Free Webcast**: Your Role in Sustaining a Culture That Deters Fraud
Event Date: April 16, 2014
Event Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5
Recommended NACD Skill-Specific Credits: 2
Field of Study: Auditing (AU)
Prerequisite: A basic understanding of Corporate Management, Risk Management and Corporate Governance
** Earn free CPE or NACD Skill-Specific Credits
An ethical culture doesn’t just happen—it takes diligence. Each of the key stakeholders in the financial reporting supply chain—the financial team, the internal audit function, and the board and audit committee—plays an important part. Not surprisingly, corporate culture is a significant factor in the auditor’s fraud risk assessment of a company. Hear how successful organizations leverage their resources to reinforce an ethical culture, assess the effectiveness of their initiatives, and implement changes in their efforts to deter financial fraud. This webcast will provide you with actionable recommendations for steps you can take in your company.
Learning Objectives: Provide perspective on how leading companies execute their ethical framework, tools they use to evaluate effectiveness, and what they do to consistently reinforce how serious they are about doing the right thing for the right reasons.
Cynthia M. Fornelli
Center for Audit Quality
Cindy Fornelli is the Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality. The Center for Audit Quality was founded to serve investors, public company auditors and the capital markets through its involvement in audit-related policy making and outreach. Cindy is responsible for carrying out the mission and vision of the Center's Governing Board, which is comprised of eight leaders from public company audit firms, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and independent public members.
R. Karl Erhardt
Senior Vice President & General Auditor
R. Karl Erhardt is the Senior Vice President & General Auditor for MetLife. In this capacity, Karl has an independent relationship with the Audit Committee of MetLife’s Board of Directors. He manages a team of audit professionals responsible for providing objective evaluations and advice on the system of internal controls and advocating for a global risk management framework. He joined the company in October 2002.
Mary J. Steele Guilfoile
MG Advisors, Inc.
Mary J. Steele Guilfoile is the Chairman of MG Advisors, Inc., a privately owned financial services merger and acquisition advisory and consulting services firm. Ms. Guilfoile’s professional history includes 25 years on Wall Street and another dozen years with professional service firms focused on Wall Street. Her banking career was with JP Morgan Chase and its predecessor companies. Mary was also a partner in a private equity firm, a strategy consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, and earned her CPA while with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC). Ms. Guilfoile currently serves on the boards of The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW), and Valley National Bancorp (VLY).
Robert J. Kueppers
Senior Partner, Global Regulatory and Professional Matters
Robert J. Kueppers is Senior Partner, Global Regulatory and Professional Matters for Deloitte LLP and has 37 years of professional experience. Mr. Kueppers represents the U.S. member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited on global regulatory, public policy and accounting profession matters. He also serves major clients of the firm in an advisory capacity.
Senior Managing Director and Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer
Janice Innis-Thompson is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer of TIAA-CREF. Ms. Innis-Thompson oversees and manages TIAA-CREF’s enterprise wide compliance and ethics program. She leads a team of compliance professionals who are helping to transform the organization through proactive compliance risk management, education and processes optimization. Ms. Innis-Thompson reports to the Chief Legal Officer and the Audit Committee of the Board of TIAA.