8th Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference
About the Primary Sponsor, Porter Keadle Moore
Founded in 1977, Porter Keadle Moore has grown into one of the most respected accounting and advisory firms in the country. Once known as a community banking firm, PKM now represents leading corporations in the financial, insurance, technology, biological science and government service arenas. PKM provides holistic and growth-driven financial solutions built around understanding clients’ business challenges, not just their accounting issues. The firm develops deep relationships with clients over years, so that working together is a positive, accretive experience for both parties.
About the Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference
The Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference is an annual not-for-profit event designed to educate professionals in the fields of fraud examination and forensic accounting. Each year, an audience of approximately 200 attendees earn as many as 16 hours of continuing education credit (CPE) over a two day period. Speakers include 30-35 national experts comprised of educators, practitioners, government representatives, law enforcement officials, and authors who present best practices gained over years of experience in the industry. Speakers volunteer their time to present their employment, consulting, teaching and research knowledge to attendees from a wide range of backgrounds including Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs), Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), attorneys, internal auditors and a variety of other professions.
About Georgia Southern University, the School of Accountancy and the Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business
The School of Accountancy at Georgia Southern University is AACSB accredited. This accreditation supports the national distinction for the quality of the school’s higher education programs. These programs consist of an interdisciplinary undergraduate-level fraud examination minor as well as a graduate-level forensic accounting concentration. Georgia Southern’s Journal of Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business has been accepted as a peer-reviewed journal by Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities and is listed in many search engines as a recognized and reliable source.
Georgia Southern University’s Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business has started the process of reaching out to returning speakers, and is scouring the country for dynamic practitioners and academia to discuss a variety of “colorful” and cutting-edge topics.