Center for Business Forensics to Hold Occupational Theft and Money Laundering Presentation

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rider University’s Center for Business Forensics will host a free seminar on Occupational Fraud and Money Laundering in the small business environment.

This public event will take place on Friday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Sweigart Hall Auditorium, Room 115 on Rider’s Lawrenceville campus, 2083 Lawrenceville Road.

Four CPE credits for New Jersey and New York CPAs will be offered for those who attend. An informative handout will also be available. Those interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP by e-mailing Sallie Gordon at sgordon@rider.edu by Monday, April 20.

The presentation will be led by Dr. Dorothy McMullen and Dr. Maria Sanchez, both associate professors of Accounting and members of Rider’s Center for Business Forensics. Topics will include occupational fraud and money laundering; red flags one should be looking for to detect those frauds; and steps one can take to prevent those types of fraud in organizations.
Scheduled speakers will include:

Jonathan Marks, CPA, CFE, Executive Partner, Crowe Horwath, LLP

Marks is a partner in the Risk Services Group in New York. He advises clients in the areas of Sarbanes-Oxley, risk governance, internal audit, fraud, technical accounting and SEC matters. He leads the firm’s antifraud initiatives and is a well-known speaker in these areas.

Dr. Dorothy McMullen CPA, CFE, FCPA, Rider University

McMullen, an associate professor of Accounting and an expert on corporate fraud, teaches Fraud Examination and Business Forensics. She has published articles and made presentations in the areas of fraudulent financial reporting, corporate governance and forensic accounting training.

Paul Zikmund CFE, CFFA, Amper, Politziner & Mattia, LLP

Zikmund, director in the Litigation and Valuation Group, provides fraud investigation, detection and prevention services to both public and privately held businesses. He has authored various articles relating to fraud detection, prevention and investigation, and has spoken on these topics at many conferences.

Rider University’s Center for Business Forensics (CBF) strives to help create a competent workforce and a robust knowledge base that can meet the challenges of dealing with corporate fraud and the many forms of computer crime. Located in the College of Business Administration, the CBF takes a multidisciplinary approach in providing instruction to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as in professional development programming for corporate, law enforcement and government organizations.

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