Northern Chapter VSCPA - Event Information

Event Name:Northern Chapter VSCPA Webinar : Forensic Accounting in the Covid-19 Era and Beyond
Event Type(s):Chapter Event
Title: Forensic Accounting in the Covid-19 Era and Beyond
  • Background on the Work of Forensic Accountants
    • Types of engagements
    • How forensic accounting engagements have historically been performed over time.
  • Changes to forensic accounting engagements due to the Pandemic
    • Remote interviews and the need for travel
    • The collection of data
    • Changing case subject matter
    • New types of fraud schemes
  • The “new normal” after the Pandemic
    • Possible long-term changes to the work environment after the Pandemic
    • Performing investigations in hybrid and remote work settings
    • The changing nature of employee involvement with their company
  • Changes to the forensic accounting profession
    • Staff working remotely
    • Potential for hiring in geographies where having a physical office presence might not have been possible
    • Greater need for organization and connectivity between team members
    • Considerations for confidentiality and IT security (keeping documents safe, secure internet connections, etc.
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Benefits: 1 hour CPE offered to Northern Chapter VSCPA members; $15 guests)

Bernard Woolfley, Senior Managing Director with Ankura and Katie Gaver, Senior Director with Ankura. 
Speaker's Bios:
Bernard F. Woolfley
is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with over 25 years of experience as a forensic accountant investigating various types of fraud and accounting improprieties for both public and private companies across multiple business sectors. Over the years, Bernard has led numerous consulting engagements focused on accounting and white-collar issues including investigations related to fraud and financial irregularities. He has worked on matters involving violations of anti-corruption statutes, money laundering, Ponzi schemes, loan fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, self-dealing, and other efforts to misappropriate funds. He has also led a number of significant projects focused on the review and analysis of internal controls within a company’s financial operations. On such matters, he leads teams that are tasked with identifying gaps within the existing structures and then developing cost-effective enhancements that will remediate any deficiencies. As part of this work, he has led numerous teams of forensic accountants tasked with supporting both governmental agencies and government-appointed monitors. As much of his work often involves the review of a company’s foreign operations, Bernard has conducted investigative assignments in over 20 countries. When necessary, he has provided testimony to summarize the results of his work and has also presented his findings to various governmental regulators.

Providing specialized consulting services in accounting control reviews, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigations, white collar crime disputes, and other litigation support services related to forensic accounting.

Katie Gaver 
Bringing value to clients as they deal with complex accounting matters, often relating to various governmental or regulatory bodies. Helping clients understand accounting and financial information using specialized skills in data analysis, cash flow tracing, testing controls, and reviewing documents related to forensic investigations. Evaluating and helping clients reduce risks of inappropriate conduct using experience from work on bribery investigations, accounting controls reviews, and other forensic matters.

Providing services to clients in a variety of industries, both domestically and internationally, with experience traveling to client sites in South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.

Event Date:12/13/2021
Event Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:VIRTUAL - VSCPA Webinar
Contact Person:Page Eastman
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