Decosimo Director Of Forensic Accounting Bill Acuff To Serve As A Featured Presenter At 2014 GSCPA Southeastern Accounting Show

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Bill Acuff
Bill Acuff

Decosimo, announced that Director of Forensic Accounting and Internal Audit Services Bill Acuff will be serving as a featured presenter during the 2014 Southeastern Accounting Show of Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, taking place Aug. 27-28, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Mr. Acuff will be speaking on the second day of the event and his presentation, “Using Data Analytics to Detect Disbursements Fraud,” will examine today’s automated control environment, looking at the risks involved as organizations place more reliance on automated controls that can disguise fraud within vast amounts of data.

As part of his presentation, Mr. Acuff plans to discuss how the process of performing analytics on 100 percent of transactions has become one of the most effective strategies for companies to establish optimal protection against fraud. In addition, Mr. Acuff will dissect today’s most prevalent fraud schemes and demonstrate how a company’s use of data analytics can lead to identifying the red flags of fraud.   

A certified public accountant certified in financial forensics, Mr. Acuff has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting providing assurance services, conducting investigations, providing litigation support, performing forensic business analyses and audits, leading outsourced internal audit services, evaluating internal control systems and conducting fraud risks assessments and training. He holds designations as a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Internal Auditor and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Hosted by the GSCPA, the 2014 edition of the Southeastern Accounting Show will feature 60 different sessions focusing on a range of the key topics in the accounting profession today. The conference will provide attendees a variety of continuing professional education credits based on seven tracks of study each day.

Taught by leaders in their respective fields, sessions offer continuing education and training opportunities in accounting, auditing, technology and professional development.


Pinnacle Financial Partners Reports Diluted Earnings Per Share Of $0.78

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. reported net income per diluted common share of $0.78 for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared to net income per diluted common share of $0.65 for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2015, an increase of 20.0 percent. Net income per diluted common share was $2.91 for the year ended Dec. 31, compared to net income per diluted common share of $2.52 for the ... (click for more)

ChaTech Presents Program On The Rise Of Innovation

Chattanooga technology professionals will have the opportunity to hear Rachael Babcock, former chief technology officer for the State of Tennessee, address how the rapid changes in technology have impacted all areas of our lives, introduced disruptive technologies, and now require new leadership paradigms and practices, on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Business Development ... (click for more)

Sheriff Deputies Involved In Shooting After Pursuit Tuesday Night In Soddy Daisy

An officer-involved shooting took place in Soddy Daisy on Tuesday night following "an ongoing pursuit which originated earlier in the evening." The shooting incident happened around 7 p.m. The chase started shortly after 5 p.m. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in the shooting. The Sheriff's Office said m ultiple law enforcement agencies responded ... (click for more)

City Council Told Cost Has Soared For Moving Sewer Line Off Tubman Industrial Site

City Council members were told on Tuesday that the cost has soared for moving a sewer line completely off the Harriet Tubman industrial site. Bill Payne, city engineer, said it initially was around $1.5 million, but is now pegged at over $4 million. Councilman Chris Anderson, who heads the council's economic development committee, said the assertion brought "stunned looks" ... (click for more)

Beyond Freedom Of Speech - And Response

Yes, most people know about the First Amendment to our Constitution, "The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction."  I being a "deplorable" draw the line when people block traffic, try to disrupt, and even stop an activity through malice and disregard for others. Case being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Want To Protest? Get Paid!

In a troubling time when “false news” is the rage and people ask me – to my face – if anybody from Russia ever approached me personally searching for votes for President-elect Donald Trump, there appears a website that, to cop a phrase, “is too good to be true.” There is a group out of California that allegedly wants to hire “operatives” to protest Friday’s inauguration. Forget ... (click for more)