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Fraud, Ethics, and Accountability, and the Role of the CFO by the Atlanta CFO Leadership Council

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 2:15 PM

Fraud, Ethics, and Accountability, and the Role of the CFOhosted byThe Atlanta CFO Leadership CouncilThursday, April 18, 20197:15 AM to 7:45 AM Networking | 7:45 AM to 8:00 AM Breakfast | 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM Program Program Description: Above all else – technical prowess, strategic vision, communications skills – a great CFO possesses a strong set of ethics that governs their decision making. Each stakeholder within a company, including employees, investors, management, customers, suppliers, and the greater community, relies on the CFO for integrity and transparency. As such, it’s not surprising that CFOs are more likely than others to face ethical dilemmas in the course of executing their responsibilities. Join us for "Fraud, Ethics, and Accountability, and the Role of the CFO", an interactive session where our panel of experts will dive into three to four real-world case studies of ethical dilemmas for our attendees to consider. Together with your peers, our audience will discuss the ethical quandaries presented, alternatives faced, decisions made, and the final outcome. Learning Objectives Define business ethics, and apply this definition to business decisions in a thoughtful and pragmatic manner. Appreciate the “gray” ethical areas that are routinely faced by financial executives and the processes they undergo to arrive at their decisions. Understand how financial executives analyze ethical quandaries, and balance the needs of all stakeholders to arrive at a decision that is consistent with ethical standards, law, regulations, accounting and business standards, and community standards. Apply real life lessons to ethical decision you will have to make in leading your organizations. Improve your ability to communicate ethical challenges to your constituents, and inspire their confidence in your ability to represent their interests in a consistent, fair, and ethical manner. Speakers Jack Healey is the CEO of Bear Hill Advisory Group, a Business Rescue and Risk mitigation Firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. Jack’s firm focusses on helping organizations prepare, respond and mitigate business perils that can prove insurmountable including cybersecurity incidents, fraud and ethical breaches by companies and management. Bad stuff will happen, you need to be prepared for it! Jack is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, SOC for Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Business Advisory Services. His past experience includes 14 years as the COO and CFO of a public company and 16 years as an audit partner in public accounting. He is an advisory board member for Whitman School of Management at Syracuse, University and lectures at numerous Universities on the topic of cybersecurity, ethics and fraud. Vic Hartman is the Principal of The Hartman Firm. He specializes in Internal Investigations, Forensic Accounting, and Fraud Mitigation Consulting. His experience as an attorney, CPA, and FBI Special Agent enables him to bring a breadth of knowledge to address clients’ needs. Whether the client is a Fortune 500 company, a government entity, or an individual, Vic can assemble a team for the engagement. Vic has significant experience in investigating governmental entities including fraud and corruption and has written extensively on this topic. Vic is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University, and Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, where he teaches a master’slevel Forensic Accounting course. He is the author of the soon to be released book, The Honest Truth About Fraud. Vic wrote this book for an audience that includes corporate managers and forensic practitioners responsible for the prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud. Prior to founding The Hartman Firm, Vic served as the Chief Division Counsel and Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI in Georgia. He provided advice and counsel to executive management and investigative personnel regarding national security

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