Fraud Conference

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Event Details

Thursday, September 5 – Friday, September 6, 2019

8:00am – 4:00pm
(Registration: 7:30am)


Best Western Great Northern Hotel

835 Great Northern Blvd

Helena, MT 59601


Field of Study

  • Accounting
  • Behavioral Ethics

CPE Credit

16 hours CPE credit

Course Code


Level of Knowledge



Montana Society of CPAs


Materials for this conference will only be available in electronic form.

Day 1

Jerry Balistreri - Reading the Tells - Learning How to Read Body Language for CPAs
Reading the Tells is a powerful training seminar that gives you practical techniques, tools and strategies for understanding and using non-verbal communication for the highest impact and effectiveness. Become a highly respected, highly influential and highly successful communicator! Whether you are a new or veteran CPA professional, the degree of career success you enjoy is virtually dictated by your skills in communicating with others on the job.

Brian Steverson -  An Ethics Primer for Fraud Examiners
A review of the basic elements of the professional and ethical responsibilities of fraud examiners. Additionally, we will look at a few ethical missteps that can occur during fraud examinations.

Paul Rainbow - Blockchain and AI - The End of the World or Just the End of Those Who Won’t Innovate?
In this session we will discuss how these technologies are being used across industries and how they will be used in the future. We will also evaluate the benefits and risks that come along with these emerging technologies. Hold on to your Bitcoin, it’s going to be a blast!

Dr. Dan Edelman, CPA, - Analytical Interviewing
Participants will be exposed to basic analytical interviewing techniques. These techniques include basic interviewing rules, cognitive strategies, establishing rapport and identifying non-verbal signs of deception.

Day 2

Nathan Mueller - Lessons From An $8.5 Million Fraud
This is a real-life example of fraud and the lessons that can be learned about the importance of controls, segregation of duties, system controls, processing controls, physical safeguards, controls in a time of change and the reality of the fraud triangle. We also cover a number of strategies to prevent fraud including fraud awareness training, ethics training, forensic analytics, internal control framework testing, goal setting, core values, fear of failure, transparency and positive organizational behavior and how those would have affected this fraud.

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