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Financial Fraud 101; An Introduction to Financial Fraud for Professional Firms

Abstract:

• Monthly dinner meeting of Georgia Society of Professional Engineers

• 6:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, Tucker.

• Presentation Topic: An Introduction to Financial Fraud for Professional Firms, Fraud Prevention & Stopping Embezzlement

• Speaker: Zane Kinney, CFE, PI, Principle Consultant, Astinel Security& Forensics

All across the business spectrum 5% of annual revenues are lost to occupational fraud. Engineering firms and other professions which rely on a high degree of education, knowledge and sophistication, believe they are immune or unlikely to become victims of embezzlement. Anytime money is involved, and many engineering projects involve substantial sums of money, there is the potential for financial fraud. When it happens, reality sets in. Engineers should understand the dynamics of occupational fraud and more importantly, work to reduce the risk of becoming another victim.

Zane Kinney, CFE, PI,Principle Consultant, Astinel Security & Forensics will address the 6:00 PM, Monday, October 12th monthly dinner meeting of Georgia Society of Professional Engineers at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, Northlake. He will present on An Introduction to Financial Fraud for Professional Firms; Fraud Prevention & Stopping Embezzlement The discussion will cover The Three Main Types of Occupational Fraud, The Psychology of the Fraudster, The Warning Signs and The Prevention Steps. Mr. Kinney said “Taking a pro-active approach and conducting an assessment of your firm, can avoid a catastrophe. Manufacturers, who work closely with engineering firms, consistently rank as the 3rd most often embezzled industry.” Currently registered professional engineers, those engineers aspiring to become PEs, and others engaged in engineering would benefit from the presentation. Members of the general public are also welcomed to learn about technology, engineering and public welfare.

Mr. Zane Kinney has spent his entire adult life in the protection field. His background includes more than 25 years in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Corporate Investigations, Physical Security, Private Investigations & Forensics. He is a *Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Licensed Private Investigator in the State of Georgia, and the Principle Consultant for Astinel Security & Forensics. Zane sits on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners and frequently speaks on Fraud Prevention in the Workplace.

*Certified Fraud Examiners have expertise in Financial Transactions, Criminology, Investigations & Law. To become a CFE one must provide documentation of education, character and integrity, professional knowledge, and work experience, pass the required test, and gain final approval from the certification committee.

About The Meeting

The GSPE Atlanta Metro Chapter meetings are open to engineering professionals, students, and other interested members of the public. The meetings take place on the second Monday of each month, September through June. The October 12th meeting will be at The North Lake / Tucker area Piccadilly Cafeteria, 2000 Crescent Centre Blvd., Tucker, Ga. 30084. Many engineers enjoy the presentations as well as earn a required Professional Development Hour. The meetings start with networking at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and the speaker. RSVP through Meetup.com (http://www.meetup.com/Georgia-Society-of-Professional-Engineers-Atlanta-Metro/), or to[masked], or [masked] with GSPE RSVP in subject line is appreciated.