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Accounting Fraud & SEC Investigations: What Every Company Needs To Know in 2019

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET)
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Add Reminder to My Calendar 04/23/2019 11:00 am 04/23/2019 1:30 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: Accounting Fraud & SEC Investigations: What Every Company Needs To Know in 2019 The event starts in an hour. If you have not registered, please go to the link below to sign up today.https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=106059\r\n Although accounting enforcement cases at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decreased in 2018, companies should not keep their guards down. The drop in the number of cases doesn’t mean that enforcement has weakened. Budgets, timing, and prioritizing more important cases over smaller ones, could be factors. The recent cases brought by the SEC imply its continued focus on accounting fraud, with heightened enforcement on individual accountability. Areas of focus include overstated assets, misrepresented key metrics, and misleading disclosures. \n \nCompanies must keep themselves updated with the emerging trends and developments to be able to devise effective compliance strategies and, thus, avoid fines and lawsuits in 2019. \n \nListen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the latest and emerging issues in accounting fraud & SEC investigations. Speakers, among other things, will provide practical compliance strategies for 2019 in light of the recent trends’ implications. \n \nThis LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key provisions: \n \n \n Recent SEC Enforcement Trends \n Notable Cases \n Areas of Focus \n Best Compliance Practices \n Enforcement Outlook \n \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/accounting-fraud-sec-investigations-3/

Online CLE Accounting Fraud

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Accounting Fraud Webinar. Although accounting enforcement cases at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decreased in 2018, companies should not keep their guards down. The drop in the number of cases doesn’t mean that enforcement has weakened. Budgets, timing, and prioritizing more important cases over smaller ones, could be factors. The recent cases brought by the SEC imply its continued focus on accounting fraud, with heightened enforcement on individual accountability. Areas of focus include overstated assets, misrepresented key metrics, and misleading disclosures.

Companies must keep themselves updated with the emerging trends and developments to be able to devise effective compliance strategies and, thus, avoid fines and lawsuits in 2019.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the latest and emerging issues in accounting fraud & SEC investigations. Speakers, among other things, will provide practical compliance strategies for 2019 in light of the recent trends’ implications.

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key provisions:

  • Recent SEC Enforcement Trends
  • Notable Cases
  • Areas of Focus
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • Enforcement Outlook

Who Should Attend

  • CFOs
  • Finance Management Executives
  • Controllers
  • CPAs
  • Auditors
  • Financial Fraud Practicing Lawyers
  • Fraud Monitoring Officers
  • Fraud Analysts
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
  • Public Companies
  • Other Interested Professionals

Faculty

Online CLE Accounting Fraud
Anthony Lendez
Partner
BDO USA, LLP
Online CLE Accounting Fraud
Thomas Terranova
Managing Director
BDO USA, LLP
Online CLE Accounting Fraud
Christine M. Genaitis, CIPP/E
Counsel
Dentons

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Online CLE Accounting Fraud

SEGMENT 1:
Anthony Lendez,
 Partner
BDO USA, LLP

AND 

Thomas Terranova, Managing Director
BDO USA, LLP

  • Accounting and Disclosure Fraud Topics
  • Accounting and Disclosure Fraud Cases
  • Risk Factors
    • Lack appropriate tone at the top
    • Highly competitive industries
    • Poor internal control systems
  • Best Practices
    • Set and monitor the appropriate tone at the top
    • Business ethics training
    • Monitor and investigate hotline tips/activity

SEGMENT 2:
Christine M. Genaitis, CIPP/E, 
Counsel
Dentons

  • Continued Focus on Individual Accountability 
  • Investigations brought pursuant to the Accounting Provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 
  • Aggressive Pursuit of Auditor Misconduct

Online CLE Accounting Fraud

Online CLE Accounting Fraud

Anthony LendezPartnerBDO USA, LLP

Anthony Lendez is a Partner in BDO’s New York office. With over thirty-five years of experience, he directs the Forensic Accounting & Investigations practice, encompassing securities litigation, monitorships, accountants’ professional liability, corporate investigations, white collar criminal matters, anti-money laundering compliance, and investigative due diligence. Prior to joining BDO Advisory, he was a Partner in BDO’s National Assurance Department, a Technical Manager for the SEC Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and an Audit Manager at a big four accounting firm.

