Message from the President - November 2019 Print

Message from the President

The Chapter would like to thank Traci Dow-Wyatt of DMACC’s Criminal Justice program, for her presentation on ethics and the infamous CIETC scandal. She brought great insight as to how this public corruption case unfolded and moved through the court system. Our next meeting is Friday, November 8, 2019, at Hy-Vee in West Des Moines. Our guest speaker is William Dilla Ph.D., professor of accounting at Iowa State University. The topic will be virtual currencies and blockchain. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 6th by 5pm

If you have not already renewed your membership for the 2019-2020 year, you can still renew on-line and bring your payment to our next meeting.  Guests are always welcome at our meetings, so consider inviting a colleague to join you. Ticket price for a guest of a member is just $15 and you can register your guest on-line. More details regarding our next meeting are provided below. Reminder: We do not have a December Chapter meeting but will resume our usual schedule on January 10, 2020.

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Welcome New Members

Your participation in our local chapter allows us to provide opportunities for training, mentoring and networking with other local fraud examiners.  Thank you for your support!

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Calendar of Events

William N. Dilla, Union Pacific / Charles B. Handy Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Accounting Department at Iowa State University.  He teaches courses in auditing and fraud examination. His research focuses on information display effects with respect to accounting-related judgments, the relationship between internal audit activities and information security effectiveness, fraud in online environments, and management control systems for corporate sustainability. He currently serves as an associate editor at the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.  Bill received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from Syracuse University. Prior to entering graduate school at the University of Texas, he served on the audit staff of Deloitte.

Topic: Virtual currencies and Blockchain; Why the “Buzz”?

More than ten years after the introduction of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, virtual currencies and the underlying blockchain technology are still much discussed in accounting and finance circles, yet little understood. This presentation will examine fraud and other risks associated with doing business in cryptocurrencies. It will also take a look how blockchain will influence accounting and internal control processes in the future. 

Meeting Location: Hy Vee Club Room, 2nd Floor (above Market Grille), 555 S. 51 St, (off Mills Civic Parkway), West Des Moines, 50265

Parking: Free public parking is available

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