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When: 05/18/2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Babson College
231 Forrest St
Olin Auditorium
Babson Park, MA  02457
United States
Contact: Karen Regan
(978) 364-5134

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Program Agenda


7:30-8:00 am: Registration, Networking and Breakfast


8:00-8:55 am: Introductions, Ethics Update, Understanding and Identifying Bias


8:55-9:45 am: International Considerations in Ethics


9:45-10:00 am: Break


10:00-11:00am: Fraud & Forensic Investigations


11:00-12:00pm: Identify and Responding to Risk; Designing an Internal Audit Program




Jarrod VanDerwerken, Partner, Audit - Grant Thornton

Experience overview
Jarrod is a partner in the Boston office and has more than 17 years of public accounting experience auditing public and private companies in numerous industries. 

Industry experience
Jarrod has extensive experience serving clients in the technology, manufacturing, health care, professional services, retail and distribution industries. His experience includes domestic and international companies of all sizes, and his areas of expertise include Security and Exchange Commission and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board rules and regulations, revenue recognition, including implementation of the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606), complex debt and equity and stock based compensation. 

Education & professional memberships 

Jarrod graduated from Lasell College, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Community involvement
Jarrod has served on the board of directors of several local charitable organizations and as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Lasell College.


LeeAnn Manning, Managing Director, Business Risk Services - Grant Thornton

LeeAnn is a Managing Director in Grant Thornton’s Forensic Advisory Services practice in the Boston office. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, LeeAnn was a director at a nationally recognized consulting firm.


LeeAnn has more than 15 years of experience in forensic accounting, fraud investigations, business disputes, and other financial analysis matters in a wide array of industries.  Her clients have included major law firms, not for profit entities and numerous Fortune 500 companies.


Representative Engagements 

  • Engaged by counsel to investigate and quantify an asset misappropriation by a senior level executive at a not for profit organization.
  • Engaged by counsel to investigate “whistleblower” allegations at a public company subsidiary. Investigation discovered payments to fictitious vendors and misappropriation of company assets.
  • Engaged by counsel to investigate and quantify a multi-million dollar financial restatement resulting from management fraud and earnings manipulation.
  • Engaged by counsel to investigate and quantify the manipulation of non-financial data at a private college.
  • Engaged by counsel to assist a large retailer in responding to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) inquiry resulting from “whistleblower” allegations. Issues involved review of accounting methodologies and applicable generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) including revenue recognition, lease accounting, use of estimates, and proper financial statement disclosure.
  • Assisted management by performing monitoring procedures to ensure employee compliance with company policy and Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Supervised and conducted financial statement audits for private and public companies in various industries, including manufacturing, high technology and banking.

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant, Massachusetts
  • Certified in Financial Forensics, AICPA
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)

Community involvement

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Boys and Girls Club of Boston


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, University of Massachusetts at Amherst


Corey Bazylinski, Principal, Controls Advisory - Grant Thornton


Business Advisory Services Partner
Corey is a Principal in the Business Advisory Services practice of Grant Thornton’s Boston office.  Corey has over 15 years of management experience with Business Process Internal Audit, Financial Process Management, IT Project Management, IT Security Audit, and Business/ IT Strategy work.
Industry experience
Corey is primarily engaged in governance, risk, and compliance projects which include Business Process Internal Audit and IT internal audit co-sourcing, IT Security Assessments, Sarbanes-Oxley documentation, analysis, and regulatory compliance, and enterprise risk management assessments. Corey has conducted various projects across the financial, insurance, manufacturing, and healthcare industries.


In addition, he has global experience in enterprise resource planning systems (ERP), financial operations including interim CFO roles, process improvement, project management, service pricing, and evaluation and business re-engineering.  


Prior to joining the firm, Corey was with Liberty Mutual Group within the Information Technology Hosting Services area. He was focused on PMO work for various implementations, budgeting/forecasting for the $265mm hosting services area, and process improvement initiatives using Lean Six Sigma methodologies. 


He also served many years on ERP implementations in over 18 countries for a privately held $700mm global corporation while managing various accounting groups at the company.  In addition, he also ran the general accounting department functions, including the closing and consolidation process for all of the company’s subsidiaries.  

Corey graduated from Bentley College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. Corey is also a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA).



Ash Dalnoot, Assurance Risk Management Director, Grant Thornton

Ash is a Director in Grant Thornton’s Audit Risk Management national office team. Ash has more than 15 years of accounting experience, including experience at a Big 4 Firm as an auditor of public and private companies in numerous industries, a regulator at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and currently in Grant Thornton’s national office supporting various audit quality initiatives.ce


Ash specializes in international accounting/auditing issues and has extensive experience serving multi-national listed clients in the financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail and distribution industries. His experience also includes inspections of international audit firms registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.  His areas of expertise includes but is not limited to Security and Exchange Commission rules and regulations, revenue recognition, fair value, consolidation, and Sarbanes Oxley Internal Control over Financial Reporting Requirements (“SOX 404”)  Ash graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting. He is a member of the AICPA and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Ash has been involved with the National Kidney Foundation and served as Treasurer for several charitable organizations.  Ash speaks fluent Spanish, Dutch and Papiamentu



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This meeting qualifies for 4 CPE credits.


Learning Objectives

Attendees will leave with knowledge of:

  1. Ethics Update, Understanding and Identifying Bias, Testing your Fraud Knowledge
  2. Forensic Investigations, FCPA, Heat Index, Current Enforcement Actions
  3. Designing an Internal Audit Program, Responding to Fraud risks


Field of study: Behavioral Ethics


Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this meeting.


Advance preparation: There is no advance preparation require for this meeting.


Type of delivery method: Group-Live


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