Joseph W. Hanlon and Pamela D. Wickes, Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) at the Albany-based accounting and advisory firm Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) will be providing manufacturing executives with valuable insight on the red flags of fraud risk and offering prevention tips and good business practices to avoid costly damages to their businesses.
The conference, called “Fraud Matters – Don’t Become Another Headline: Awareness & Prevention Tips,” will give members of the Chief Executives Network (CEN) the opportunity to evaluate their current policies, including their code of ethics and conduct and hiring policies, and ways to tighten up their internal controls to prevent fraud from occurring at their companies.
In addition to being CFEs, both Hanlon and Wickes are Certified Public Accountants. Hanlon, a partner and member of TBC for over 20 years, has been involved with CEN since its inception and works with many of the Firm’s manufacturing clients. Wickes, the Director of Forensic Accounting Services, 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 assessments, 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.