Forensic & Valuation Services Conference 2018

Nov 5, 2018 ‐ Nov 7, 2018

Forensic accounting and valuation come together in Atlanta, GA for one of the most interactive, cross-disciplined learning events of the year. It’s a must-attend event for you and your entire staff.

Our conference lineup will expand your skills while providing how-to guidance that you can apply right away.

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This includes sessions from the conference: Forensic & Valuation Services Conference 2018

Sessions Included:

Global Impact and Adoption of Artificial Intelligence: A New Frontier in FVS (Oct 25, 2018 02:00 PM)

"Is this Pop Warner or the Super Bowl? The Average Joe Principle" (Nov 05, 2018 01:15 PM)

Assessing Data Reliability Issues in Quantifying Damages - A Case Law Review (Nov 05, 2018 02:35 PM)

Cybersecurity - Privacy & Protection (Nov 05, 2018 02:35 PM)

C-Suite Fraud - The Higher the Perpetrator's Level of Authority the Greater the Fraud (Nov 05, 2018 02:35 PM)

To Calculate or Not, That is the Question! (Nov 05, 2018 02:35 PM)

Techniques for Discovering "Hidden Assets" in the Marital Estate (Nov 05, 2018 02:35 PM)

Mock Trial Demo Part I (Nov 05, 2018 02:35 PM)

Impact of Tax Reform on 805/350 Analyses (Nov 05, 2018 02:35 PM)

Cost of Capital Update (Nov 05, 2018 02:35 PM)

Fraudulent Transfers and Solvency (Nov 05, 2018 04:00 PM)

Business Background Investigations in North America (Nov 05, 2018 04:00 PM)

Active Passive Appreciation - Current Update (Nov 05, 2018 04:00 PM)

Mock Trial Demo Part II (Nov 05, 2018 04:00 PM)

Trends in Cross-border Valuations (Nov 05, 2018 04:00 PM)

Compensation and its Role in Healthcare Valuations (Nov 05, 2018 04:00 PM)

Ponzi Schemes and Coordination in Bankruptcy (Nov 05, 2018 05:25 PM)

Preparing Your Clients for Cyber Attacks (Nov 05, 2018 05:25 PM)

Role of a Forensic Accountant in a Complex Business Interruption/Cyber/Fraud Insurance Claim (Nov 05, 2018 05:25 PM)

Industry Series 1: Healthcare Valuations: The New, the Old, and the Ugly (Nov 05, 2018 05:25 PM)

Dexterity in Damages: Covering All the Angles (Nov 05, 2018 05:25 PM)

CVFI and the New Financial Instruments Performance Framework (Nov 05, 2018 05:25 PM)

Social Media: Cautionary Tales (Nov 05, 2018 05:25 PM)

What FVS Professionals Need to Know about Succession Planning (Nov 05, 2018 05:25 PM)

FVS Forum: Emerging Technology Trends in FVS (Nov 06, 2018 07:00 AM)

FVS Awards & Recognition & You Can Play Panel Discussion (Nov 06, 2018 08:00 AM)

Foreign Due Diligence and Investigations (Nov 06, 2018 10:10 AM)

Emerging and Continuing Conundrums in Cost of Capital (Nov 06, 2018 10:10 AM)

Part 1: Collaborative Law the New Horizon (Nov 06, 2018 10:10 AM)

Forensics Investigations and Legal Theories Relating to Damages in Data Breach Class Actions (Nov 06, 2018 10:10 AM)

AICPA Accounting and Valuation Guide on PE/VC Part 1 (Nov 06, 2018 10:10 AM)

Forensic Accounting Evidence - Evidentiary Comparison Between Civil & Criminal Matters (US/Canada) (Nov 06, 2018 11:35 AM)

Valuation Review Analyses and Reports in Litigation (Nov 06, 2018 11:35 AM)

Part 2: Collaborative Law the New Horizon (Nov 06, 2018 11:35 AM)

Damages - When are they Foreseeable? (Nov 06, 2018 11:35 AM)

AICPA Accounting and Valuation Guide on PE/VC Part 2 (Nov 06, 2018 11:35 AM)

