has worked with company management, compliance and internal audit departments, internal and external counsel, and audit committees. Two representative matters that showcase Paul’s experience include the following: - Paul spent two years investigating allegations of FCPA violations and anti-corruption matters at a European communications and technology conglomerate. His work focused on investigative books and records procedures at the company’s headquarters and at several high-risk countries across a range of business segments. As part of his work, Paul liaised with both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission and several local European country prosecutors and enforcement agencies. The investigation resulted in one of the largest FCPA penalty to date. - Paul managed a FCPA due diligence project of a potential acquisition for a large industrial machinery manufacturer. Paul led his team in interviewing employees and analyzing volumes of accounting records. Paul communicated findings to the company’s general and outside counsel providing them with the information they needed to solidify whether to move forward with the acquisition. INDUSTRY FOCUS His case experience encompasses a broad array of industries including life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution, nonprofit & education, aerospace & defense, communications & technology, and real estate & construction.
Jeremy Epstein
Jeremy is a Managing Director in Crowe’s Forensic Services and Litigation Advisory practice, based in Chicago, Illinois. He has significant professional experience providing forensic accounting, litigation support, due diligence, and assurance services to clients in a variety of industries. These matters have involved advising external and internal counsel dealing with intentionally misstated financial statements, employee theft of organizational assets, commercial and consumer loan fraud, “pay to play” and bid-rigging schemes, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), sources and uses of funds analysis, manipulation of loss reserves and contract compliance. Jeremy also leads Crowe’s Forensic Insurance practice, which focuses on the quantification and compilation of complex insurance claims in the areas of business interruption, extra expense, property damage, employee dishonesty, fidelity, inventory, and contents.
Michael Schulstad
Michael is an Assistant Vice President at J.S. Held with over 28 years of law enforcement and investigative experience having worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Inspector General. Michael has been providing professional consulting services since 2013, delivering expert witness and litigation support, forensic examinations, analysis of white-collar crime, and fraud investigations in a variety of complex financial disputes. Michael’s investigative expertise includes contract fraud, government and procurement fraud, bank fraud and bank failure, corporate fraud, bankruptcy fraud, health care fraud, anti-money laundering and asset forfeiture, and asset recovery. Michael has testified as an expert witness and fact witness in several legal proceedings. Michael has also assisted companies with FCPA matters and developing risk and compliance programs, fraud response programs, and conducting due diligence investigations.
Peter Armstrong
Peter is a Partner of KPMG LLP and a Senior Vice President of KPMG Forensic Inc. based in Toronto, Canada. He is a professional accountant with over 28 years of experience. Peter is also the KPMG Global Leader for Corporate Intelligence, a business based within forensic that focuses on conducting integrity and reputational due diligence, compliance screening, asset tracing and gathers intelligence on people and organization in a business context. Peter primarily focuses on investigation, litigation and regulatory and compliance matters and has led international assignments for KPMG in many areas of the globe.
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