Fraud can erode profits, increase legal costs, undermine investor confidence in your company, or even ruin a company’s reputation. This presentation covers the key statistics and reports on fraud. The audience will learn about the prevalence of fraud, how it is committed, and factors involving the victims and the perpetrators. The presentation also covers the red flags of fraud, the detection of fraud, as well as how to prevent fraud from happening in your workplace, and what to do if it does happen.
Bill Douglas is the president of Cost Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm based in Portland that he founded in 1999. Cost Advisors’ focus is accounting investigation and forensics. Bill also volunteers with the Fraud & Identity Theft Enforcement Team of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Hillsboro Police Department. Bill has managed nearly 100 financial projects at both large and small companies, and is a prolific speaker, writer and instructor in the areas of fraud and internal controls.
Before founding Cost Advisors, he held management positions in Accounting, Sales and Marketing at Tektronix, Inc. and FLIR Systems, Inc. He has also been an auditor with Deloitte and CFO of a software firm. Bill graduated Summa Cum Laude from Villanova University with a B.S. in Accounting. Bill is a CPA (OR, WA, PA), Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Information Technology Professional, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Global Management Accountant and an Oregon Licensed Private Investigator.
Bill is past Chairman of the Business & Industry Committee of the Oregon Society of CPAs and is a past board member of the Oregon Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and past officer of the Oregon chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Bill is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Northwest Fraud Investigators Association, the Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators and an associate member of the Multnomah Bar Association.
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