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 OC Chapter - 2018 January Luncheon

1/16/2018 11:00 AM
1/16/2018 1:10 PM
Equinox (1980 Main Street, Irvine) | California
The Orange County Chapter of the IIA Invites you to attend our January 2018 Lunch Meeting.
Registration is now Open, Click HERE to register today!
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
11:30 am – 1:10 pm (Registration opens at 11:00 am)
CPE Credit: 2 hours
Equinox (formerly Sports Club LA): 1980 Main Street, Irvine CA 92614 / Complimentary Parking
Lunch to be provided; Questions relating to specific dietary restrictions can be directed to​
Training Topic:
Fraud and Abuse in the Construction Industry & Auditing Construction Contracts and Projects
Fraud, waste and abuse are prevalent in construction contract execution, particularly as noted in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) annual Report to the Nations.  Causal factors vary, but many can be traced back to the lack of efficacy of contract terms and conditions.
This presentation will provide insight on the types of irregularities that can occur on construction projects and how to prevent defalcations.  The participant will learn of the differing contracting strategies, risk factors associated with each and controls to implement to mitigate these risks.
We will also discuss how the economy has affected fraud and abuse in construction and what types of fraud are more likely to occur, as well as give some recent examples of schemes uncovered.
CPE credit(s): 2
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William M. Consolie, CPA
Bill Consolie leads the Global Center of Expertise for Experis’ Construction Services Practice.
Bill has over 25 years of experience including expert testimony, forensic accounting, financial analysis, auditing, financial reporting and project management primarily related to the construction and manufacturing industries.
He has been an owner’s representative on many large civil and industrial projects as well as an expert testifier for damages in construction litigation.  Industry experience includes health care, education, energy, wastewater treatment facilities, governmental agencies, manufacturing and high-rise condominium projects. 
Bill has audited, administered, analyzed and testified to various types of contracts including cost reimbursable, fixed price and time and material projects.  He has also provided operational reviews of cost accounting systems, payroll reporting systems, bid cycle, financial reporting and contract administration processes. 
He has been a guest speaker on the topic of forensic accounting and was an adjunct professor of Forensic Accounting for the master’s program at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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