Event Title: Scheming Over Techniques to Combat Fraud Risk
Speaker: Pam Verick is a Director in Protiviti’s Investigations & Fraud Risk Management group
Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Agenda: 8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:30 pm Program
Location: Protiviti -Boston Office
125 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
Member Price: $50
Nonmember Price: $75
CPE Credit: 4.0
Event Contacts: Jeff Sardelli
Capacity is limited to 80 participants, so reserve your spot now! Self paid parking is available below the building in Post Office Square Park. The event is a quick 10 minute walk from South Station.
Event Summary and Speaker Bio:
Scheming Over Techniques to Combat Fraud Risk
Part I: Financial Statement Fraud - Schemes and Red Flags (2 hours)
Financial statement fraud may not often occur within an organization, but it typically causes the greatest loss of value. Our dialogue will focus on common financial statement fraud schemes, red flags and the techniques that Internal Auditors need to know to help monitor this category of fraud. Discussion includes consideration of improper disclosures, timing differences and fictitious disclosures.
Part II: Corruption - Schemes, Red Flags and Enforcement Trends (2 hours)
Corruption, whether involving commercial entities or government officials, is a hot topic among regulators, law enforcement and Audit Committees. Our dialogue will focus on common corruption schemes, red flags, enforcement trends and the techniques that Internal Auditors are now using to help protect and detect their organizations from risks arising from bribery, conflicts of interest, illegal gratuities and economic extortion.
Event Speaker – Pam Verick
Pamela (“Pam”) Verick is a Director in Protiviti’s Investigations & Fraud Risk Management solution where she focuses on investigations and leads fraud risk management and FCPA initiatives. Pam has over 20 years of risk management experience, including fraud governance systems, development of anti-fraud programs and controls, fraud risk assessment, fraud and misconduct investigations, Sarbanes-Oxley assistance and development of compliance and ethics programs for both the public and private sector.
Prior to joining Protiviti, Pam was a Director in the Forensic practice of a Big 4 professional services firm, where she served as a global product champion for fraud and misconduct diagnostic services. Her practice focused on fraud risk management and forensic investigations, where she provided assistance to internal and external audit teams on a myriad of issues, including financial investigations and implementation of SAS 99.
Pam’s technical expertise in risk management, specifically in matters involving fraud and misconduct, was developed through her work with Fortune 500 and 1000 companies and non-profit organizations as well as federal, state and local government agencies.
Pam regularly assists Management, as well as Audit, Governance and Corporate Compliance Committees in the identification and assessment of risk involving fraud, bribery and other types of misconduct, as well as evaluation and strengthening of fraud risk management programs, anti-bribery compliance strategies and internal control frameworks. These projects have been conducted in both proactive and reactive settings, either to enhance enterprise-wide risk activities, develop internal audit plans, comply with regulatory requirements or respond with remediation activities following investigation, regulatory or legal proceedings.
Pam has also facilitated numerous fraud and misconduct trainings and fraud risk workshops in the US and overseas marketplace. She has assisted numerous internal and external audit teams, as well as legal counsel, in the review of whistleblower statements made in connection with suspected fraudulent activities, and performed internal forensic investigations on a wide range of matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Pam speaks regularly to US and international audiences on issues related to corporate ethics and fraud matters. She has also been interviewed by media organizations such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal (Corruption Currents) and Compliance Week.