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        Accounting & Auditing Summit

        Accounting & Auditing Summit

        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.



        • Mark Nigrini, PhD

          Mark NigriniDr. 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
          Joe Oringel

          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.

        Event Details

        • When and Where

          September 9, 2022

          Gogue Performing Arts Center

        • Registration

          The registration fee is $275 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a refreshment break. Early enrollment is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

          Click here for registration. 

        • Discounts
          Registrations received before July 1, 2022, are eligible for a $50 discount. Please use the EARLYBIRD promotional code during payment to receive the discount.
        • Program Schedule**
          Time Event Speaker Location
          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    
          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
          **The School of Accountancy reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or make presenter changes.
        • Refund Policy
          Cancellations received after August 1, 2022 will be charged a $50 processing fee. Refunds cannot be made after September 1, 2022.
        • Substitutions

          There is no charge for substitutions; however, you must notify us at prior to August 20, 2022.

        • Accommodations Policy
          Auburn University is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Requests for accommodation of physical and/or dietary needs should be made at least 30 calendar days in advance of the Summit. Please email your request to Andee Hodo.


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        Andee Hodo

        Andee Hodo

        Director of Graduate and Online Programs