Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 via Zoom.us

 Keys to Fraud Prevention & Detection

 Presented by Ronald P. Steinkamp
Partner, Brown Smith Wallace

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Date: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

          7:45 - 8:00 am - Log into Zoom Meeting
          8:00 - 8:50 am - Presentation
          8:50 - 9:00 am - Questions

Location: via Zoom.us



Keys to Fraud Prevention & Detection

The pervasiveness and cost of occupational fraud is a widespread problem in every industry. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), occupational fraud costs the average organization 5 percent of its revenues every year. Do you have adequate policies, controls and processes in place designed to prevent fraud from occurring or detect it early to lessen your financial losses?  In this session, which is applicable to both business owners and financial executives, we will discuss: 

  • Occupational Fraud Categories & Schemes
  • Findings from the ACFE 2020 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud
  • Keys to Fraud Prevention and Detection
  • How to Conduct a Fraud Risk Assessment in Your Organization



About the Speaker:

Ronald P. Steinkamp, CPA, CIA, CFE, CRMA, CGMA, CCA, CCP
Partner, Advisory Services and Fraud & Forensics Services

Ron is a Partner in the Advisory Services group of Brown Smith Wallace and leads the Fraud & Forensics services and our Public Sector Advisory Services group. With over 29 years of experience, he focuses on: fraud prevention, detection and investigation; internal controls; internal audit; business process improvement; enterprise risk management; and consulting.

He has led the development of a methodology for internal audit quality assessment reviews, developed the internal audit infrastructure for a large metropolitan city, directed construction audit efforts on a $2 billion dollar airport expansion and assisted in the implementation of Government Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 34. He has also identified over $300 million in questioned costs/savings while an auditor with the federal government.

Ron graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Certified Construction Auditor (CCA), and a Construction Control Professional (CCP).

He is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Missouri Municipal League (MML)
  • Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA)
  • National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA)
  • Focus St. Louis

 He is currently on the board of governors for the St. Louis Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), having previously served as president, vice president, treasurer, and chairman of several committees for the organization, and as a validator/internal quality assessor for the IIA.  In addition, he is a board member of the St. Louis Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and advises the St. Louis Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).




Wednesday, September 30, 2020  ZOOM Program



An Economic Update

Presented by Kevin Kliesen a senior Economic Research Professional from the Federal Reserve Bank

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Date: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

          7:45 - 8:00 am - Log into Zoom Meeting
          8:00 - 8:50 am - Presentation
          8:50 - 9:00 am - Questions

Location: via Zoom.us


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Please join us for an Economic Update presented by a Senior Economic Research Professional from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  The longest business expansion in U.S. economic history ended abruptly in February. The pandemic has throttled the U.S. economy, driving millions to the unemployment lines, and led to the permanent closure of many businesses. Are there any signs that economy is poised to get off the mat?



About the Speaker:

Kevin L. Kliesen is a Business Economist and Research Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  He joined the Bank in 1988.  He holds an M.A. in Economics from Colorado State University. In his position as a business economist, he analyzes current U.S. macroeconomic and financial market developments and trends for the Bank president and staff economists prior to each Federal Open Market Committee meeting. He also reports on and analyzes economic conditions in the seven states of the Eighth Federal Reserve District. He has written and published extensively and was instrumental in the development of several economic indicators published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In addition to his responsibilities at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, he taught part-time for the Department of Economics at Washington University from 2006 to 2013. Professionally, he is a member of the American Economic Association, the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), and the Association of Christian Economists.  In September 2011, he was recognized as a NABE Fellow, one of the organization’s highest honors.