Georgia Southern University’s Sixth Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference


Corporate crime fighters from around the country will head to Savannah this May for the Sixth Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference.

The yearly event attracts investigators, accountants, academics, attorneys, journalists and others who want the latest information about fighting fraud and white collar crime. Georgia Southern University’s Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business will host the conference, with Atlanta-based accounting firm Porter Keadle Moore, LLP as the primary conference sponsor.

This year’s keynote speaker is Pat Huddleston, CEO of Investor’s Watchdog, an investor protection company that performs investigations for pension funds, endowments, businesses and individuals. Huddleston spent several years as Enforcement Branch Chief for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, leading a team of attorneys investigating scams, insider trading and financial misconduct. He is also the author of “The Vigilant Investor: A Former SEC Enforcer Reveals How to Fraud-Proof Your Investments.”

Topics will include India’s Satyam Fraud, body language and non-verbal communication, shell companies, avoiding fraud in small business, financial search warrants, data analysis, continuous monitoring, ethics, teaching forensic accounting to students and establishing a forensic accounting practice.

The conference will take place May 15 through 17 at the Hilton DeSoto in Savannah’s Historic District. The event is sponsored by PKM and hosted by the Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business at Georgia Southern University.

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