Log in

Southwest Ohio ACFE Chapter

Nov 2022 Virtual - Dayton Fraud, Cyber & Ethics Conference (8 CPEs)

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 12:00 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 1:15 PM 2:15 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • Virtual


Virtual Event (Held On Zoom)


Day 1: November 16th, 12-4:30pm Eastern (Session 1)

Speaker: Traci Brown, Fraud-Busting Body Language Expert

Topic: Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Session Description:

In this fast-paced, interactive keynote, Traci teaches the lie, fraud, and identity theft detection skills she’s used to get to the truth in billion-dollar business deals, crimes, and politics.

Attendees will quit second-guessing their instincts and immediately tell fact from fiction, when Traci teaches them:

  • Nine telltale signs that a person is lying
  • How to quickly uncover the truth
  • How to keep nefarious people from making them a victim


Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

Prerequisites: None

Speaker Bio:

Traci Brown has trained in the body language of deception detection right alongside the country’s top law enforcement.  Traci is ranked the #5 body language expert in the world for 2022. Traci is a past president of the National Speaker’s Association Colorado Chapter and the author of four books including her latest,  How to Detect Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft.  Traci is also the Executive Producer of a new TV series, Truth, Lies and Coverups.  Traci earned her Certified Speaking Professional designation in 2020.  Traci holds a degree in business from the University of Colorado. She is a three-time US Collegiate Cycling Champion and former member of Team USA. She is a certified master practitioner of Neuro Linguistics, Hypnosis, and Hawaiian Huna.

Day 2: November 17th, 12-4:30pm Eastern

Session 2: November 17th, 12-1:00pm Eastern

Speaker: Mason Wilder, ACFE Research Manager

TopicDeepfakes: An Increasing Threat with Wide-Ranging Implications

Session Description:The advent of deepfake technology, or the manipulation of images, video, or audio using artificial intelligence, prompted many well-founded and wide-ranging concerns for society, including implications for the anti-fraud profession. This presentation will cover the current capabilities and applications of deepfake technology from an anti-fraud perspective to help fraud examiners understand the risks associated with the technology, as well as how to address those risks and prepare for future impacts.


Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

Prerequisites: None

Speaker Bio:

Mason Wilder is the research manager for the ACFE. In this role, he manages the creation and updates of ACFE materials for continuing professional education, assists in the planning of all ACFE live-training events, works on research initiatives such as the Report to the Nations and benchmarking reports, conducts trainings, writes for all ACFE publications, and responds to member and media requests.

Prior to joining the ACFE, Wilder worked in corporate security intelligence and investigations at several companies over a decade, specializing in background and due diligence investigations, as well as intelligence analysis for international physical security and crisis response. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

Session 3: November 17th, 1:15-2:15pm Eastern

Speakers: Robert W. Lashway, Andrew T. Taffurelli, and Marni J. Kaufman, Floyd Advisory

Topic: SEC AAER Year in Review - Observations and Lessons Learned

Session Description:In this session, Floyd Advisory will provide a summary of the major findings and observations related to the SEC’s Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases (AAERs) for the year ended September 30, 2022. Floyd Advisory will discuss the key facts, notable trends over the past few years, and material events. Additionally, they will talk about a few of the most significant releases in FY2022 and their observations, insights, and lessons learned.


Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

Prerequisites: None

Speaker Bios:

Robert W. Lashway

ROBERT LASHWAY, CPA, CFF, ABV is a Partner at Floyd Advisory. Mr. Lashway has significant experience advising executive management, company boards, and their counsel on a broad range of accounting, financial reporting, and business valuation matters. Mr. Lashway has worked both in a dispute advisory role as well as performing fraud and financial investigations for clients across numerous industries.

Examples of Mr. Lashway’s experience in dispute advisory include postM&A disputes (i.e. working capital and earnout disputes), commercial disputes, damages analyses, and matters involving the valuation of privatelyheld businesses. In fraud and financial investigations, Mr. Lashway has experience with SEC and DOJ investigations of public registrants, internal investigations, whitecollar defense, financial reporting matters, and corporate governance matters. Mr. Lashway has also assisted several SECregistrants on large multiyear financial statement restatements resulting from such investigations.

Prior to joining Floyd Advisory LLC, Mr. Lashway was a Director with Alvarez & Marsal in their Dispute Analysis and Forensics group and in the Financial & Economic Consulting practice of Huron Consulting Group. Mr. Lashway started his career in the audit and assurance practice of Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Lashway also volunteers his time and financial skills to several local non-profits including the Greater Boston Legal Services, where he serves on its board and finance committee. Mr. Lashway also volunteers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and serves on various leadership committees in the organization.

Andrew T. Taffurelli

ANDREW TAFFURELLI, CPA, CFF, CGMA, is a Senior Manager at Floyd Advisory. He has extensive experience in various forensic accounting matters including internal investigations, and legal disputes involving financial litigation, alternative dispute resolutions and insurance claims. In addition, he has performed a wide-range of financial and accounting analyses for clients with a technical accounting focus in U.S. GAAP, and has been retained by organizations to assess vulnerabilities to various types of fraud and compliance risks.

He has worked with a variety of public and private clients across several industries including financial services, real estate, manufacturing, retail and consumer goods, not-for-profits and healthcare, and the Am Law 100 and leading boutique law firms that serve them.

Prior to joining Floyd Advisory, Mr. Taffurelli worked for over five years in Grant Thornton’s Forensic Advisory Services Practice, and four years in EY’s Financial Assurance Healthcare Practice. Prior to beginning his career, he graduated from Long Island University with a focus in accounting and criminal justice.

Marni J. Kaufman

MARNI KAUFMAN, CPA, CFE, ABV is a Senior Manager at Floyd Advisory. She has an array of practical experience that includes financial statements audits of public and private corporate clients and investment funds, as well as providing accounting advisory and financial analysis services. Mrs. Kaufman’s experience also includes both international and domestic financial accounting and financial reporting matters. While at Floyd Advisory, Mrs. Kaufman has assisted on consulting engagements related to analyzing complex financial transactions and records, postacquisition disputes involving significant accounting, contractual, and financial reporting analysis, accounting investigations, and preparing financial forecasts.

Prior to joining Floyd Advisory, Mrs. Kaufman was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she performed financial statement audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Mrs. Kaufman also tested corporate financial controls spanning operations in multiple countries, identified operational risk, and ensured overall compliance to stated policy and regulatory guidelines.

Mrs. Kaufman graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts. Mrs. Kaufman is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Session 4: November 17th, 2:30-4:30pm Eastern

Speaker: Joseph Grmovsek: Former Inside Trader and Former Securities Lawyer

Topic: Collared: Information Protection and White-Collar Crime Prevention Through a Focus on A Crime’s Unforeseeable Personal Consequences

Session Description:

Joseph's talk will touch upon the often tragic and unforeseeable consequences of ethical breaches as well as how to better protect the asset that is information by examining how he and his partner-in-crime obtained enough of it from unwitting professionals to allow them to trade with inside information in over 120 separate deals spanning fifteen years before discovery, imprisonment … and suicide.

CPE: 2 Ethics CPEs (Approved ACFE Ethics/Ohio PSR Ethics credit)

Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

Prerequisites: None

Speaker Bio:

Joseph Grmovsek is a former corporate lawyer, reformed white-collar criminal, and subject of the educational-documentary film “Collared."  Joseph served time in two maximum security prisons and four jails, and is the first and still only person in Canadian history to serve a federal sentence of imprisonment for insider trading. 

*CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467). 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software