AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshop on Mitigating Fraud Risks for National Business Officers

Business Office NOW LogoAAFCPAs’ John Buckley, CPA, CGMA, along with AAFCPAs’ client Cynthia Fanikos, Chief Financial Officer, Saint John’s Preparatory School (Danvers,MA), will present an educational workshop titled “An Inside Job: Safeguarding Schools by Assessing and Mitigating Fraud Risks with Internal Controls and Cyber Security.” This session is part of the National Business Officers Association’s (NBOA) Business Office NOW: East program, scheduled for November 15-16, 2017 in Boston, MA.
Enterprise risk management is not only tactical and procedural, but also plays a strategic role in a school delivering upon its mission. Regardless of your school’s size or resources, learn how to conduct a fraud risk assessment and develop your own fraud risk management program based on five key principles. Independent school leaders—including the board chair, head of school, and all business office staff—have a responsibility to effectively mitigate risk and must become familiar with the types of fraud that may occur within each area of responsibility for fiscal operations. John will offer detective procedures for identifying fraud, as well as preventive and monitoring techniques. He will share real-life examples and practice implementation considerations.
A successful fraud prevention program leads to stronger internal controls and better processes, enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the business office.
If you have any question about fraud or fraud prevention, please contact your AAFCPAs partner, or John Buckley, CPA at 774.512.4039, jbuckley@nullaafcpa.com.

About NBOA & Business Office NOW

Business Office NOW is an affordable and accessible two-day workshop providing attendees with the latest and most relevant information related to independent school business operations. This dynamic program is taught by a diverse group of national thought leaders, and provides solutions to pressing issues within independent schools with national resources.
AAFCPAs is a proud member of NBOA, where the nation’s independent school leaders gather to promote best practices and standards of excellence across all business operations, including finance, admissions, human resources, information technology and facilities.

About the Author

John Buckley CPA
John is the leader of AAFCPAs’ Educational Services practice, serving diverse academic and education services clients spanning independent schools, colleges/universities, special education schools, education services, charter schools and charter management organizations (CMOs). John chairs AAFCPAs’ Risk Committee and oversees the firm’s Enterprise Risk Management Program, ensuring proper practices are in place to surface, understand, and manage priority risks. Additionally, John performs various types of fraud audits for clients, including cash disbursement, credit card fraud, and falsifying employee reimbursement. He has been asked to serve as an expert witness for several attorneys involved in fraud cases.