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Driven by the School of Accountancy’s mission, “to advance the field of accounting and prepare tomorrow's accounting leaders", the annual Accounting & Auditing Summit seeks to bring together Master of Accountancy students with CPAs to deliver first-class, relevant continuing education.
Dr. Mark Nigrini is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University. He is the author of Forensic Analytics (Wiley, 2011) which describes tests to detect fraud, errors, estimates, and biases in financial data. He is also the author of Benford's Law (Wiley, 2012). Benford’s Law gives the expected patterns of the digits in tabulated data and it has been used by auditors and scientists to detect anomalies in tabulated data.
His academic papers have been published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, The Journal of Forensic Accounting,The Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, and others. Other applied papers have been published in journals such as Mathematical Geology, and The International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences. His practitioner papers have been published in journals such as Internal Auditor and the Journal of Accountancy. His forensic work has been featured in national media including The Financial Times, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
His radio interviews have included the BBC in London, and NPR in the United States. His television interviews have included appearances on NBC's Extra and The Discovery Channel. He regularly presents professional seminars for accountants and auditors in North America, Europe, and Asia with recent events in Malaysia and Switzerland.
His current research focus is on advanced theoretical work on Benford’s Law, and occupational fraud and the legal process surrounding fraud convictions. In addition to his academic credentials Nigrini is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and his early accounting career included time with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) and as a divisional accountant. He has been called on as an expert witness and has done consulting engagements for organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Burger King, Eaton Corporation, American Airlines, AvalonBay Communities, CaseWare IDEA, and the New York State Comptroller’s Office.
Joe Oringel is a Managing Director at Visual Risk IQ, a risk advisory firm established in 2006 to help audit and compliance professionals see and understand their data. The firm has completed more than 200 successful data analytics and transaction monitoring engagements for clients across diverse industries, including dozens of projects within Higher Education. Visual Risk IQ is a Tableau Alliance partner and IDEA Integration Partner.
Joe has more than twenty-five years of experience in internal auditing, fraud detection, and forensics, including ten years of Big Four assurance and risk advisory services. He earned a BS in Accounting from Louisiana State University, where he took classes in their acclaimed Internal Auditing program. Joe later graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned an MBA. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor and a past president and Board Member of the Charlotte IIA Chapter.
|7:15 – 8:00 a.m.||Registration||Lobby|
|8:00 – 8:05 a.m.||Welcome||Dr. Duane Brandon, Director, School of Accountancy||Woltosz Theater|
|8:05 – 10:05 a.m.||The Fingerprints of Fraud Numbers: Blues Clues for Auditors||Dr. Mark Nigrini||Woltosz Theater|
|10:05 – 10:20 a.m.||Break||Lobby|
|10:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.||Data Analytics and Visual Reporting Fundamentals for Finance and Audit Professionals||Joe Oringel||Woltosz Theater|
|12:20 – 1:30 p.m.||Lunch||Amphitheatre at the City of Auburn Lawn and Porch|
|1:30 – 3:30 p.m.||Benford's Law: The Facts, the Fun, and the Future||Dr. Mark Nigrini||Woltosz Theater|
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