Bill Acuff Providing Small Business Fraud Presentation in Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, TN (August 24, 2011)–Bill Acuff, director of forensic and internal audit services for Decosimo Certified Public Accountants (Decosimo), will be speaking on the topic “The Reality of Fraud in Small Business” at the next monthly luncheon hosted by The Center for Entrepreneurial Growth (CEG) and the Hamilton County Business Development Center (BDC). The presentation will be held at the BDC’s Technology Center at 100 Cherokee Blvd. on Sept. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
“Decosimo’s team of emerging business advisors is continuously looking for ways to equip small business owners with the education and business management support needed to nurture successful businesses,” said Mr. Acuff. “The attendees of this presentation will walk away with the basic things they need to know to safeguard against occurrences of fraud within their small business and the key steps to take if they suspect fraud has already occurred.”
Register to attend the fraud presentation luncheon at www.decosimo.com/fraudreality. The presentation is complimentary for CEG and BDC members and $10 for non-members.
As a certified fraud examiner certified in financial forensics, Bill Acuff, CPA, has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting conducting fraud investigations for companies and their owners. He also provides litigation support to attorneys. In addition to investigating fraud, he and Decosimo’s team of forensic accountants provide proactive fraud risk assessments, evaluate internal controls and help design and implement comprehensive anti-fraud programs, including the use of computer-aided detection tools and techniques. Mr. Acuff is a past president of the Chattanooga Area chapter of the Association of Certified Forensic Accountants and is active as a member with the forensic committees with the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Founded in 1971, Decosimo is a nationally recognized firm, perennially ranked as a Top 100 accounting and business advisory services firm. The regional firm is based in Chattanooga, Tenn. with offices in nine locations in the United States and Cayman Islands. Each of Decosimo’s offices offers a full range of accounting and advisory services to public and private companies, individuals and not-for-profits. Additionally, Decosimo is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited. With more than 314 member firms and a total of 638 offices spanning 97 countries, the Moore Stephens association and Decosimo provide clients access to a significant depth of resources and expertise across the globe.