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Schneider Downs Invites You to Our Corporate Corruption and Fraud Prevention Seminar

Risk Advisory/Internal Audit

By Mark Shumaker

Schneider Downs’ Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services practice Shareholder Donald R. Owens will host a Corporate Corruption and Fraud Prevention Seminar at the Hilton Columbus at Easton on Thursday, January 16, from 7:30 until 11:45 a.m. This free seminar will provide attendees with in-depth insight into corruption and fraud risks common to organizations and how to combat the threats through sound prevention and detection practices. This course is designed for those in the position of CAE, CFO, CIO or CRO and loss prevention and third-party risk managers. 

The misconduct at some corporations may no longer surprise you. Corruption and fraud are spreading. Organizations must be committed to reducing their liability and risk. “An effective compliance program is a critical component of a company’s ability to fight fraud and corruption,” states Don Owens, Schneider Downs Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services Shareholder.

“I strongly encourage the CAE, CFO, CIO, CRO, risk manager and chief legal counsel of your organization to attend,” Mr. Owens said, “A strong internal compliance program should be an integrated part of corporate governance and responsibility.”

Session Topics and Speakers:

Schneider Downs Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services Shareholder Don Owens, CPA, CFF, CIA will present a one-hour session titled “Mitigating Corporate Corruption and Fraud.” This session will explore indicators of corporate fraud and how applying the Three S's (Segregation, Supervision, and a dose of professional Skepticism) can keep companies out of harm's way.  Don will also demonstrate how a simple lack of due diligence can evolve into significant corporate fraud. 

Schneider Downs' Technology Advisors Shareholder Eric Wright, CPA will discuss regulatory changes that have taken place in today's environment and how they impact your organization in a 50-minute session titled “Impact of Regulations on IT.” This session will discuss the compliance requirements imposed by various regulatory agencies and the role that the IT auditor plays.

Of counsel with Kegler Brown Hill and Ritter, Luis M. Alcalde focuses his practice on the firm's global business, corporate investigations and litigation areas and will be presenting “Managing and Responding to International Business Risks.” Mr. Alcalde will discuss international corporate investigations involving FCPA, corporate ethics and other regulatory matters.

Event details

  • Date: January 16, 2014
  • Location:
    Hilton Columbus at Easton
    3900 Chagrin Drive
    Columbus, OH 43219
  • Time:
    7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
    8:00 - 11:45 a.m. Corporate Corruption and Fraud Prevention Seminar
  • Credits: 4 
  • Cost: Free  
  • RSVPRegister here, or contact Lindsay Brooks at (614) 586-7202.

*Registrations are limited to four attendees per company due to space limitations.

Schedule

  • 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome - Don Owens  
  • 8:10 - 9:00 a.m.Impact of Regulations on IT - Eric Wright
  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Mitigating Corporate Corruption and Fraud - Don Owens
  • 10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
  • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Managing and Responding to International Business Risks - Luis Alcalde
  • 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Open Discussion?

 

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