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Occupational Fraud Within An Organization
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates that a typical organization loses 5% to 7% of their gross revenues each year due to occupational fraud and abuse. A presentation on Monday, September 23 at The University at Buffalo's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership will examine the different types of employee theft and fraud, the reasons employees engage in it, tips to prevent theft and fraud in the work place, red flags to help the employer identify it, and lastly what to do if you expect fraud is occurring.
UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
UB Downtown Gateway
77 Goodell Street Classroom 208
Buffalo, NY 14203
Monday, September 23rd, 2013 - 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Shawn M. Frier, CPA, CFE, CMPE is a Director in Freed Maxick’s Enterprise Advisory Services Practice. Prior to joining the Firm, Shawn worked for a “Big 6″ accounting firm in New York City.
Shawn is responsible for the overall planning, supervision and completion of client engagements, audits, reviews, compilations, bookkeeping, and tax returns. He has prepared financial statements in various industry formats including consolidations and has coordinated and reviewed work performed by internal auditors, assisted numerous entities in preparing annual budgets and in tax planning and has prepared audit findings for presentation to management. In addition, Shawn is involved with supervising staff, recruiting, training, and internship programs.
Over the years, Shawn has obtained a wide range of experience with manufacturing, financial institutions, distribution, physician groups, not-for-profit, general services industries and SEC and regulatory accounting matters.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Shawn is a member of the Buffalo Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is President of the New York State Medical Group Management Association, and serves as a speaker for their local and national events. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors, is the past Treasurer for Autistic Services, Inc, and is the current Assistant Treasurer for Jewish Federation Housing. In 2011, Shawn was named a winner of Buffalo Business First’s Healthcare 50 Award, which recognizes professionals serving the medical profession and their contributions in improving the quality of healthcare in Western New York. In 2006 Shawn was recognized for his business and community leadership by Business First as a “Forty Under 40” award recipient.
Areas of Expertise
Serving manufacturing, general service, and physician groups
SEC and regulatory accounting matters
Strategic and business planning
Conflict identification and resolution
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