14 Nov.

Measuring the use and effectiveness of whistleblower hotlines

Financial Reporting

Tuesday, 01:00 p.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will evaluate the survey results, learn how organizations manage fraud risk, and hear from individuals who have experience implementing whistleblower hotlines and utilizing their data as part of fraud risk management frameworks.

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Key takeaways

Host: Michael Brodsky, managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Anne DeTraglia, audit and risk management executive, Harman
Gerard Leeman, former global head of compliance, life science, electronics & digital, Merck KGaA
Karyn Lewis, managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Holly Tucker, partner, Deloitte FAS LLP

1.0 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge

In our second annual fraud survey, Deloitte sought to understand experiences with whistleblowing hotlines, including how organizations assess their effectiveness and leverage whistleblower data to enhance fraud monitoring. Internal complaints remain an important anti-fraud control and are historically the number one way by which entities identify fraud. We’ll discuss:

  • The results of our survey
  • Elements of effective whistleblower hotlines
  • Leading practices for analyzing whistleblower data for fraud prevention
  • Recent regulatory updates on whistleblower protections

Meet the host

Michael Brodsky

Michael Brodsky

Audit & Assurance Managing Director

Mike is an Audit & Assurance managing director with more than 30 years of audit and advisory experience. Currently, Mike serves in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Fraud Risk Center where he assists in evaluating the risk of fraud in financial statement audits. He also evaluates the completeness and objectivity of third-party investigations impacting Deloitte & Touche LLP’s audit clients. Prior to joining the Audit & Assurance business, Mike spent 16 years with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP where he was the leader of the financial services industry’s fraud and forensics business. In that role, he was involved in investigative, forensic, and regulatory compliance advisory projects. He also participated in investigative and operational/compliance projects as well as regulatory investigations involving derivative financial instruments, pension plans, banks, hedge funds, private equity firms and mutual funds. Mike has written, presented, and spoken on topics such as audit risk, fraud, corruption, and other risk and regulatory matters impacting the financial services, energy & resources, consumer products, and professional and intercollegiate athletics industries. He has been quoted in the media on topics relating to fraud and financial crime, and the impact on business profits and reputation. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a registered CPA in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is also an adjunct accounting professor at the Girard School of Business at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.

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