Anthony assists companies with matters involving alleged financial statement irregularities, management fraud, and compliance issues, and accounting firms with claims arising from professional liability cases. He has led numerous high-profile securities litigation cases, monitorships, investigations, and accountants’ professional liability matters involving the application of accounting principles, compliance requirements, and auditing standards. He is currently the lead BDO partner assisting the Monitor overseeing the historic National Mortgage Settlement involving the nation’s largest banks. He is also working with monitors overseeing the JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs RMBS settlements; the JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo USTP settlements; the Flagstar Bank CFPB settlement; and the monitorship of Western Union’s anti-money laundering settlement. He has also led the independent investigations of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, New Century Financial Corporation, the American Red Cross, and AOL/Time Warner. He has testified before the International Court of Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association, district courts, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, served as an arbitrator, and presented findings to the SEC, the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general, the CFPB, and audit committees. He also helps BDO’s audit teams identify areas susceptible to fraud risks and develop audit procedures in response to those risks.

 As a member of BDO’s National Assurance Department, Anthony developed BDO’s audit and accounting guidance and training, and responded to inquiries involving the application of audit, accounting, financial reporting, compliance, and Firm policy matters. As a Technical Manager for the SEC Practice Section, he investigated alleged audit failures, including matters related to the financial institution failures resulting from the 1980s S&L crisis. As an audit manager, Anthony conducted audits of retail, manufacturing, banking, healthcare, wholesale, construction, non-profit, and service entities.

Online CLE Accounting Fraud

Thomas TerranovaManaging DirectorBDO USA, LLP

Mr. Terranova is a Managing Director within the Forensic Accounting and Investigations group of BDO Advisory, a division of BDO USA, LLP. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant with over eighteen years of experience in public accounting. Mr. Terranova advises counsel and accounting firms in the defense of accountants’ professional liability malpractice claims, conducts internal corporate investigations relating to alleged financial reporting irregularities, advises companies and their counsel on complex accounting and financial reporting disputes that are the subject of securities litigation, and directs other forensic accounting matters.

Mr. Terranova advises counsel on behalf of Big Four accounting firms as well as national, regional, and local accounting organizations on the evaluation of allegations pertaining to violations of professional standards, including generally accepted auditing standards and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board standards. Tom analyzes malpractice claims and identifies potential defenses and weaknesses, writes expert reports, assists counsel in drafting court filings, and prepares experts for deposition and trial testimony.

Mr. Terranova also works with counsel on behalf of audit committees to investigate allegations of financial reporting irregularities and allegations of management fraud and abuse and other alleged illegal acts. Tom conducts interviews of witnesses, advises counsel on the application of generally accepted accounting principles and relevant technical accounting guidance, as well as Securities and Exchange Commission accounting rules and regulations, and presents findings to audit committees and other parties.

Mr. Terranova also advises companies and their counsel in connection with securities litigation matters that involve complex accounting and financial reporting issues. Tom has significant experience evaluating accounting issues and the application of generally accepted accounting principles related to revenue recognition, variable interest entities, related party transactions, business combinations, accounts receivable and related reserves, internal-use software, contingencies, investments, multiple-element arrangements, and internal control matters.

Tom has a wide-array of industry experience which includes software, insurance, medical devices, banking, pharmaceutical, technology, financial services, and manufacturing.

Online CLE Accounting Fraud

Christine M. Genaitis, CIPP/ECounselDentons

Online CLE Accounting Fraud

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast; Group-Internet Based

Prerequisite:
   NONE

Course Code:
   147943

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

NASBA Field of Study:
   Accounting

Total Credits:
    1.5 NASBA-CPE

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The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

BDO delivers assurance, tax, and advisory services to clients of all sizes – across industries, throughout the country, and around the globe. With a network spanning more than 160 countries worldwide, BDO is the 5th largest global network of public accounting firms. It’s our people, the knowledge they bring to engagements, their commitment to quality service, and the candid relationships they develop with clients that has made BDO the distinctive choice for professional accounting services for more than 100 years.

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