Out and About
ACFE Global Fraud Conference
For the third year in a row, Steve attended and spoke at the 24th Annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Global Fraud Conference. He traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for 4 days to attend at the Aria Resort & Casino. This year his presentation addressed “How Theft Within Family Businesses Transcends.” The conference achieved a record number of attendees with approximately 2,600 fraud examiners present.
Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians Conference
Steve had the pleasure of speaking with both eye physicians and optometrist practice administrators at their annual conference on June 14, 2013. He focused on “Balancing Patient Care with Fiscal Care” for the doctors, particularly for those who own their own practices. The topic for the practice administrators was the revenue cycle and the many opportunities for fraud within medical practices. The conference took place at the Aquaturf in Plantsville, CT.
On June 7, 2013, Steve presented to an audience of a variety of law enforcement and private sector individuals at the “Spotlight on Fraud” annual conference for the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. Steve discussed conducting financial crime investigations from the private sector. The conference was held at Mohegan Sun casino in Montville, CT.
2013 UConn Scholarship
On April 17, 2013, Justine attended the annual Awards Banquet for the Department of Accounting at the University of Connecticut. She presented Steve’s annual forensic accounting scholarship to Emily Zielinski (right). Emily is currently a junior accounting student. She is interested in forensic accounting, and hopes to work for a federal agency someday after receiving a Masters’ degree in forensic accounting.
CTCPA Educational Trust Fund
Steve and Justine attended the 2012 Educational Trust Fund Dinner for the CTCPA. Steve is a trustee of the fund, and presented awards to recipients. Justine attended as a representative of the University of Saint Joseph. The Educational Trust Fund supports accounting programs in schools across the state as well as individual accounting students.
On October 1, 2012, Steve attended and presented at the annual conference for the New England States Government Finance Officers’ Association. The conference was held in Hartford, CT. Steve’s presentation discussed the risks of theft in light of a suffering economy.
From September 17 – 19, 2012, Steve attended the 3rd North America IDEA User Conference in Dallas, Texas. He conducted a training session on the data analysis software to attendees from across the country.
Steve was interviewed on August 23, 2012 by Timothy Becker, a journalist for the Manchester Patch. In the interview, they discuss the basics of forensic accounting, as well as Steve’s professional achievements as an author, professor, and EMT. You can read the full article at: http://manchester.patch.com/articles/meet-stephen-pedneault-owner-of-forensic-accounting-services-llc#photo-11198526.
Justine participated in Habitat for Humanity on South Marshall Street in Hartford, CT on Tuesday, August 6, 2012. Eleven members of the CTCPA New and Young Professionals group worked together to paint the entire interior of one of the 16 units under construction. The completion of this project will mark the 200th home built by the Hartford Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Steve attended the 23rd Annual ACFE Conference from June 17-20, 2012. This year’s event took place in Orlando, FL at Gaylord Palms Resort. There was a record attendance of over 2,300 attendees! Steve was also a presenter at the conference. During his session he discussed the detection and resolution of a $1.8 embezzlement. This presentation marked Steve’s 200th speaking engagement to date.
CTCPA Educational Trust Fund Award Winner
Steve funded his annual scholarship to an outstanding student with an interest in forensic accounting. Frank Fazzino, this year’s recipient, is a student at Portland High School & will be attending Bryant University in the fall to study accounting. Steve and Frank attended a banquet at the Aqua Turf on June 5, 2012.
Steve and Justine attended the 2012 CTCPA Annual Meeting on May 14, 2012. Steve will serve on the Advisory Council for 2012-2013. He was also awarded the 2012 Jack Brooks Leadership Award. The award was presented by Greg Lainas (left), 2011-2012 CTCPA President. Steve was selected based on his “outstanding contributions to Connecticut’s CPA community.”
Educating Orthopedic Practice Managers
Steve presented two conference sessions on April 20, 2012 to members of the International Association of Orthopaedic Executives – Indianapolis. The conference was held at the popular Conrad, a luxurious hotel and conference center located downtown (pictured). The sessions were focused on preventing and detecting employee theft and embezzlement in an orthopedic practice setting.
Justine attended the annual Awards Banquet for the Department of Accounting at the University of Connecticut on April 18, 2012. She presented two scholarships, provided by Steve, to Rob McNaboe (left) and Richard Bosco (right).
Junior Achievement 2012
Steve and Justine participated as instructors in two Junior Achievement Days in March 2012. The first was in an eighth grade classroom at Assumption School of Manchester. Later in March, they volunteered in the first-ever Junior Achievement Day at Bennet Academy of Manchester. The program focuses on teaching life skills, decision making, budgeting, and career and educational choices.
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) is the broadest-based business membership organization in the state, as well as the largest. CBIA’s membership includes businesses of all types and sizes throughout the state.
CBIA is the leading voice of business and industry at the State Capitol and before state administrative agencies.
CBIA produces a Business Minute every weekday, sharing information that is relevant to businesses across the state. The Business Minutes cover a variety of business issues. See below to hear more from Stephen regarding forensic accounting.
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