Funds Tracing in a Murder Investigation (Nov 06, 2018 01:50 PM)

Blockchain - What is it? (Nov 06, 2018 01:50 PM)

Healthcare Fraud and Abuse - Common Schemes and Government Priorities (Nov 06, 2018 01:50 PM)

How to Tell an Attorney NO (Nov 06, 2018 01:50 PM)

Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation in Financial Reporting (Nov 06, 2018 01:50 PM)

Transaction Structures: How to Structure a Transaction to Minimize Tax Implications (Nov 06, 2018 01:50 PM)

Blockchain - Beyond Cryptocurrency (Nov 06, 2018 03:10 PM)

Opioid Fraud (Nov 07, 2018 07:30 AM)

How I Survived a Daubert Motion & Hearing and Lived to Testify at Trial (Nov 07, 2018 07:30 AM)

Goodwill (Nov 07, 2018 07:30 AM)

Lifestyle Analysis/ Pay & Need Analysis (Nov 07, 2018 07:30 AM)

Valuation of Employee Stock Options, Market Condition, and Performance Based Options (Nov 07, 2018 07:30 AM)

How Tax Reform is Impacting Divorce Litigation (Nov 07, 2018 07:30 AM)

How Many Frauds Can Be Perpetrated at One Time? A Case Study. (Nov 07, 2018 08:55 AM)

Valuation Tax Panel (Nov 07, 2018 08:55 AM)

Best Practices in Divorce Depositions: What You Should and Should Not Do in a Deposition (Nov 07, 2018 08:55 AM)

Lightning Round: Experts Go Toe-to-Toe on Key Tactics (Nov 07, 2018 08:55 AM)

Forensic Engagement Reporting (Nov 07, 2018 08:55 AM)

AICPA Bus Com Guide (Nov 07, 2018 08:55 AM)

Net Cash Flow Complications (Nov 07, 2018 10:30 AM)

Dissecting Section 199A (Nov 07, 2018 10:30 AM)

Surviving Cross Examination (Nov 07, 2018 10:30 AM)

Incremental Borrowing Rate, Dent, and Embedded Derivatives (Nov 07, 2018 10:30 AM)

Case Law Update on Crucial Recent Valuation and Damages Rulings (Nov 07, 2018 11:55 AM)

Industry Series 2: Financial Institutions - Community and FSB (Nov 07, 2018 11:55 AM)

Forensic Mediation in a Matrimonial Matter - Perspective of a Judge and an Accountant (Nov 07, 2018 11:55 AM)

Current Trends in Business Divorce Litigation (Nov 07, 2018 11:55 AM)

The Asset-Based Approach to Business Valuation (Nov 07, 2018 11:55 AM)

Don't Get Left Behind: How New Revenue GAAP Will Change All Financial Statements (Nov 07, 2018 11:55 AM)

Standard: $459.00


Global Impact and Adoption of Artificial Intelligence: A New Frontier in FVS

Oct 25, 2018 2:00pm ‐ Oct 25, 2018 3:15pm

Identification: FVC18W101

The rise of Artificial Intelligence is transforming the human civilization. The application of AI in business is already changing how business is conducted. The inclusion of AI in forensics and valuation area provides new opportunities and creates new risks. This talk focuses on understanding the application of artificial intelligence in forensics and valuation, the state of the technology, upcoming innovations, and opportunities. For both practitioners and service providers, the session will show how to apply AI to improve forensics and valuation analysis, services, and expertise.

Key takeaways include:
• What is the AI revolution and how it is impacting business?
• How would AI impact forensics and valuation?
• What can practitioners do to embrace and apply AI in forensics and valuation analysis?

  • Dr. Al Naqvi, CEO and Professor, American Institute of Artificial Intelligence
Standard: $49.00

Hands-on Data Analytics and Visualizations

Nov 5, 2018 8:00am ‐ Nov 5, 2018 11:00am

Identification: FVC18101

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This workshop is not available as part of the Online or Flex Pass registration options. This hands-on workshop will focus on Excel-based data analytics and visualizations. Participants will learn and utilize Excel features and formulas commonly used by Forensic Accountants to collect, standardize/clean, analyze, and effectively present data. Additionally, the session will highlight other programs for data analysis and visualization. Participants will work through multiple real-world FVS case studies using financial and non-financial data during the session.

