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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 cutting edge, relevant continuing education.
Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope is the Dr. Barry Jay Epstein Endowed Professor of Accounting at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Pope is a nationally recognized expert in risk, forensic accounting, and white-collar crime research, and an award-winning educator, researcher, author, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. She’s the author of Fool Me Once: Scams, Stories, and Secrets from the Trillion Dollar Fraud Industry (Harvard Business Review Press, March 2023). Pope teaches managerial and forensic accounting both at the undergraduate and graduate level.
In 2023 and 2020, the AICPA and the CPA Practice Advisor named Dr. Pope among the top 25 most powerful women in accounting. Her area of expertise lies in understanding and identifying financial fraud risk within financial statements, assessing corporate culture and compliance systems designed to confront internal control challenges. Pope's research on executive misconduct culminated in directing and producing the award-winning documentary, All the Queen's Horses which explores the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. Pope’s TED Talk entitled "How Whistle-blowers Shape History” has been viewed over 1.6 million times, translated into 20 languages, and serves as a resource to help organizations and individuals embrace internal whistleblowing.
Pope currently serves on the board of directors for the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) and chairs its audit committee. Pope is a former director and finance committee chair for Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, former director of the Illinois CPA Society, and former member of the governing council for American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Pope is a frequent international speaker to numerous corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies. Pope has appeared on news outlets such as CNBC, the BBC, and WGN-TV offering commentary on fraud, risk, and ethics. Additionally, Pope has appeared in publications such as Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, CFO Drive, Accounting Today, Forbes, The Washington Post, and The Daily Beast discussing fraud and the need for sound internal controls. Pope has earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from North Carolina A&T State University and her master’s in accountancy and doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech. Pope resides in the Chicagoland area.
Michael L. Brand is currently a partner in the firm of BMSS, LLC working out of their Huntsville, AL office. He has been in the practice of public accounting for over 33 years. During those years he has been involved in all aspects of public accounting, with an emphasis in providing accounting, audit, and review services and peer reviews. He also teaches continuing education classes across the country, for which he has received the AICPA and ASCPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award multiple times; and has spoken at several conferences nationwide and overseas.
Mike is a member of the AICPA’s PCPS Technical Issues Committee, past chair of the ASCPA Board of Directors; current co-chair of the AICPA’s ENGAGE conference; and current chair of the steering committee for National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Technical Symposium at ENGAGE. He also serves as a committee member of the Partners in Peer Review of the ASCPA. He also serves on the Accounting Advisory Council for the University of North Alabama. Previously, he was chair of the Accounting and Review Services Committee, on the Professional Ethics Executive Committee, Peer Review Board, Joint Trial Board, and Quality Control Standards Task Force of the AICPA.
Mike received his B.S. in accounting from the University of North Alabama.
August 18, 2023
Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National
3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail
Opelika, AL 36801
The registration fee is $300 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a refreshment break. Early enrollment is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.
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|7:15 – 8:00 a.m.||Registration||Lobby|
|8:00 – 8:05 a.m.||Welcome||Dr. Jonathan Stanley, Acting Director, School of Accountancy||Ballroom|
|8:05 – 9:35 a.m.||Fool Me Once: Scams, Stories, and Secrets from the Trillion-Dollar Fraud Industry||Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope||
|9:35 – 9:50 a.m.||Break|
|9:50 – 11:20 a.m.||
Screening of All the Queen’s Horses with Q&A
|Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope||Ballroom|
|11:20 – 12:30 p.m.||Lunch||Ballroom|
|12:30 – 2:00 p.m.||Fireside Chat||Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope||Ballroom|
2:00 - 2:15
|2:15 - 3:45 p.m.||A&A Update||Michael Brand, CPA||Ballroom|
There is no charge for substitutions; however, you must notify us at email@example.com prior to August 15, 2023.
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