8:30–10:10 A.M. General Session
Red Flag Mania: The Money Hunt
Kelly Richmond Pope, CPA, MAcc, Ph.D, DePaul University
Gaining hands-on investigative experience can be difficult and improving your professional skepticism abilities can be close to impossible. We read about these concepts and know that they are important, but how can we gain these skills? Here is your opportunity.
Red Flag Mania: Money Hunt is an immersive investigative experience that has been called a mix of an “escape room, modern-day CLUE, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” all rolled up into a unique workshop.
The objective of Red Flag Mania is to identify as many red flags as possible. In this interactive workshop, you will work to solve a case using several forensic accounting techniques and determine the perpetrator and the schemes. The story is real. The crime happened. You are the investigator. This segment will be taught by forensic accounting expert and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope.
10:10–10:20 A.M. Break
Erika DiGuilio, RSM US LLP
Karen Hill, Katz Sapper Miller
Andrew Mansaray, Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC
Troy Parton, CPA, CVA, Bucheri McCarty & Metz LLP
Velda Vice, LWH CPAs
The always-popular practitioner panel discussion will allow educators the opportunity to interact with CPAs and better understand what employers are looking for when hiring interns and new hires. This session will also provide insight into how organizations are adjusting their recruiting efforts during the pandemic, as well as how their internships and onboarding processes have changes. Educators are invited to send questions in advance.