  • Learn to use common functions and formulas to efficiently analyze data
  • Learn to use tools to effectively present and visualize data
  • Understand pros and cons of Excel and Google Sheets to compile and analyze data

Standard: $79.00

Developing an Effective Business Development Plan for Your FVS Practice

Nov 5, 2018 8:00am ‐ Nov 5, 2018 11:00am

Identification: FVC18102

This workshop is not available as part of the Online or Flex Pass registration options. This presentation is designed to prepare participants to more effectively obtain, service existing clients, and manage engagement situations. It presents business development planning (e.g., marketing and selling) as a process that can be consciously and systematically learned and applied. Proven selling and marketing principles/tips/tools will be discussed in this interactive session with the participants.

After the presentation the course participants will be able to better understand: 

  • 1. How to begin the process looking at their existing firm and competition
  • 2. How to utilize a proven business planning model to 'determine where their firm needs to go and when
  • 3. Participate in interactive discussions/role plays with recommendations on how to move forward after the Conference.

  • Robert P. Gray, CPA, CGMA, ABV, CFF, CFE, Member/Principal, Gray Schrupp & Associates PLLC
  • Rob Kester, CPA, ABV, CFF, Director (Partner), Blue & Co., LLC
Standard: $79.00

"Is this Pop Warner or the Super Bowl? The Average Joe Principle"

Nov 5, 2018 1:15pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 2:05pm

Identification: FVC1801

Ed Hochuli is a Phoenix trial attorney with his own 90 lawyer firm, who has personally tried over 150 civil jury trials. But he is most widely recognized as a Referee in the National Football League, where he has worked for the last 28 years. Ed has refereed two super bowls and 10 championship games, along with over 575 games in the NFL. Having been highly successful at both jobs, one wonders what he views as the keys to his success. How does a football official go from officiating 8 year old's in front of 50 parents, to Refereeing a Super Bowl with 350 million people watching?
By the very definition of the word "Average", most people are either average or below average, but Ed believes that instead, anyone can be highly successful, if they just follow a few simple principles. In this very entertaining and enlightening presentation, Ed sums up the secret to his success in what he calls "The Average Joe Principle". His presentation includes anecdotes and a variety of video clips from his long career in the NFL. It provides his tips and beliefs on the secrets to being successful at whatever job or avocation one takes on.

  • Ed Hocholi, Of Counsel, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli PLC; Former NFL Official
Tags: General
Standard: $49.00

Assessing Data Reliability Issues in Quantifying Damages - A Case Law Review

Nov 5, 2018 2:35pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1802

This session will evaluate the issue of data reliability in damage analyses through an introduction to reliability/reasonable certainty concepts and a discussion of how the courts have evaluated the issue.

The learning objectives of this session are to: 

  • 1. Orient intermediate practitioners to data reliability concepts in general. 
  • 2. Provide insight into how the courts have evaluated data reliability issues through an examination of judicial opinions.

  • David Duffus, BA, MBA, CPA, ABV, CFE, CFF, Partner, HKA Global, Inc.
Standard: $49.00

