Total Credits: 19.5
Welcome to the ACPEN Fraud Micro-Credential. In order to successfully complete this program, there are 5 required sessions and a final exam to test competency. The sessions run from August of 2023 through end of December of 2023. The sessions are scheduled with a variety of dates and times, so you can select the days that work with your schedule.
This group of courses will address the following concepts:
In addition to the microcredential, the successful completion of this program will award 17.5 hours of CPE in the applicable NASBA field of study. Course titles will include: Prevention & Detection of Fraud In Small Businesses, Auditing for Fraud, Expense and Payroll Fraud, ACPEN Signature 2023: Business Fraud Update and Managing the Risk of Fraud, Accounting Fraud & Embezzlement: Case Studies from the Trenches, Was It Fraud or Just Poor Audit Quality?
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Paul Coggins, JD, is a partner at Locke Lord LLP, where he co-chairs the firm’s national White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice. Paul served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas from 1993 to 2001 and as the president of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys from 2019 to 2021. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and both a B.A. and a Diploma in Law from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, before graduating from Harvard Law School.
Paul is a former radio host, a published author, a frequent speaker, and is involved in numerous public service organizations. Paul’s most recent novel (The Eye of the Tigress) was released in August 2021. His third Cash McCahill book (Chasing the Chameleon) is due out next year.
Mr. Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM, presently serves as the Director of the Division of Municipal Audit for the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Tennessee. The Division is responsible for the annual audit of all municipalities, utility districts, school activity and cafeteria funds, housing authorities, certain not-for-profit organizations and other quasi-governmental entities in the State of Tennessee. In addition, the Divisions staff conducts numerous audits for fraud, waste and abuse each year.
From the beginning of his career with a national accounting firm, through the last 37 years of involvement with the audits of all forms of governmental entities, he brings a wealth of practical experience to his presentations. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Mr. Dycus is a frequent guest speaker/lecturer for various college business/accounting classes, professional associations, local, state and national conferences and not-for-profit organizations. In 1996, the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi presented him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his support of the WKU Accounting Department.
A 1986 graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, Mr. Dycus is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he previously served on the Members in Government Committee, the Ad Hoc CPE Curriculum Task Force on Government and the National CPE Curriculum Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Government Accountants, where he previously served as chapter president; the Government Finance Officers Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, where he also served as chapter president and is a former member of both the Associations Board of Regent and ACFE Foundation as well as a member of their instructor faculty on a national basis. In June, 2005, the Middle Tennessee Chapter honored him with the designation of president emeritus in recognition of his longstanding contributions to the chapter.
For the last several years, Mr. Dycus has developed and/or conducted training programs in all fifty states, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada and Europe, for organizations such as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; numerous state CPA societies; the Government Finance Officers Association; the Association of Government Accountants; the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers; Westcott Communications, Inc.; the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe; New York Presbyterian Hospital; IBM; HCA; NYC Presbyterian Hospital, Saturn, Inc.; the US Department of Labor; the Government Accountability Office; the Internal Revenue Service; Bisk Education, Inc.; Nichols Education, Inc.; numerous state audit organizations and individual professional firms. He is a frequent speaker at various professional conferences, both on a local and national level.
In 1989 and again in 1997, he was the recipient of the AGA's, National Education and Training Award and has been presented with several Outstanding Discussion Leader Awards by both the Tennessee and Florida Societies of Certified Public Accountants. In 1998 he was honored with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Distinguished Achievement Award for his meritorious service in the detection and deterrence of fraud and in 2001 was one of only three individuals to receive the designation as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in recognition for his contribution to expanding the Associations body of knowledge toward the detection of fraud. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Tennessee Society of CPAs first ever, Outstanding CPA in Government Award and in 2004 received the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Outstanding CFE in Government Award. In 2009 he was recognized as a Friend of the Association by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts for his contribution to the utility industry in Tennessee. This was only the second such recognition the association had made in its 52 year history.
In addition, he has authored articles on auditing for fraud for national publications.
Dave Cotton is chairman of Cotton & Company LLP, Certified Public Accountants, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The firm was founded in 1981 and has a practice concentration in assisting Federal and State government agencies, inspectors general, and government grantees and contractors with a variety of government program-related assurance and advisory services. Cotton & Company has performed grant and contract, indirect cost rate, financial statement, financial related, and performance audits for more than two dozen Federal inspectors general as well as numerous other Federal and State organizations, programs, activities, and functions.
Cotton & Company’s Federal agency audit clients have included the U.S. Government Accountability Office, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Millennium Challenge Corporation, U.S. Marshals Service, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Cotton & Company also assists numerous Federal agencies in preparing financial statements and improving financial management, accounting, and internal control systems.
