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  • Monday, June 24 | 1:50-3:05 PM


    CPE: 1.5

    Level: Overview

    Recommended Prerequisite: None

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    In this roundtable session, you will meet with your peers and discuss issues relating to fraud risk management. The session will be limited to 100 attendees, on a first-come, first-served basis, to allow for maximum engagement and interaction. A facilitator will guide you through discussion questions, but the primary lessons will come from sharing experiences and best practices with your peers.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Identify challenges, trends, and emerging issues in fraud risk management
    • Compare best practices for assessing and managing fraud risks with your peers
    • Discuss shared and unique experiences with other participants

    David Cotton, CFE, CPA, CGFM

    Chairman, Cotton & Company LLP

    Dave Cotton is chairman of Cotton & Company LLP, Certified Public Accountants, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The firm was founded in 1981 and has a practice concentration in assisting federal and state government agencies, inspectors general, and government grantees and contractors with a variety of government program-related assurance and advisory services. Cotton has testified as an expert in governmental accounting, auditing, and fraud issues before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and other administrative and judicial bodies.


    Cotton served on the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, the IIA Anti-Fraud Programs and Controls Task Force and co-authored Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide. He also served on the American Institute of CPAs Anti-Fraud Task Force and co-authored Management Override: The Achilles Heel of Fraud Prevention. Cotton is the past-chair of the AICPA Federal Accounting and Auditing Subcommittee and has served on the AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee and the Government Technical Standards Subcommittee of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee. Cotton chaired the Fraud Risk Management Task Force, sponsored by COSO and the ACFE, and is a principal author of the COSO-ACFE Fraud Risk Management Guide. Cotton was the recipient of the ACFE 2018 Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Award, the AGA’s 2012 Educator Award and AGA’s 2006 Barr Award.

  • David Cotton, CFE, CPA, CGFM

    Chairman, Cotton & Company LLP

    Dave Cotton is chairman of Cotton & Company LLP, Certified Public Accountants, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The firm was founded in 1981 and has a practice concentration in assisting federal and state government agencies, inspectors general, and government grantees and contractors with a variety of government program-related assurance and advisory services. Cotton has testified as an expert in governmental accounting, auditing, and fraud issues before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and other administrative and judicial bodies.


    Cotton served on the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, the IIA Anti-Fraud Programs and Controls Task Force and co-authored Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide. He also served on the American Institute of CPAs Anti-Fraud Task Force and co-authored Management Override: The Achilles Heel of Fraud Prevention. Cotton is the past-chair of the AICPA Federal Accounting and Auditing Subcommittee and has served on the AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee and the Government Technical Standards Subcommittee of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee. Cotton chaired the Fraud Risk Management Task Force, sponsored by COSO and the ACFE, and is a principal author of the COSO-ACFE Fraud Risk Management Guide. Cotton was the recipient of the ACFE 2018 Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Award, the AGA’s 2012 Educator Award and AGA’s 2006 Barr Award.

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