Georgia Southern University Co-Hosts Fraud & Forensic Accounting Education Conference

The College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University together with accounting firm Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) will host the 2014 Fraud & Forensic Accounting Education Conference May 15 and 16 in Savannah, Georgia. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Savannah’s West Bay Street.

Topics will include the global financing of terrorism, cyber assaults, trends in white collar crime, investigative techniques, ethics, using new technology and real CSI techniques to catch and prosecute financial crime, and the potential for abuse with cryptocurrency (including bitcoins) and eBay mystery auctions.

“Fraud’s a moving target; the bad guys are always trying to stay a step ahead,” said conference chair J. Charles Williamson, director of Georgia Southern’s Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business in the University’s School of Accountancy. “It’s not the same criminals doing the same things year after year. That’s why we’re bringing a mostly new slate of speakers to keep investigators, accountants, educators and attorneys up-to-date and ready to head off the worst threats.

Speakers at breakout sessions include the former Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Air Force, former federal investigators, technology experts and professors from a dozen universities nationwide.

The event is for executives, internal auditors, certified fraud examiners (CFE), certified information systems auditors (CISA), CPAs, civil and criminal attorneys, educators, compliance experts, consultants and for anyone involved in fighting financial crime.

“This is one of the most valuable and unique conferences in the country for people in the area of fighting fraud,” said PKM Managing Partner Phil Moore. “We hope to see as many people as possible in beautiful Savannah.”

Additional sponsors include Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, accountants and business advisors.

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Savannah’s West Bay Street. For more information, and to register, visit www.pkm.com/events/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, not just their accounting issues. The firm develops deep relationships with clients over years, so that working together is a positive, accretive experience for both parties. For more information, visit www.pkm.com or call 404-588-4200.

About Georgia Southern
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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