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.  If you have any questions please contact us at mfacc@utoronto.ca 

Check your calendar and be sure to save the dates!

2020

Matt McGuire

ALUMNI ONLINE LECTURE SERIES
FEBRUARY 25
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing
Matt McGuire is the Co-Founder and 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 with the goals of 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 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.  (1 CPD credit)  

Matt McGuire

 

ALUMNI ONLINE LECTURE SERIES
MARCH 19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Indemnification Clauses and the Independence of an Expert Witness: Any Cause for Concern?
Jack Blackier and 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.  The presentation will include a discussion of legal requirement as well as the ethical obligations of an IFA expert.   To access the recording:dit)

http://utoronto.adobeconnect.com/p1dku7um894v/

Matt McGuire

ALUMNI WORKSHOP
cancelled, will reschedule for the Fall
Hands on workshop using Tableau - $280
A light lunch from 12 - 1, followed by the workshop & a short reception and networking opportunity after 5:00

Visualization Techniques for the Forensic Accountant
Jack Martin is a Partner and the National Director of Forensic Data Analytics at KPMG in Canada. Jack has also performed extensive work in other forensic and audit areas such as litigation support, investigations, and continuous monitoring and continuous auditing.
Jack has designed complex procedures that were used as expert testimony for litigation support, as well as for fraud investigation and dispute services engagements. Jack is proficient at using a wide variety of analytics, data mining, statistical and visualization tools.  
     
(4 CPD credits)

 

Forensic Accounting firm

ALUMNI LECTURE SERIES
APRIL 22 
2:00 pm - 3:00 PM


'Data Analytics - Using AI & Machine Learning to Enhance Audit Efficiency & Assurance'
Eric Au, Grant Thornton

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. We will provide the following in our session:  * information on 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.‚Äč (1 CPD credit)

building

ALUMNI ONLINE LECTURE SERIES
MAY  28 
11:00 am - noon

'Covid Frauds - Help Protect your Client' with David Malamed, Head of Forensic Accounting and Chief Fraud Investigator at Cooper, Green & Warren LLP

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.

 

WOMEN in Forensic Accounting Breakfast Series
SEPTEMBER 22 @ Toronto

7:30 am - 9:00 am EST

Hosted by KPMG
(details will be given on registration )

The Women in Forensic Accounting breakfast series is geared to those women in the forensic accounting industry who want to share ideas and knowledge.  It is also a networking opportunity for women looking for ways to break from traditional roles in the industry and provide support and the opportunity to connect with other high performing females.

Forensic Accounting continues to remain one of the most challenging ladders to climb for women, this event provides strong female role models from the sector to aspire to. 

Capstone

CAPSTONE/RESIDENCY RECEPTION & DINNER - ALUMNI NETWORKING EVENT
AUGUST 21
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Reception, Dinner and Speaker
It is that time of the year again – the MFAcc Capstone and MFAcc ASO residency!  We are hosting a reception & dinner & guest speaker beginning at 5:00 pm on campus. 
This year we have over 70 Students, Alumni & Instructors coming!  The dinner speaker is still to be announced but please save the date!

Let us know if you can join us! (1 CPD Credit)

WOMEN in Forensic Accounting Breakfast Series
NOVEMBER 4 @ Toronto 

7:30 am - 11:00 am EST

Hosted by CPA Canada 
The Women in Forensic Accounting breakfast series is geared to those women in the forensic accounting industry who want to share ideas and knowledge.  It is also a networking opportunity for women looking for ways to break from traditional roles in the industry and it provides support and opportunity to connect with other high performing females.  We encourage Women currently in Forensic Accounting to bring as a guest, a women interested in hearing about careers in Forensic Accounting.

Forensic Accounting continues to remain one of the most challenging ladders to climb for women and this event provides strong female role models from the sector to aspire to.  Register for further details.