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Anthony Lendez and Thomas Terranova of BDO to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 18, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Anthony Lendez and Thomas Terranova of BDO will speak at a webcast entitled: “Accounting Fraud & SEC Investigations: What Every Company Needs To Know in 2019 Live Webcast.” This webcast is scheduled on April 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET).

Event Summary:

Although accounting enforcement cases at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decreased in 2018, companies should not keep their guards down. The drop in the number of cases doesn’t mean that enforcement has weakened. Budgets, timing, and prioritizing more important cases over smaller ones, could be factors. The recent cases brought by the SEC imply its continued focus on accounting fraud, with heightened enforcement on individual accountability. Areas of focus include overstated assets, misrepresented key metrics, and misleading disclosures.

Companies must keep themselves updated with the emerging trends and developments to be able to devise effective compliance strategies and, thus, avoid fines and lawsuits in 2019.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the latest and emerging issues in accounting fraud & SEC investigations. Speakers, among other things, will provide practical compliance strategies for 2019 in light of the recent trends’ implications.

This live webcast will discuss the following key provisions:

- Recent SEC Enforcement Trends
- Notable Cases
- Areas of Focus
- Best Compliance Practices
- Enforcement Outlook

About Anthony Lendez, Partner, BDO

Anthony Lendez is a Partner based in BDO’s New York office. With over thirty-five years of experience, he leads the firm’s Forensic Accounting & Investigations group, encompassing securities litigation, monitorships, accountants’ professional liability, corporate investigations, white collar criminal matters, anti-money laundering compliance, and investigative due diligence. Prior to joining BDO, he was a Technical Manager for the SEC Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and an Audit Manager at a big four accounting firm.

About Thomas Terranova, Managing Director, BDO

Mr. Terranova is a Managing Director within the Forensic Investigation & Litigation Services practice of BDO. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant with over eighteen years of experience in public accounting. He advises counsel and accounting firms in the defense of accountants’ professional liability malpractice claims, conducts internal corporate investigations relating to alleged financial reporting irregularities, advises companies and their counsel on complex accounting and financial reporting disputes that are the subject of securities litigation, and directs other forensic accounting matters.

About BDO

BDO delivers assurance, tax, and advisory services to clients of all sizes – across industries, throughout the country, and around the globe. With a network spanning more than 160 countries worldwide, BDO is the 5th largest global network of public accounting firms. It’s our people, the knowledge they bring to engagements, their commitment to quality service, and the candid relationships they develop with clients that has made BDO the distinctive choice for professional accounting services for more than 100 years.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly-focused format.
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