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Cindy DurtschiCindy Durtschi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Utah State University

Introduction to Fraud (Morning Concurrent Session)
Fraud Detection (Afternoon Concurrent Session)

Before joining the faculty at USU, Cindy taught accounting at Florida State University (FSU) for five years. Her areas of specialty include accounting for business combinations and derivates. She also has a background in forensic accounting. At FSU, she taught a master’s level forensic accounting course, and she has presented forensic auditing information to many professional and academic groups.

Cindy is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies. She is also an honorary member of Delta Sigma Phi and she is on the Habitat for Humanity finance committee.

Professor Durtschi earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She earned both a MAcc and a PhD from the University of Arizona. In 2002, she was a nominee for the AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award.

During the morning concurrent session, Cindy will discuss how to detect fraud. She will focus on the most common types of fraud perpetrated against businesses, and who is most likely to commit such frauds.

In the afternoon Cindy will introduce the Benford Analysis, a method of identifying suspect accounts. She will discuss how to use this analytical tool most effectively.

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