Georgia Southern University to Host 2015 Essentials of Fraud and Forensic Accounting

STATESBORO, GA--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2015) - The School of Accountancy at Georgia Southern University will host a one-week seminar Aug. 3-7 for individuals wishing to explore Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting. The seminar is open to potential graduate students interested in pursuing a Master of Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting, along with accountants, attorneys and law enforcement professionals seeking continuing professional education (CPE) credit. The seminar will allow professionals to register for two-hour blocks of CPE.

The five-day seminar will be taught by faculty members who have been assigned for years to the Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting programs at Georgia Southern University. The seminar will cover:

  • Introduction to Fraud Examination
  • Fraud and the Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • The Top 20 Fraud Schemes and
  • Forensic Interviews and Interrogation.

"We are looking forward to offering this seminar to anyone interested in exploring how to investigate and resolve allegations of fraud and white collar crime," said Don Berecz, director of the Center of Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business and a retired FBI agent. "Our accounting and law faculty have decades of experience fighting and researching fraud and forensic accounting. We are excited to host this seminar and hope to motivate participants to become Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and continue on as graduate students in our Forensic Accounting Master's program."

The seminar is open to educators, students, the general public and professionals seeking CPE. Participants will earn a certificate and fulfill the prerequisites for entry into the Georgia Southern School of Accountancy Forensic Accounting Master's program. Registrants may earn up to 36 hours of CPE credit for the entire seminar, with the option to register for single or multiple two-hour blocks of instruction. Those completing the entire seminar will earn a certificate of completion. It is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and transfer students seeking admission into the school's graduate-level accounting program.

The event will be held on the campus of Georgia Southern at the College of Business Administration in Statesboro. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. The accounting firm of Porter Keadle Moore is sponsoring the event. For more information, pricing and registration visit or contact Don Berecz at (912) 478-0259

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125-degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.

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