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Friday, August 28, 2020 Webcast

Analysis of SAS No. 134 and Preventing Financial Fraud (E2008474)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Registration: 8:45 AM EDT



3.5 CPE Credits in AA


Learn how the AICPA’s SAS No. 134 enables greater visibility of the auditor’s opinion on financial statements. Also, learn new measures for preventing fraud, including interviewing techniques during investigations and identifying security threats of 5G wireless communication. These sessions were originally presented at the NJCPA 2020 Governmental Accounting and Auditing Conference.


CPAs, auditors and other financial professionals.


New Auditor Reporting Standards
Patricia O. Fede, CPA – Marks Paneth LLP
The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board (ASB) issued its Statement on Auditing Standards No. 134 in May of 2019. Discuss modifications such as:
  • Changes on the "Opinion” and “Basis of Opinion” sections
  • How the “Basis of Opinion” section of the auditor's report should include an affirmative statement about the auditor's independence
  • The communication of Key Audit Matters (KAMs)
  • The revised description of the auditor and management
The Emergence of 5G Wireless Communication – Why You Should Be Concerned
Christopher Mangano – Ocellus Tech
Most people don’t realize that 5G (5th Generation Wireless) is the equivalent of a moon-landing moment in the world of technology. When the speed of data combines with advancements in Artificial Intelligence and quantum computing, it will make the world nearly unrecognizable. These changes will heighten fraud potential and cyber risks to a level unlike anything before.

The Art of Interviewing in Financial and Fraud Investigations
John Pizzuro
The majority of human communication is non-verbal, meaning there’s an opportunity to analyze somebody’s body language to determine if they are disingenuous. This presentation will delve into cognitive interview techniques, such as:
  • How to frame questions in a manner that people will unknowingly provide more information
  • How stress impacts the limbic system and manifests through certain non-verbal actions
  • How to build rapport and get anyone to cooperate with you








You will not be eligible for CPE if you previously attended the 2020 Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference.


Patricia Fede

Patricia O. Fede, CPA

Senior Director

Marks Paneth LLP

Patricia Fede, CPA, is a Senior Director in Marks Paneth’s Professional Standards Group, which is responsible for monitoring and upholding the firm’s quality control procedures as mandated by industry standards. In this role, she executes pre-issuance reviews of attest engagements and trains the firm’s attest teams, to ensure they maintain the most stringent levels of professionalism in their client engagements. She is skilled at researching complex accounting and auditing questions and assisting with strategic solutions.

Ms. Fede’s career and experience at both national and regional firms span more than two decades, with specialties in broker-dealer audits, employee benefit plans, real estate and nonprofit entities. She is an active member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) and presents regularly on accounting and auditing topics as well as practical applications of new rules.

Beginning her career as an audit manager with a global accounting firm, Ms. Fede has also worked for financial services organizations in quality control, corporate reporting and internal audit. Prior to joining Marks Paneth, she was a Director in the Quality Review department of another nationally ranked Mid-Atlantic accounting firm. She is based out of Marks Paneth’s New Jersey office.

Chris Mangano

Chris Mangano

VP Sales & Marketing

Ocellus Tech

Outgoing and charismatic, Chris Mangano thrives in addressing an audience. With over 30 years of experience in the IT realm, Chris brings his industry to life. “Striving for progress, not perfection” is Chris’s motto and how he educates his clients and peers. He enjoys taking a non-traditional approach with both his clients and prospective clients by holding Private Lunch Workshops as well as going out and about presenting on relevant cyber security, risk and compliance topics for various organizations and conferences. As Vice President of Mercadien Technologies, Chris works diligently to develop these presentations to educate companies with the most up-to-date information on cyber risks, preventions and services he and his team provide.

It’s reassuring to know that the person educating you has been in your shoes. As a former business principal, Chris understands the uncertainty his clients face. He managed sales, marketing and operations for an IT company he co-founded and ran for ten years. Later, he became an advisor to help others grow their organizations and determine risks. Chris utilizes his past experience to assist his clients in navigating the uncertainty in areas such as cybersecurity, risk management, disaster recovery, and network design and implementation. Clients turn to Chris when they want an expert who has experienced these issues first hand and is familiar with the nuances of each area.

Chris is motivated by building relationships. He will educate you on the topics at hand, while continuing to act as a sounding board. He assists his clients in determining their risks and vulnerabilities, then develops practical recommendations that meet operational goals aligned with a client’s budget. Chris will be there from start to finish for whatever his clients need.

John Pizzuro

John Pizzuro, CFE

John Pizzuro has 24 years, experience from a State Police Agency and in that role is The Commander of a Regional Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. John Pizzuro currently oversees 70 law enforcement agencies comprised of over 200 people. John’s unique approach to leadership and partnerships has increased productivity in his task force by 100% over the last three years. John Pizzuro has been able to infuse neuroscience, research, with real world experience. His work in neuro science has provided him with a unique perspective on human behavior, body language and other cognitive behavior.
John Pizzuro has extensive experience in interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims during the course of numerous investigations. His approach to these interviews and countless personal interactions combined with the use of Neuro Linguistic Programming Techniques has provided him with the ability to recognize non-verbal cues and gain more cooperation and information.
John Pizzuro is certified as a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner and has an M.A. in Human Resource Development and Training. He currently serves on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Public Awareness and Education Committee and is a Co-Facilitator for a working group for the National Children’s Alliance. He frequently speaks to organizations and audiences on the stress that impacts the law enforcement community. John Pizzuro teaches about personal development, leadership, technology, communication and high impact performance. He inspires, motivates, and empowers audiences to transform their lives by altering their thinking.


$79.00 - Member

$129.00 - Non Member

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