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GACFE Joint Meeting with IIA - August 3, 2018


Speakers: John Greene, Scott Hilsen and Renarta Gooden-Miller, Dr. Tommie Singleton

Topics: "Developing Effective Strategies for Anti-Fraud Internal Controls", "Auditing:  Dressing Down Fraud - T-Accounts and T-Shirts", "Building Trust in Government and Public Sector Auditors under Siege"


Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM 
Registration Starting Time: 10:30 AM
Buffet Lunch Available: 11:00 AM
Speaker Presentations: 12:10 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ansley Golf Club, 196 Montgomery Ferry Drive, Atlanta, GA 30309

This event qualifies for three CPE hours.

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Topic: “Developing Effective Strategies for Anti-Fraud Internal Controls”

SUMMARY: In this session, we will discuss some of the subtle, little known facts about internal controls that have a strong ability to prevent or detect fraud. This review will guide us in developing an anti-fraud program that includes effective internal controls.


Tommie Singleton, Director for Consulting Services, Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC

Dr. Singleton is the Director of Consulting Services for Carr Riggs & Ingram, a large regional public accounting firm. His duties include providing managerial aspects of quality services in forensic accounting, IT auditing, service organization controls assurance, business valuation, and other consulting services. He has over 35 years of experience in IT audit, IT risk analysis, IT governance, IT controls, and forensic accounting and fraud.


Dr. Singleton was an academic for over 20 years. He also was president of a small value-added dealer of accounting information systems using microcomputers for eleven years. His education and experience are a mix of Information Technology and auditing. He has published numerous articles and co-authored books on internal auditing, financial auditing, IT auditing, and fraud.  Tommie co-authored the 3rd and 4th edition of “Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting” and was the director of the Forensic Accounting program at UAB. He has made many presentations on the same subjects, including CPE seminars and training for companies and professional organizations.


Dr. Singleton also has served the profession in numerous positions with the AICPA, Alabama Society of CPAs, and ISACA. Currently, he is a member of the AICPA’s CITP Committee.


Topic: "Dressing Down Fraud - T-Accounts and T-Shirts:"

SUMMARY: For nearly five years, a clothing company was unaware that its brand was being used to engage in an elaborate fraud that generated millions.  The scheme was cloaked as a marketing collaboration, but the employee succeeded in pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes.  How did he skirt the company’s internal controls?  How could he pull it off so seamlessly?  We’ll undress the fraud and show how it matches the recent 2018 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


Scott Hilsen, Managing Director, KPMG

Mr. Hilsen is a Managing Director in KPMG's Forensic practice and focuses on compliance and investigations.  He has over 24 years of as a lawyer and a Certified Fraud Examiner, and his engagements have involved financial and accounting fraud, bribery and corruption, false claims, and other types of misconduct.

Mr. Hilsen is the past President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, he is on the ACFE’s National Advisory Council, and he is a member and former chair of the Forensic Accounting Advisory Board at Georgia Southern University.  Mr. Hilsen has authored three novels - The Key Holders, Fraudulent Intention$, and Cloud of Lies. 


Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Hilsen was a partner in an AmLaw Top 50 Law Firm where he performed internal investigations and securities litigation.  He is a founder of the Securities and Corporate Litigation subsection of the Atlanta Bar Association, and the eDiscovery and Use of Technology section of the Georgia Bar Association. He has been chosen repeatedly by Law and Politics as a Georgia Super Lawyer.

Mr. Hilsen graduated cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law while concurrently earning a MBA from Georgia State University College of Business. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Law from the University of Florida.


Renarta Gooden-Miller, Manager, KPMG

Ms. Gooden-Miller is a manager in the Atlanta office of KPMG’s U.S. Forensic Advisory Services practice. She has over eight years of experience in investigations, litigation support, and other advisory services.  Ms. Gooden-Miller has substantial experience in data analysis and investigations.  She has performed analyses and supervised staff members on several clients’ data to assist in identifying transactions that might be indicative of financial statement fraud.  Ms. Gooden-Miller has been trained in KPMG’s Global Investigations methodology and KPMG’s Engagement Project Management methodology.


Ms. Gooden-Miller received her BS in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University.  She is a CPA, CFE, and CFF, and has a Six Sigma Green Belt.


Topic: “Building Trust in Government and Public Sector Auditors under Siege”

SUMMARY: This presentation will focus how the DeKalb County Office of Independent Internal Audit (OIIA) is organized along with fraud basics.  Mr. Greene will also discuss building trust in Government, how the public sector is under siege, and keys to success in the DeKalb County OIIA.


John Greene, DeKalb County Chief Audit Executive

John L. Greene, CIA,CIG,CGAP,CGFM,COSO Internal Control Certificate Recipient is the Chief Audit Executive for DeKalb County Georgia. The Office of Independent Internal Audit is responsible to conduct financial and performance audits of all departments, offices, boards, activities, agencies, and programs of DeKalb County independently and objectively. The Chief Audit Executive reports to an independent Audit Oversight Committee.


Mr. Greene has served as Chief Audit Executive for DeKalb County since September 2016. Mr. Greene has worked in state and local government for 28 years. Prior to moving to Georgia, Mr. Greene worked for over 22 years with the Florida Department of Transportation as an auditor and cash forecast manager and 5 years with the Florida Department of State as their Inspector General. He is DeKalb County’s first independent auditor, reporting to an independent audit oversight committee made up of 5 DeKalb County citizens. His office has the authority to conduct financial and performance audits of departments, offices, boards, activities, agencies and programs of the county, in order to independently and objectively determine and assess compliance, governance, fiscal adherence, efficiency, effectiveness and equity in government.


Mr. Greene is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).  He served as President for the Tallahassee Chapter of the IIA for Chapter year 1998/1999, Chapter year 2014/2015, Chapter year 2015/2016 and part of Chapter year 2016/2017. In addition, he serves on the Association of Government Accountants Professional Ethics Board.


Mr. Greene has an Associates of Science in Business Administration from Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton, Georgia and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Valdosta State College in Valdosta, Georgia. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Inspector General, (CIG) Certified Government Auditing Professional, (CGAP) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).


Mr. Greene participated as a team member on a Federal Highway Administration Financial Management Improvement Program to review how the Southeast States settled Construction Claims and participated as a team member on a Federal Highway Administration Quality Financial Management Improvement Program to develop a Consultant Overhead Guideline Book used by the Southeast States. In addition, he participated on a synthesis with the National Academies of Sciences to study Compensation for Contractor’s Home Office Overhead.  

GACFE Joint Meeting with the IIA:                    

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM 
Registration Starting Time: 10:30 AM
Buffet Lunch Available: 11:00 AM
Speaker Presentations: 12:10 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ansley Golf Club, 196 Montgomery Ferry Drive, Atlanta, GA 30309


This event qualifies for three CPE hours.

Click here to register!!! 



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Involvement Opportunities:  Would you like to become more involved in serving the Chapter or serving on the Board?

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NOTE:  In order for the Ansley Golf Club to plan for adequate seating and food, it is important for us to be able to provide a lunch count to them by Tuesday morning before our Friday meetings, so please be sure to register by 11:00 am July 31, 2018. Even if you are a gold or platinum member, we ask you to please register for the meetings.


All cancellations must be submitted by Tuesday the week of the luncheon.


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