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Risk Assessment Plans for the Future

Financial Forensics

 Risk Assessment Plans for the Future
CPE Credit

Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hours
Fields of Study: Accounting
Item Number: 13PFF0920
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Price: $110.00
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Program Description

How to Protect Yourself—Potential Pitfalls

This webinar will give more tips about how to formulate an effective risk assessment and teach participants how to use a checklist to mitigate any exposure they may have as valuation professionals. The webinar will recap the risks present when performing a valuation and continue to describe those pitfalls. It will conclude by discussing how good financial people can do bad valuations.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Create a plan that avoids common pitfalls and risks that can arise even years after a valuation is performed
- Develop a checklist to mitigate any potential exposure they may have as valuation professionals
- Identify the pitfalls present when performing a valuation
- Discuss why good financial people do bad valuations

Who Should Attend

CPAs, attorneys, valuators, analysts, and auditors


Joseph Petrucelli, CPA, CFF, FCPA, CVA, MAFF, PSA, CFE
Since 2008, Mr. Petrucelli has been an adjunct professor at the College of Staten Island. He has taught and continues to teach undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Federal Income Taxation, and Cost Accounting. Mr. Petrucelli also developed, and is currently teaching, a graduate-level course on Forensic Accounting.

Mr. Petrucelli is the managing partner of PP&D Accounting Services, Inc., a New Jersey Corporation established in 2001. Mr. Petrucelli’s duties include managing a full-time professional accounting staff that provides various services, including (but not limited to) matrimonial litigation, labor dispute resolution and union arbitration, contract dispute resolution, shareholder dispute, mortgage resolution, asset recovery, estate taxation, estate planning, business and individual tax preparation litigation support, auditing, financial statement preparation, assistance with corporate and individual financing, guardianships, business valuation and troubled individual and company financial workout accounting.

Clientele include local unions, lawyers, matrimonial clientele, residential and commercial developers, property management companies, construction companies (both residential and commercial), title insurance companies, assorted types of contractors, fuel oil companies, mortgage bankers, hotels and restaurants, real estate agents, video gaming enterprises, insurance companies, import and exports, and other retail and wholesale clients.

With regard to his accounting and forensic practices, Mr. Petrucelli has testified in civil court proceedings, participated in arbitrations and mediations, and prepared various reports with regard to assorted frauds, real estate and mortgage valuations, business valuations, estates, guardianships, contract disputes, audits (including forensic audits), construction cost analyses, and IRS tax resolutions.

He participates in numerous evaluations of municipal budgets and financial statements, reviews union labor contracts and calculations, prepares economic damage analyses, assists in the preparation of pension actuary analyses, and deals in workout-related matters pertaining to failing businesses or non-performing loans. Mr. Petrucelli personally reviews and prepares an economic analysis with regard to the State of New Jersey’s budget, when retained for union negotiations and various cities’ and counties’ bargaining units throughout the State of New Jersey.

Walt Pavlo, MBA
Walt Pavlo is a contributor to where he writes about white-collar crime. He is the co-author of Stolen Without A Gun, which he co-wrote with Neil Weinberg (Editor-in-Chief at American Banker). Mr. Pavlo’s story has been a part of training programs at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, major corporations, and top-ranked MBA programs across the country. He is also an on-air contributor on the topic of white-collar crime for CNBC and FOX Business.

Walt Pavlo is the founder of, which is a website dedicated to providing information on current white-collar crime cases with the purpose of educating people on the major cases in our court system. His program is integrated into a number of leading universities as a supplement to teaching forensic accounting, auditing, law, and ethics. Mr. Pavlo is a nationally recognized speaker on white-collar crime, and he gave a keynote address at the annual conference of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has also given presentations to key focus groups such as the Center for Audit Quality. He has also been a contributing panel member on numerous programs for the American Institute of CPAs and the Institute of Internal Auditors. Mr. Pavlo specializes in helping corporate leaders and their people understand how fraud starts within an organization by providing insight into the motivations of perpetrators and the opportunities they see when they commit crimes within a company.

Mr. Pavlo was recruited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to lead training and discussions on financial fraud in the corporate environment in order to create awareness that fraud can exist in any workplace. His case has been cited in numerous textbooks and periodicals as a classic story of how a lack of proper mentoring and support within an organization can lead to poor decisions. His story has been featured on ABC Nightline, The Katie Couric Show, and the NBC Today Show.