January 19, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
With business and employee cash concerns because of COVID-19, fraud is a bigger concern now than ever. Recently, Wells Fargo fired up to 125 employees for allegedly misrepresenting themselves to obtain stimulus money intended to help businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. And hundreds of thousands of dollars have been fraudulently taken in two separate schemes that targeted California Employment Development Department (EDD) unemployment insurance benefits.
Join Bronswick Benjamin as they provide best practices on a host of areas to ensure you avoid issues regarding fraud:
- Recent Unemployment Fraud committed during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Basic Office Fraud including segregation of duties between approval of bills and payments.
- Bank Reconciliation and the idea of controls over all cash and deposits.
About the Presenters:
Jeffrey D. Bronswick, CPA, MBA, CGMA
Jeff is the Managing Partner at Bronswick Benjamin. After working with a “Big Four” firm for several years, he joined Reicin Pollack, which would later become Bronswick Benjamin. Currently servicing a variety of clients in manufacturing, distribution, technology, professional services, labor organizations, and employee benefit plans. Jeff prides himself on his unique approach with clients, in that companies and owners need a true business advisor who can assist them as their companies evolve over time and can grow with them. Mr. Bronswick holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University, Cum Laude with University Honors and an MBA from Northern Illinois University as well. His associations include, an active Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Member of Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mitchell M. Cohen, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CFLC
Mitchell M. Cohen is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) and a Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) with over 30 years of accounting and tax experience. Mr. Cohen is a Partner with Bronswick Benjamin PC a public accounting firm in Chicago, Illinois and has been with the firm since 2018. Mr. Cohen’s expertise includes offering expert guidance in many areas such as strategic business planning, financial negotiation, accounting system design, personal and corporate tax planning, IRS audits, financial statement compilations, review and audits in the areas of for‐profit, governmental and not‐for‐profit entities, manufacturing, distribution, interior design, catering companies and restaurants among many types of closely held businesses. Mr. Cohen has conducted numerous forensic investigations including financial analysis relating to divorce, loss of income calculations, piercing the corporate veil, breach of fiduciary responsibility and conversion. Mr. Cohen is also a testifying expert witness.
Matthew G. Mitzen, CPA, CFE
Matthew G. Mitzen is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with over 35 years of public accounting experience. He is a Principal in charge of the Attest division at Bronswick Benjamin, PC in Chicago, Illinois. Matt has extensive experience in all facets of Quality Assurance for public accounting firms and has performed Engagement Quality Reviews of financial statements and underlying workpapers for entities in many industries. Mr. Mitzen has also coordinated and overseen internal inspections while working at local, regional, and national firms and served as a Peer Review Team member on reviews of firms, from sole practitioners up through a top ten national firm. He also spent years working as a professional liability defense expert, analyzing workpapers, financial statements, GAAP, and GAAS in situations where a CPA was accused of substandard performance. Mr. Mitzen has also authored and presented numerous technical, annual accounting, and attest updates.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central
FREE to All
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Venue: At Your Desk