Forensic Accounting and the Bank Secrecy Act Conference

Forensic Accounting and the Bank Secrecy Act Conference – Deerfield Beach, Florida – February 9-10, 2017

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Inspector General and Florida Atlantic University, Center for Forensic Accounting, this conference will focus on the Bank Secrecy Act as related to forensic accounting and the importance of the forensic financial and law enforcement communities working together to combat fraud and conduct anti-money laundering activities.

Speakers will include members from components of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and private sector forensic accountants culminating in case studies of high profile cases.  Please see the accompanying agenda and registration form.

UPDATE: The conference has now been approved by ACAMS for 9 CAMS of continuing education units.

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Conference Agenda

Thursday, February 9, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome

Dr. Michael Crain

Director

Center for Forensic Accounting

College of Business

Florida Atlantic University

Jerry Marshall

Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

United States Department of the Treasury – Office of Inspector General (TOIG)

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Office of the Comptroller of Currency

Topic: Functions of the OCC as related to BSA/AML

Jim Vivenzio, Senior Counsel

BSA/AML

9:45 a.m. – 10:00  a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Banks/Law Enforcement:

What you can and cannot do

Topic: BSA/AML as related to Fraud Investigation

Paula Liss, Senior Special Agent 

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Treasury Check Identification Methods

Topic: Treasury Check Identification and Fraud Prevention

Wayne Everrett, Document Analyst

United States Treasury

Bureau of Fiscal Service

12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Suspension and Debarment/Qui Tams/False Claims

Topic: Office of Inspector General functions explained as related to whistle blower protections, False Claims Act and QuiTams filings.

Richard Delmar

Treasury Office of Inspector General

Office of Counsel

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Office of Foreign Asset Control

                                           Topic: Functions of OFAC as related to AML

Timothy Smith, Senior Enforcement Officer

Office of Foreign Asset Control

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Sovereign Citizen Movements and Financial Fraud

Topic: Financial Fraud related to the Sovereign Citizen Movement

Dan Harding, Special Agent 

Treasury Office of Inspector General

Office of Investigation

5:00 p.m. Reception

Friday, February 10, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Case Study: Rothstein Ponzi Scheme

Topic: Forensic Accounting and the RRA Ponzi Scheme

Joel Glick, CPA

Berkowitz Pollack Brant

Isaac Marcushamer, Esq.

Berger Singerman

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Case Study: Corruption Involving a Consumer Perishables Company

Topic: Forensic Accounting and fraud involving kick-backs, the black market and embezzlement.         

Ivan Garces, CPA and Jason Chorlins, CPA

Kaufman Rossin

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Case Study: Gulf Coast Recovery Fund

Topic: Treasury OIG Office of Audit Programs

Kieu Rubb

Audit Director

United States Department of the Treasury

Office of Inspector General

Office of Audit

Todd McGee, CFE

Auditor

United States Department of the Treasury

Office of Inspector General

Office of Audit

12:00 Closing


The Registration fee is $150.00, ($200.00 after January 30, 2017).

Attendees receive 585 minutes (11 hours based on 50 minutes per continuing education hour) for continuing education/ training for attending the full conference. Florida Atlantic University will issue a certificate of attendance. CPAs: See NASBA guidelines for claiming CPE hours for university non-credit courses. Update: The conference has been approved by ACAMS for 9 CAMS of continuing education units.

No refunds can be given after January 30, 2017, substitutions are allowed.  Each attendee must complete a registration form either online or by mail. Registration is not complete until the form and registration fee are received.

For questions about the conference please contact either Dr. Michael Crain, Florida Atlantic University, Center for Forensic Accounting, 954-236-1066 (michael.crain@fau.edu) or Special Agent Chris Hersey, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Inspector General 202-322-9472 (herseyc@oig.treas.gov).

Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach, 2096 NE 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 (www.wyndhamdeerfieldresort.com). Room rates for the nights of February 8-9, 2017 are $200 per night plus taxes and hotel fees. Check out is on February 10th, 2017. Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling the toll-free Central Reservations Department at 1-800-426-0084. Please use Reservation number 02086783UN when registering to obtain the special rate.  Conference is under the name United States Department of the Treasury.

Directions to the Hotel

From the Miami/ Fort Lauderdale area – Take I-95 North to Exit 42 (Hillsboro Blvd. East).  Proceed East over the Intracoastal Waterway, make a left turn at the light. Proceed north on A1A, follow curve to the hotel.

From West Palm Beach and points North Take I-95 South to Exit 42, (Hillsboro Blvd.) Left to Hillsboro Blvd Follow directions above. Hotel main entrance faces the ocean.

Parking

Hotel has valet services available for $17.00 a day, self parking $14.00 a day.  Limited street parking is available.  There is also a large parking deck with hourly rates approximately two blocks from the on AIA.

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Click Here to Download Registration Form

Click Here to Download Conference Agenda PDF

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About the Author:

Dr. Michael Crain
I have been associated with FAU since 2008, initially as an adjunct and then full-time faculty starting in 2016. I am both an academic and for over 30 years a practitioner. I have a Doctor of Business Administration (finance) degree from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (England) and an MBA and BA Accounting degrees from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant (Florida) and practitioner in business valuation and forensic accounting in my consulting. I am a senior advisor to Miami-based accounting firm Kaufman Rossin in the forensic accounting and valuation areas. I am a co-author or contributing author of six texts on business valuation or forensic accounting. I have written extensively in practitioner journals such as the Journal of Accountancy and taught CPAs on valuation and forensic accounting at national and state conferences and seminars. I am a past chair of the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) business valuation committee serving for three years. I have certifications in valuation and investment analysis: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute) and Accredited in Business Valuation (AICPA). I am also a Certified Fraud Examiner (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). I have received several awards including the AICPA Lawler Award presented by the AIPCA’s Journal of Accountancy for best article of the year and AICPA’s Sustained Contribution Award, and have been inducted into the AICPA’s Business Valuation Hall of Fame.

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