Dave received a BS in mechanical engineering (1971) and an MBA in management science and labor relations (1972) from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. He also pursued graduate studies in accounting and auditing at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (1977 to 1978). He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).
Dave served on the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards (the Council advises the United States Comptroller General on promulgation of Government Auditing Standards—GAO’s yellow book) from 2006 to 2009. He served on the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Anti-Fraud Programs and Controls Task Force and co-authored Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide. He served on the American Institute of CPAs Anti-Fraud Task Force and co-authored Management Override: The Achilles Heel of Fraud Prevention. Dave is the past-chair of the AICPA Federal Accounting and Auditing Subcommittee and has served on the AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee and the Government Technical Standards Subcommittee of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee. Dave chaired the Fraud Risk Management Task Force, sponsored by COSO and ACFE and is a principal author of the COSO-ACFE Fraud Risk Management Guide.
Dave served on the board of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and on the VSCPA Litigation Services, Professional Ethics, Quality Review, and Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committees. He is a member of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and past-advisory board chairman and past-president of the AGA Northern Virginia Chapter and currently serves on the AGA Professional Ethics Board. He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Dave has testified as an expert in governmental accounting, auditing, and fraud issues before the United States Court of Federal Claims and other administrative and judicial bodies.
Dave has spoken frequently on cost accounting, professional ethics, and auditor fraud detection responsibilities under SAS 99, Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit. He has been an instructor for the George Washington University masters of accountancy program (Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting), and has instructed for the George Mason University Small Business Development Center (Fundamentals of Accounting for Government Contracts).
Dave was the recipient of the ACFE 2018 Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Award (“presented to a CFE who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fraud examination … based on their contributions to the ACFE, to the profession, and to the community”); AGA’s 2012 Educator Award (“to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the education and training of government financial managers”); and AGA’s 2006 Barr Award (“to recognize the cumulative achievements of private sector individuals who throughout their careers have served as a role model for others and who have consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards”).
Vincent Walden, CPA, CFE, is CEO of KonaAI, specializing in forensic data analytics, continuous controls monitoring, anti-bribery & corruption analytics and compliance. His primary area of concentration is in providing leading technology and perspectives on both proactive compliance programs and reactive investigations and is 2022’s CFE of the Year by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Prior to leading KonaAI as their CEO, he was a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, and a partner at Ernst & Young’s Forensic & Integrity Services Practice in Dallas, New York and Atlanta. Before EY, he worked at KPMG and Arthur Andersen. During his career, he also served as President and CFO of a privately-funded Internet company, which was subsequently sold to a Fortune 500 Company.
As an industry thought leader, Mr. Walden sits on Compliance Week’s Advisory Board and is featured in many publications including Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The Economist. He is a regular columnist for FRAUD Magazine and writes about anti-fraud innovation. As part of COSO’s Anti-Fraud Task Force, Mr. Walden co-authored its “Fraud Risk Management Guide”, which was released in September 2016 and is being updated in 2022. He also hosts a bi-weekly podcast show, “The Walden Pond”, which focuses on compliance innovation and is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School teaching on compliance technology & innovation.
Kevin M. Rockecharlie, CISA, is a former Partner/Principal of Information Technology Assurance Services for CohnReznick, LLP in Dallas, TX. Kevin has more
than 20+ years of experience providing assurance and consulting services to a wide range of industries working with both public and privately held companies.
Kevin’s expertise includes implementing technical accounting guidance such as ASC 606 (Revenue Recognition), implementing artificial intelligence in financial audits, configuration of financial systems, development of data analytics, evaluating and recommending cybersecurity controls as well as performing information technology audits. Kevin has held positions at Accenture, Protiviti, Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia) and Dell Computer.
Kevin graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. He also holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Information Management as well as a Master of Business Administration.
Sandra Johnigan is a CPA, Certified in Financial Forensics, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She currently serves as an Editorial Advisor to the Journal of Accountancy. She served a four-year term, completed in 2016, as a member of the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). She is also one of the principal authors of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO) Fraud Risk Management Guide. The Guide is intended to serve as best practices guidance for organizations when implementing the COSO fraud risk assessment principle.
Ms. Johnigan is engaged by public companies in civil litigation involving internal controls, disclosures, fraud and accounting issues in SEC filings. Engagements by accounting firms have included the application of auditing standards and accounting principles to a wide variety of issues, including internal controls, allowance for loan losses, financial instruments, revenue recognition and detection of fraud. She has also been engaged by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to her current consulting, Ms. Johnigan was an audit partner with EY, where she served as the National Office Chair of both the Thrift Industry Group and Real Estate Industry Group, and Co-Chair of the Financial Services Group. She previously was chair of the AICPA Forensic & Litigation Services Committee and served on the AICPA Council and the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee.
