Howard J. Kass, CPA and Lesley A. Keller, CPA, MT of Zinner & Co. LLP will be the firm representatives to attend The International Accounting Group’s (TIAG®) conference on May 7-9, where members from all over the world will meet to discuss important issues to the accounting profession.
Keller, the Senior Tax Manager for Zinner & Co., will be giving a presentation entitled “U.S. Filing Requirements on Foreign Accounts: Are Your Clients at Risk?” during the conference.
Among the other topics will be management and business development issues, including online and social media presence optimization, and a panel discussion titled Fraud Protection and Detection. Experts from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), TIAG accounting firms and a lawyer from TIAG’s sister legal alliance, TAGLaw®, will discuss experiences they have had in how businesses can prevent fraud and how, after the fact, they can recover funds wrongfully taken.
“Given the fallout from the Madoff scandal and other high profile cases, it clear that firms need to be vigilant about uncovering the many ways unethical business people will try to deceive their clients,” said TIAG’s President, Bob Sattin, “and we are pleased to have a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as our experienced TIAG and TAGLaw members, show us how accountants can find and protect their clients from fraud.”
TIAG (The International Accounting Group), founded in January 2003, is an international alliance of independent, high-quality accounting firms. The alliance has established a global presence and now has a membership of more than 100 firms in over 60 countries.
TIAG members are highly-respected, value-driven accounting firms with local market knowledge and expertise. Members are carefully chosen based on their reputation and record and on recommendations from existing members. Members undergo a rigorous screening process prior to invitation to the alliance, and are ultimately reviewed and approved by the TIAG Advisory Board. For more information visit www.TIAGnet.com.