Cybersecurity - Privacy & Protection

Nov 5, 2018 2:35pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1803

Data is becoming the fastest growing commodity. Everything we do creates data: driving our car, going for a run, watching TV, reading a book -- these activities are now monitored, quantified, and analyzed. The data collected, how it is collected, how it is used, and how it is stored is dominating the technology industry. But, just as data can be a company's greatest asset, it can quickly become its worst liability. Turn on the news in any given day and a new data breach is making the headlines; and no one is immune. The costs and long-term implications of cybersecurity breaches, unsophisticated technological systems, and weak security are hard to quantify: What is the value of a privacy violation? Has a breached system been secured effectively? Was the data collected by the company done in a transparent and compliant manner? As shown in the Yahoo-Verizon deal, these are a few of the many questions that companies need to start addressing before closing a merger or acquisition. This presentation will discuss the role that cybersecurity and data privacy need to play in the mergers and acquisitions due diligence process. We will delve into how the stakeholders of a deal can gain an accurate and comprehensive understanding of the target company's data risk profile. Incorporating cyber and data privacy into the due diligence process is more important if the target is a company valued for its data: trade secrets, intellectual property, customer lists, etc. This data is only valuable if it is collected and maintained in a secure and compliant manner. We will outline the top data risks to a company's data security and privacy and the information you should know before structuring the deal. You need to be asking how the target should prepare its data security and technology to its maximum advantage. And, also how to protect the acquiring company to ensure that it is buying an asset, and not a liability.

  • (1) The areas of cybersecurity and data privacy that need to be reviewed to gain an accurate and comprehensive understanding of a target company's risk profile
  • (2) Understanding the key data and network infrastructure risks that need to be reviewed prior to providing a valuation for a company
  • (3) Discussing how to review a company's cybersecurity and data privacy to truly understand the assets and liabilities that are part of the deal.

Standard: $49.00

C-Suite Fraud - The Higher the Perpetrator's Level of Authority the Greater the Fraud

Nov 5, 2018 2:35pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1804

The session will discuss the following, amongst other things related to C-Suite Fraud and attendees will learn:
• What are some of the characteristics of C-Suite executives that set them apart from other employees and may lead them to commit fraud;
• What types of fraud are perpetrated by C-Suite executives and are the types of fraud perpetrated by this group different from fraud committed by other groups within an organization;
• How to go about investigating C-Suite fraud, including the investigative steps to consider, some of the lessons we have learned, and the pitfalls to avoid when investigating C-Suite executives
• What to consider when developing an anti-fraud regime in an organization.

  • Rohan Sethi, CPA, CA•IFA, CBV, CFF, Senior Manager, KPMG Forensic
Standard: $49.00

To Calculate or Not, That is the Question!

Nov 5, 2018 2:35pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1805

Using the AICPA Calculation Engagements Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pronouncement as a basis, this presentation will discuss the origin of the Calculation and its uses within the framework of the SSVS #1 (VS100 & VS9100).

Attendees will: 

  • Learn what the Calculation Engagement means within the framework of the SSVS (VS100)
  • Learn how the Calculation can be used within the SSVS (VS100)
  • Learn whether and how Calculations can be used in litigation and non litigation matters
  • Learn the requirements for a Calculation Engagement under the SSVS (VS100)

Standard: $49.00

Techniques for Discovering "Hidden Assets" in the Marital Estate

Nov 5, 2018 2:35pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1806

This session will focus on the specialized situation whereby one of the participants in a marital dissolution has undertaken to conceal assets from the other spouse and will examine specialized techniques available to the forensic accountant to identify concealed or 'hidden' assets.

This session will help the attendee: 

  • Increase awareness in the participants of the various roles of the forensic accountant in a marital dissolution proceeding
  • Learn how to identify behavioral patterns that imply or suggest the potential for hidden assets
  • Increase awareness of lifestyle issues, types of assets commonly hidden, and techniques to identify assets commonly hidden by business owners
  • Learn how to identify hidden assets through a review of the personal income tax returns

Tags: Family Law
Standard: $49.00

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Mock Trial Demo Part I

Nov 5, 2018 2:35pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1807

Expert testimony can cause fear or anxiety in the most seasoned expert. That anxiety is magnified when you don’t have a lot of testifying experience. Our mock trial programs will prepare you for successful expert testimony. Learn to effectively present your prior experiences, including defending your qualifications on direct and cross-examination, effectively communicate your opinions to the trier of fact, and the good, bad and ugly use of demonstratives.

After this session the attendee will be able to: 

  • 1. Learn how to effectively use demonstratives to get your point across 
  • 2. Understand how to make your CV say the right things about you 
  • 3. Learn to apply techniques to avoid being a victim on cross examination 
  • 4. Gain knowledge and skills to help you manage fear and anxiety

Standard: $49.00