Ms. O’Connor is Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services of Sikich LLP specializing in forensic consulting in litigation and fraud matters for corporations, municipalities, and schools.
Ms. O’Connor has provided litigation consulting and expert witness testimony to Federal, State, and local jurisdictions across the United States and internationally. She routinely works with companies and organizations to solve issues related to employee dishonesty and to provide independent support for insurance claims, civil litigation, and restitution matters.
Becoming a Partner of Sikich LLP in 2010, she was formerly employed by the international forensic accounting firm of RGL, Inc., and Deloitte. She holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from Georgia State University, Atlanta. She also holds a certificate in internal controls from the University of Georgia, Athens.
Chad Francis, CPA, CFE, is a Senior Manager in EY’s Forensic & Integrity Services practice in Dallas, Texas. Chad specializes in conducting complex
investigations concerning fraud and other sensitive matters, often stemming from government enforcement or whistleblower allegations.
For the last five years, his primary focus has been in the sanctions and export control space, conducting investigations and assessing compliance programs across the world. That work frequently brought him to China and Russia as those regions became more and more of a focal point. Chad also serves in expert consulting roles in legal matters arising from M&A transactions, class actions, and contract disputes.
Chad utilizes a combination of forensic data analysis and traditional investigation techniques to assist companies and legal counsel all around the world. He has conducted on-the-ground investigations in over 20 countries across five continents and has led teams operating in many more. Chad is experienced in managing large, multi- dimensional projects that require coordination across many parts of an organization and involve 100+ professionals. Chad serves as a guest lecturer at universities on topics related to fraud investigation, and he also presents on related topics at industry conferences.
Alan M. Buie, JD, is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Texas, assigned to the Austin office. After graduating from law school in 1992, he clerked for a judge for two years and then spent six years in private practice in Washington, DC.
Alan entered government service in the Fort Worth office of the SEC in 2000 and served there as an enforcement attorney until 2005. In 2005, he became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, assigned to the Fort Worth Office, and served there until 2008. From 2008 to 2012, Alan served in the Dallas office as the corporate and securities fraud AUSA for the Northern District of Texas.
In 2012, Alan began serving in his current position, where he represents the government in criminal cases in federal district court, with a particular emphasis on investment fraud and other financial crimes.
Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA, is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She received Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Baylor University, and a Master of Legal Letters (LL.M.) degree specializing in Taxation from the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Professor McLeod has also studied British and Art History at the University of Sussex, England.
Prior to joining the UNT faculty in 2010, Professor McLeod held the position of Director of Tax Planning and IRS Audits for Lehigh Hanson North America, a major manufacturer of cement, aggregates and other building materials. Her practice included both federal and international tax planning. Professor McLeod also spent thirteen years specializing in Tax Planning with the JCPenney Corporation, Inc., and two years with Deloitte & Touche in Dallas.
Professor McLeod has taught at the university level graduate classes on Ethics, Tax Research, Multi-jurisdictional Taxation and Corporate Income Tax. She also lectures in Financial Accounting and Individual Taxation on an undergraduate level. She has taught at the UNT College of Law as adjunct faculty and works part-time at the law firm of Grable Martin Fulton, PLLC. Since 2011, Professor McLeod has been honored to present live and on-line ethics CPE classes to CPAs across the nation. She also serves as an expert witness in accounting malpractice cases and maintains a small private practice serving individuals and small businesses. Professor McLeod has also taught at the University of North Texas College of Law as adjunct faculty. She is currently serving on the Professional Ethics Committee of the Texas Society of CPAs.
Professor McLeod is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since 1992 and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993.
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ACPEN Signature 2023: Business Fraud Update and Managing the Risk of Fraud
David Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM Vincent Walden, CPA, CFE Paul Coggins, JD
Sandra Johnigan, CPA Mr. Dennis Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM Mary O'Connor, CPA Chad Francis, CPA, CFE Kevin Rockecharlie, CISA Alan Buie, JD
|Total Credits: 8 including 8 Auditing- Technical||Live Webcast Replay||8 Hours||More info »|
Was It Fraud or Just Poor Audit Quality?
David Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM
|Total Credits: 1.5 including 1 Auditing (Governmental) - Technical , .5 Accounting (Governmental) - Technical||Live Webcast Replay||1.5 Hour||More info »|
Inventory, Expense and Payroll Fraud
Dennis Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM
|Total Credits: 2 including 2 Auditing- Technical||Live Webcast Replay||2 Hours||More info »|
Prevention & Detection of Fraud In Small Businesses
Dennis Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM
|Total Credits: 4 including 4 Auditing- Technical||Live Webcast Replay||4 Hours||More info »|
Auditing For Fraud
Dennis Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM
|Total Credits: 2 including 2 Auditing- Technical||Live Webcast Replay||2 Hours||More info »|
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