2018 December Meeting

Date: December 7, 2018
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: DoubleTree Hotel-Campbell Centre (8250 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75206)

No prerequisites required
4 Hours Continuing Professional Education


Session 1: “The Evolving Role of Advanced Analytics and Robotics”

Learning Objectives:

Role of Advanced Analytics in today’s organizations

  • Using AI, predictive modelling and robotics to increase efficiency and profitability
  • Define AI and compare it to conventional computing
  • Advance knowledge of Data Analytics, AI, Machine Learning and Robotics
  • Explore tools used in Advanced Analytics
  • Describe advanced agents and their role in IT
  • Explore impact of AI on business processes

Kirsten Tiernan

Kirstie is a Managing Director in Technology and Business Transformation Services department in the Chicago office with more than 15 years of experience providing data analytics, technology consulting, and risk management services. A Certified Fraud Examiner and an Oracle Certified Associate, Kirstie assists clients with utilizing data across the organization from multiple sources, locations, systems, languages, and functions.

Kirstie is experienced in managing big data analytics projects requiring the collection of entire ERP systems with experience in many accounting systems, including PeopleSoft, SAP, and Oracle. Managing a team of database and data analytics experts, she provides clients with the necessary dashboards, statistical models, and predictive analytics to turn data into information upon which key business decisions are made. Applying her expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Kirstie regularly works with clients to prevent and detect organizational fraud.

Kirstie approaches projects with a focus on process efficiency, regularly implementing technological advancements within systems and databases in order to improve and accelerate time-consuming client processes. She also incorporates strategic data analytics initiatives to assist litigants, claimants, investigators, and auditors with creating decisive and definite reports and conclusions.


Session 2: “Detecting Fraud: Tools and Techniques for Internal Audit Teams”

This presentation discusses best practices for detecting and deterring fraud to help internal audit teams defend against fraud.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common elements of fraud schemes. 
  • Understand common behaviors of fraud perpetrators.
  • Learn interviewing techniques used in investigative interviewing.

Jeff Hemphill

Jeff is a leader in BDO’s Risk Advisory Services practice with
more than 25 years of public accounting and industry experience
including 20 years of risk, governance, and internal controls
engagements. His practice emphasis is in risk management, internal
audit, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness and compliance, fraud program
development, IT audit, and quality assurance for private and publicly
held companies. Much of that work involves collaborating with
management teams on growth strategies and board of directors’ matters,
as well as working with audit committees involving governance and with
private equity firms to coordinate strengthening management activities as new requirements are undertaken.

He joined BDO with Big Four experience, previously with KPMG and Deloitte. In addition, Jeff has experience developing and managing compliance programs with responsibility for North America, Europe and Asia.

Jeff is a frequent, sought-after speaker on advisory matters for professional and civic audiences. As an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Jeff remains on the forefront of industry regulations
and changes. He served on many community boards and civic committees.

Jesse Daves

Jesse Daves is a Managing Director in the firm’s Houston office. He has
over 20 years of experience providing a combination of audit, forensic
accounting and investigative services to clients across a wide range of
industries including energy, retail, real estate and manufacturing.
Jesse has conducted fraud-related investigations involving numerous
issues, including alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
(FCPA), embezzlement, kickbacks, Ponzi schemes, conflicts of interest
and a variety of employment matters. He has managed international
investigations in China, Mexico and Colombia.

Jesse has worked directly with all levels of management, general and outside counsel as well as the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

He also has experience investigating and documenting fidelity bond claims for the insureds and underwriters.

Jesse has testified as an expert witness and has also assisted legal counsel before and during trials by planning and strategizing how to examine witnesses and present evidence.

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