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2016 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference Set for May

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ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jan 25, 2016) -  Registration is now open for Georgia Southern University's 2016 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference. Porter Keadle Moore accounting firm (PKM) will sponsor the event, which is set for May 16 to 18, 2016 at The Westin Jekyll Island.

The not-for-profit event is designed to educate professionals, members of academia and students in the fields of fraud examination and forensic accounting. This year's theme is "Integrity in Business."

Topics will include preventing and detecting insider threats, healthcare fraud, identity fraud and data breaches. It also includes the latest updates on cybersecurity, law enforcement trends, SEC prosecutions, the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) and more. Speakers include nationally and regionally-known investigators, government and law enforcement officials, internal auditors, educators, authors, attorneys and more.

"The confirmed speakers represent government organizations including the U.S. Secret Service, FDIC, Ga. Inspector General as well as top universities and leading accounting, law and consulting firms," said conference chairman Don Berecz. Berecz, who spent 23 years as a special agent with the FBI, is Director of the Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business at Georgia Southern University. "As technology gets more advanced, criminals do too," he says. "It's critical for anyone working in this area to stay informed, and this conference is an excellent way to do that."

PKM has sponsored the conference for several years running. "The fraud conference has lots of great speakers and lots of great participants," said PKM Managing Partner Phil Moore. "It has been a stalwart program in forensics education not only for practitioners but also for educators, with its strong keynotes and timely breakout sessions. It's a high-quality continuing education program."

Attendees can earn as many as 16 hours of continuing professional education credit (CPE). Click here to register.

About PKM
Founded in 1977, Porter Keadle Moore has grown into one of the most respected accounting and advisory firms in the country. PKM represents leading public and private organizations in the financial, insurance and technology industries as well as serving the needs of many small business clients. At PKM, we provide holistic and growth-driven financial solutions built around understanding clients' business challenges, not just their accounting issues. We develop deep relationships with our clients over years, so that working together is a positive, accretive experience for both parties. For more information, visit www.pkm.com or call 404-588-4200.

About Georgia Southern University
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.

Terri Thornton
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