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  • Thursday-Friday, June 27-28 | 8:30 AM-4:55 PM


    CPE Credit: 16

    Level: Basic

    Recommended Prerequisite: None

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    To be successful in the fight against fraud, auditors and investigators must work together. The Auditing/Investigating Fraud Seminar brings these two perspectives together for a series of joint general sessions and breaks into separate sessions for each of the respective professional roles. Through the exploration of various anti-fraud topics and the sharing of best practices across disciplines, you will sharpen your existing skills and learn the techniques necessary for effective fraud prevention, detection and investigation.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Plan and conduct a fraud risk assessment
    • Recognize the warning signs of occupational fraud schemes
    • Conduct informational and admission-seeking interviews
    • Use the internet as an investigative tool during fraud examinations
    • Obtain information from internal sources and public records
    • Recognize auditors’ fraud-related responsibilities and the sources of relevant professional standards
    • Use analytical techniques to uncover the red flags of fraud
    • Navigate legal issues related to fraud examination
    • Prepare effective fraud examination reports


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    Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF

    CEO/Owner, Acuity Forensics

    Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA/CFF, is principal at Acuity Forensics, a Pacific Northwest forensic accounting firm with a national presence. She has more than 21 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 14 years focused completely on forensic accounting-related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation.

    She has provided expertise as a source to The New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Financier Worldwide Magazine and First Business News. She’s also a regular contributor to Fraud Magazine and the Vancouver Business Journal, and has been interviewed for CNBC, KING 5-TV in Seattle, iHeartRadio and KGW-TV in Portland, and News Talk in Alberta, Canada. Couch is the recipient of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the ACFE to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. She serves as a faculty member for the ACFE and recently completed a two-year term as Vice-Chair and Chair of the ACFE’s Board of Regents.

    Couch is the author of The Thief in Your Company, available at Amazon and the ACFE bookstore. 

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    Leah D. Lane, CFE

    Global Investigations Director, Texas Instruments, Inc.

    Leah Lane has more than 20 years of combined public and private sector investigations and fraud examination experience. During her career, she has managed, worked and assisted in hundreds of investigations globally, involving allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, internal and external fraud, and employee misconduct.

    Lane is currently the global investigations director at Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI), where she manages a group of investigators with global responsibility for investigations within TI. She is also responsible for fraud awareness campaigns.

    Before joining Texas Instruments, Lane served as the audit fraud manager at JCPenney and as a security manager for the Americas at HP/EDS. At these positions, she was responsible for investigating and managing complex financial fraud and computer forensic matters. She began her investigative career as a special agent in the U.S. Customs Service, a position she held for more than seven years.

  • tcouch headshot
    Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF

    CEO/Owner, Acuity Forensics

    Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA/CFF, is principal at Acuity Forensics, a Pacific Northwest forensic accounting firm with a national presence. She has more than 21 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 14 years focused completely on forensic accounting-related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation.

    She has provided expertise as a source to The New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Financier Worldwide Magazine and First Business News. She’s also a regular contributor to Fraud Magazine and the Vancouver Business Journal, and has been interviewed for CNBC, KING 5-TV in Seattle, iHeartRadio and KGW-TV in Portland, and News Talk in Alberta, Canada. Couch is the recipient of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the ACFE to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. She serves as a faculty member for the ACFE and recently completed a two-year term as Vice-Chair and Chair of the ACFE’s Board of Regents.

    Couch is the author of The Thief in Your Company, available at Amazon and the ACFE bookstore. 

  • llane headshot
    Leah D. Lane, CFE

    Global Investigations Director, Texas Instruments, Inc.

    Leah Lane has more than 20 years of combined public and private sector investigations and fraud examination experience. During her career, she has managed, worked and assisted in hundreds of investigations globally, involving allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, internal and external fraud, and employee misconduct.

    Lane is currently the global investigations director at Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI), where she manages a group of investigators with global responsibility for investigations within TI. She is also responsible for fraud awareness campaigns.

    Before joining Texas Instruments, Lane served as the audit fraud manager at JCPenney and as a security manager for the Americas at HP/EDS. At these positions, she was responsible for investigating and managing complex financial fraud and computer forensic matters. She began her investigative career as a special agent in the U.S. Customs Service, a position she held for more than seven years.

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