Level: Intermediate...Topics include:
Investigative Ethics – including addressing concerns about false confessions, and cognitive bias (2 hours).
Financial Investigations & Forensic Accounting – including a brief introduction as to getting started with a financial investigation, and then moving on to addressing the issue of intent in financial investigations, financial documents and how to use them to further your investigation, and tips and tricks to successfully find facts in a forensic accounting investigation (6 hours total).
Janet M. McHard, CPA, CFE, MAFF, CFF, CGMA, PI, is the Founding Partner of The McHard Firm, a firm specializing in forensic accounting, fraud prevention, and accounting reconstruction. Together with her partner and staff, Janet conducts forensic and investigative accounting in matters concerning alleged white-collar crimes, embezzlement, employee theft and other disputed accounting issues. Ms. McHard is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has served on the faculty for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, teaching on topics of fraud examination and white-collar crime since 2003. Janet is the 2017 ACFE Speaker of the Year. She holds both CPA and PI designations in the states of New Mexico, Arizona and California. Janet was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico as well as an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico’s Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management. In 2016, Janet was inducted into the UNM Anderson Schools of Management Hall of Fame.
Beth A. Mohr, CFE, CAMS, CCCI, CFCS, MPA, PI, joined McHard Accounting Consulting LLC in 2010, and became Managing Partner in January 2011. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a certification bestowed upon testing by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She was also awarded the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. She is also a Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator. She is an experienced speaker and facilitator working with groups in government, for profit and non-profit sectors on many topics including investigation techniques and anti-money laundering. Beth has over twenty-five years of experience investigating financial and white collar crimes, in addition to death penalty mitigation cases, civil rights cases, other complex criminal and civil investigations. She has testified as an expert witness in three states on a variety of different types of matters. Beth is retired from the San Diego Police Department; she was twice awarded the Department’s highest honor for investigative excellence. Beth is a private investigator licensed by the States of New Mexico, Arizona and California, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration.