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Georgia Southern to Host Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

2-21 GS to host fraud and forensic accounting confGeorgia Southern University invites accountants, educators, investigators, auditors and attorneys to register now for its 7th Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference in Atlanta from May 16 through 18. The 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 has become one of the top conferences of its kind,” said Phil Moore, PKM managing partner. “The latest developments in forensic accounting are important to those who work in the field every day and are also helpful for anyone in a related field who wants to gain insight into this area.”

During the conference, speakers focus on risks posed to businesses of all sizes, from global enterprises to small business. “As business and technology gets more sophisticated, fraud becomes more sophisticated,” said  conference chair J. Charles Williamson, director of Georgia Southern’s Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business. “This year’s conference will offer a wider range of topics for people involved in investigation, prosecution and defense – in other words – those on both sides of the courtroom aisle.”

Topics for the conference include:

  • Hacking and cyber-crime, including external computer breaches

  • Threats involving mobile communication devices

  • Fraud risks in cloud computing

  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

  • International fraud

  • The latest cases of financial statement fraud

  • Expert witnesses in family law

  • Intellectual property valuation

The conference is designed for professionals in a number of specialties, including internal auditors, certified fraud examiners (CFE), certified information systems auditors (CISA), CPAs, civil and criminal attorneys, business executives and college professors.

Approximately 20 CPE hours are available. Early bird rates provide a discount for people who register soon. For more information or to register, visit www.pkm.com/news/fraud-conference.


About PKM
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. PKM provides holistic and growth-driven financial solutions built around understanding clients’ business challenges. For more information, visit www.pkm.com or call 404-588-4200.

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.

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