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Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • St. John’s University, 101 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003
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    Due to security restrictions you must register for this event in advance of October 12th at 9:00AM EST.

    Event Agenda

     - Cocktails and Networking

    pm - Introductions by Warner Johnston and presentation by Henry Ristuccia

    7:00pm - Panel Event   

    Introduction and Moderator Introduction:
     Warner Johnston, Head of ACCA USA

     Professor Paul L. Walker, James J. Schiro / Zurich Chair in Enterprise Risk Management & Executive Director, Center for Excellence in ERM at St. John's University

    Dr. Walker is an expert in the field of Risk Management and co-developed one of the first courses on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). He has written extensively on risk and ERM including the books Improving Board Risk Oversight through Best Practices, Making Enterprise Risk Management Pay Off and Enterprise Risk Management: Pulling it All Together. In August 2014, Dr. Walker released a new research report supported by ACCA and IMA entitled “A Risk Challenge Culture to Promote Good Risk Management Practices in the C-Suite and Across the Organization” which you can see here


    • Henry Ristuccia , NY based Partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Audit and Enterprise Risk Services (AERS) Advisory
    • Lee Marks, current Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) at First Data, Senior Vice President
    • Michael J. Lynn, Thought leadership in Audit, Risk, Control and Governance  

    Follow the event discussion on Twitter: #GlobalRiskReward


    • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Brio Tuscan Grille, 700 Ashwood Parkway, Dunwoody, GA 30338

    ACCA USA is pleased to invite you to join us in welcoming our new Atlanta leadership!

    The next Atlanta Chapter Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00PM EST at Brio Tuscan Grille, 700 Ashwood Parkway, Dunwoody, GA 30338.

    George Baah, Chapter Head

    George Baah is the founding and managing member of GKB Partners, LLC in the metro Atlanta. Prior to founding GKB Partners, he worked for the Hackett group, LLC as Director of Consolidation & Tax Integration; Wells Real Estate Funds, Inc; Prudential Investments and Deloitte & Touche. Along with his work incorporate financial reporting, he has been an accounting professor since 1996 teaching various accounting courses at various universities. 

    He holds aPhD in Management from Case Western Reserve University (2016); an MBA inFinance from the University of Leicester (2002); ACCA fellowship since 2007;and a CPA license.


    Slawek Horodyski, Deputy Chapter Head

    Slawomir (Slawek) Horodyski (FCCA) is Finance Director for Clyde Bergemann Power Group Americas covering USA, Canada, Brazil and Columbia. Clyde Bergemann supplies products and system solutions, which are key to an efficient and environmentally sound energy generation.

    Prior to joining Clyde Bergemann, he worked for 14 years for Xella Group – a market leader in green wall building materials as CFO for regional subsidiaries in Russia, USA, Mexico, Italy and the Netherlands.

    Slawek has a master’s degree in management from University of Economics in Poznan, Poland and Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in Germany. He completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development (PLD).  


    • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
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    Philadelphia Chapter Head, Tameka Morris, invites members, students and affiliates to the September Chapter Meeting.

    Topic: Using Data Analytics to Identify Unusual Items

    What to expect?

    David Gendelman will lead a 50-minutes lecture and 10-minutes of Q&A on the topic of Using Data Analytics to Identify Unusual Items. He is the IT Audit Manager at UGI Corporation, an energy holding company. Dave leads and supports efforts related to internal audit activities in security, data analysis and audit activities related to UGI's Accounting and transaction systems. Dave joined UGI in April 2013 as an IT Audit Supervisor. Prior to joining UGI, Dave worked as an IT Auditor at Ernst & Young LLP in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Penn State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences and Technology.  He is experienced in data analysis (ACL), SAP Security, and platform security, including RACF Mainframe, Oracle DB, Microsoft SQL, Windows, and UNIX.  Dave also holds the CISSP and CISA designations. 

    CPE Credit:

    Advance Preparations:

    Program Level:

    Choose from: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
    Delivery Method:
    Group Online   

    Who Should Attend:
    • Senior-Level Managers and Executives
    • Auditors, Accountants, Compliance
    • ACCAs, CPAs, CFEs, and CIAs

    Learning objectives
    Learn about various data analytics techniques
    Understand the benefits and challenges of using data analytics
    Recognize common red flags when analyzing data
    Identify some data analytics techniques to detect unusual items in GL/Journal Entries, T&E/Expenses, and Procurement

    Discussion topics
    What is Data Analytics?
    Types of Data Analytics, Tools and Techniques
    Benefits and Challenges of Data Analytics
    Data Analytics Procedures to Detect Unusual Items in G/L / Journal entries
    Data Analytics Procedures to Detect Unusual Items in T&E / Expenses
    Data Analytics Procedures to Detect Unusual Items in Procurement


    Meeting Policies
    The meeting is free of charge. However if you register and have to cancel, cancellations can be handled through the event confirmation email you received, or can be sent by email to acca.usa@accaglobal.com 48 hours prior to the meeting. Also, if you have a complaint, please e-mail acca.usa@accaglobal.com   

    Please note that seating is very limited so kindly RSVP early. 

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