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Wickes Presents to Contractors on Fraud Risks

Pam Wickes

Albany, NY – (July 18, 2014) – Pamela D. Wickes, Director of Forensic Accounting at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs P.C. (TBC) was invited to speak to general contractors, construction managers, and other businesses in the construction industry throughout New York State who attended the 2014 Associated General Contractors (AGC) NYS Summer Meeting. The conference was held July 17-20 at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY.

The presentation “Preventing and Detecting Fraud in the Workplace” focused on fraud within the construction industry, and specifically, occupational fraud occurrences and other common types of workplace fraud. With an audience of nearly 75 attendees, Wickes drew on her nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting industry, including 8 years of audit and accounting concentrated in the construction industry, to address key fraud statistics, fraud prevention and detection methods, and the challenges of detecting and proving collusion.

In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Wickes is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV). During her career, Wickes has gained 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.

About TBC

TBC was founded in 1971 and serves clients in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services. The Firm offers specialty services such as trusts and estates administration, business advisory, valuation, litigation support services, fraud investigation, forensic accounting and pension services for a diversified clientele in five primary markets: commercial businesses, governmental, employee benefit plans, labor organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals, as well as attorneys. Commercial clientele includes construction contractors, distributors, manufacturers, professional service firms, automotive dealers, real estate developers, retailers, technology companies and wholesalers among other businesses. For more information visit www.tbccpa.com.