MFAcc Alumni Academy


The Alumni Academy was created to support MFAcc & DIFA graduates through a variety of educational activities:  The Alumni Online Lecture Series, Conferences, CPD Workshops and Seminars, News, Alumni Communications & Alumni Awards.  Most lectures and networking events are free to DIFA & MFAcc Alumni unless otherwise posted.  Most will result in a CPD credit. For a list of upcoming events, please check the listing below. 

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Coming up....


December 9 - 10:00 am  EST

Forensic Accountants in Developing Countries
Panel presentation and discussion with Ryna Ferlatte, head of Forensic Audits for the World Bank, Jag Brar, Head of Investigations - EMA Region of KPMG and Alexandra Kulovics, Senior Manager of Forensic Accounting at Williams, Meaden & Moore on the challenges that face forensic accountants in areas where corruption, personal safety and culture create new challenges.


2020 - Recorded

Matt McGuire
Matt McGuire - CPA, CA, CFF, CAMS, AMLP, CCI

FEBRUARY 25 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing   
Matt McGuire is the Co-Founder & Practice Director of The AML Shop. Launched in 2015, The AML Shop’s team of veteran compliance executives empowers businesses with the most practical, informed and strategic regulatory support services, helping clients manage risk, maximize opportunities and achieve and maintain compliance.  For over 15 years, Matt has served as an advisor to Canadian, American and foreign governments, as well as the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. 

Jack and Victor
Victor Neufeld, CPA, CA·IFA, CFF, CFE  & Jack Blackier, FCA, DIFA, LLM

MARCH 19 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Indemnification Clauses and the Independence of an Expert Witness?
Jack Blackier & Victor Neufeld will focus on the legal issues and the practical concerns that arise in circumstances in which an expert witness seeks an indemnity from a client. The underlying issue is whether any such indemnity from the client in favor of the expert impairs, in fact and/or in appearance, the independence of the expert, thereby putting at risk the qualification of the expert as an expert witness & the admission into evidence of the report of the expert.  

Forensic Accounting firm
Eric Au, Grant Thornton

APRIL 22 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Data Analytics - Using AI & Machine Learning to Enhance Audit Efficiency & Assurance'

This presentation will demonstrate through case studies how using data analytics, specifically AI and Machine Learning, can enhance audit efficiency and assurance by detecting anomolies in a population of data. How data analyics can be used in the audit process; * how AI and machine learning can be used to detect anomolies; * how this can increase the efficieny and assurance obtained in the audit process; * examples through case studies to demonstrate how this can be executed and the technologies used to do so.​ 

David Malamed
David Malamed, CPA, CA•IFA, CPA (IL), CFE, CFF, CFI

MAY  28 - 11:00 am - noon

Covid Frauds - Help Protect your Client
David is a Canadian court qualified expert in Forensic Accounting and Investigation. With more than 18 years of experience, David has acted as a litigation consultant, expert witness, forensic accountant and fraud investigator.

He was CPA Magazine's technical editor for fraud, and a regular columnist. In 2012 and 2013 David's column was awarded the Kenneth R. Wilson award.

Book cover for Chris Kubecka book
Chris Kubecka, Cybersecurity Expert

JUNE 24 - 10:00 am EST

Make sure your Cyber Assets don't become Liabilities 
Chris Kubecka is the founder and CEO of HypaSec. Previously, establishing and leading the network and security operations, UK/EU GDPR Privacy Group, joint international intelligence team and Information Protection Group for Aramco Overseas covering EMEA (outside KSA) and South America, part of Saudi Aramco.  At the age of 10 years old she got into trouble when she hacked the US Department of Justice!



Joe Albert
Joe Albert, CPA, CIRP, DIFA, Licensed Insolvency Trustee

November 11 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Use of Insolvency Law in Fraud Investigation
Joe Albert is one of the founding Principals of Albert Gelman Inc. and brings more than 25 years of experience to the firm. His in-depth knowledge and experience has been applied in consumer and commercial insolvency and restructuring engagements across the spectrum of the Canadian economy, including commercial engagements in the manufacturing, automotive, construction, retail, food and beverage, software, information technology, real estate, printing, electroplating, and transportation industries.