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Southwest Ohio ACFE Chapter

Feb 2024 Virtual: Accounting Integrity Builds Trust (Ethics)

  • Friday, February 09, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • ZOOM - Link emailed the day before the event


  • For registrants that aren't a member of the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the ACFE and wish to attend the class virtually in Zoom.

    Attendance links will be emailed to the registrant's email the day before the event.
  • For members of the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the ACFE who wish to attend the class virtually in Zoom.

    Attendance links will be emailed to the registrant's email the day before the event.


SpeakerPaul E. Fiorelli, J.D./M.B.A.; Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional; Director, Cintas Institute for Business Ethics;  Professor of Legal Studies, Xavier University

Topic: Accounting Integrity Builds Trust

CPE: 2 hours Ethics/Ohio PSR (Pending approval)

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).  Attendees must attend 100 minutes of the meeting and answer 6 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance.

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

Prerequisites: None

Speaker Bio: 

Professor Paul Fiorelli is the Director of the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics at Xavier University.  He was also selected to become part of an Ad Hoc Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing Commission, which reviewed Chapter 8 of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines regarding organizations.  The Ad Hoc Advisory Group reported its recommendations to the United States Sentencing Commission on October 7, 2003. After minor revisions, these recommendations were sent to Congress on May 1, 2004 and became law on November 1, 2004.

Each year the Supreme Court, through the Supreme Court Fellows Commission, selects four individuals to work in different branches of the judiciary.  Paul Fiorelli was selected as one of the 1998-1999 Supreme Court Fellows to work at the United States Sentencing Commission.  During his fellowship year he researched and lectured on compliance and ethics issues, employee confidentiality questions, and how internal auditors can play a major role in compliance programs.  He also received the “Thomas Clark Fellow Award” from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and the 2007 International Compliance Award from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.  In May of 2000 he was selected as a Senior Fellow for the Ethics Resource Center’s Fellow’s Program.

Professor Fiorelli received both his law and M.B.A. degrees in 1981, has taught at Xavier University since 1983 and has been a tenured, Full Professor since 1994.  He has received the following teaching awards: (1) the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003, 2005 and 2006, (2) Teacher of the Year for the entire Williams College of Business in 1995 and 1997, (3) the Teacher of the Year for Executive MBA's in 1992, 1997 and 1999, and (4) the Lamp of Knowledge Teaching Award for the General Electric MBA program in 2002.

Professor Fiorelli has researched, lectured, and written extensively on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and has completed a research grant regarding the Guidelines, funded by the Institute of Internal Auditors - Research Foundation.  The outcome of the research has been published as a book entitled, “The Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Guidelines for Internal Auditors”.  Professor Fiorelli has also authored or co-authored, numerous articles published in legal and business journals including: the Wake Forest Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, Journal of Corporation Law, Albany Law Review, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Internal Auditor and Business Horizons.  These articles have been cited in law journals from Harvard, University of Chicago, Stanford, and Columbia.

Professor Fiorelli actively consults in the area of business ethics and has provided workshops and presentations to groups and companies, including: AK Steel, AIG, ALICO, Association of College and University Auditors, Arrow, Bell-Textron Helicopter, BP, Cinergy, the Conference Board, the Defense Industry Initiative, Eli Lilly & Co., Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, Ethics Resource Center, Fifth Third Bank, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, General Dynamics, Great American Insurance Company, Harris Corporation, Honda of America, L’Oreal, Marathon Petroleum, Mead-Westvaco, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, the Ohio Society of CPAs, Sears, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Toyota, Tysons, the Practicing Law Institute, US Oncology, Wal-Mart, and Western-Southern Life Insurance. 

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