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TBC Forensic Accounting Director to speak to local contractors about employee fraud

ECA logoAGC NYSimagesPamela D. Wickes, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) at the Albany-based accounting and advisory firm Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) will be providing construction professionals with valuable information regarding statistics on fraud cases, use of information systems to investigate and detect fraudulent activity, and the challenges of detecting and proving collusion.

The educational program, called “Preventing & Detecting Fraud in the Workplace,” will inform employers about the new tools fraudsters are using, and give tips on how to deter and detect fraud in the workplace. The specific areas this will include are common types of workplace fraud, company-specific risk factors, human resource risk factors, internal control weaknesses that lead to fraud, behavior and analytical red flags, and anti-fraud controls.

The presentation will be held on Thursday, February 18 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Building Industry Center at 6 Airline Drive in Albany. The cost to attend is $60 for members of NESCA, AGC-NYS or ECA, and $80 for non-members. To register, please print this form and mail it with payment to Northeastern Subcontractors Association, Inc., 6 Airline Drive, Albany, New York 12205.  For questions regarding the event, contact Katie Farrow at [email protected] or 518-456-6663.

In addition to being a CFE, Wickes, TBC’s Director of Forensic Accounting Services, is a Certified Public Accountant. She is also Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV). She has nearly 20 years of diversified experience in the areas of private and public accounting, fraud investigations, forensic accounting, internal control consulting, asset tracing, economic damages, family law, business valuations, and other litigation support services. She provides consulting and expert witness services to assist attorneys and clients prior to and throughout lawsuits, as well as during settlement negotiations.