There are many resources available for those seeking to deter and detect financial fraud. Research in recent years has yielded valuable information about the conditions that make an organization more susceptible to fraud, as well as techniques and tools that support both deterrence and detection. This knowledge is of particular value to all participants in the financial reporting process, including management, boards of directors, audit committees, and internal and external auditors.



Joe Dettmann, Ph.D.
Principal, People Advisory Services

Joe Dettmann is a Principal in EY’s Leadership Advisory Services practice in the Americas and Global Culture Transformation business. Dettmann works with Boards, Executive Management teams, HR Executives and other leaders to assess, define, design and shift leadership capability and company culture. Using new technology and agile methodology, Dettmann builds transformative leadership capabilities in his clients and helps them to modernize their people practices.

In his role, Dettmann manages a global team of experts and an ecosystem of partners, such as Harvard, and other leading institutions. Dettmann also works directly with clients, publishes actively, and speaks at client and industry events. Dettmann holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Melody Jones
Founder, 32-80 Advisors, and Independent Board Director

Melody Jones is an independent board director, advisor, and coach to CEOs and other C-suite professionals, leveraging her experience as a former C-level operating executive with 30 years of global public company experience.

Jones currently serves on the boards of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS), a leading investment management firm, where she chairs the Compensation Committee and serves as a member of the Audit Committee; TI-People, which supports global HR leaders in their digital journey via the co-creation of technology, insights, and analytics solutions; and, the Capital Area Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Jones was a founding member of the Sorkin Center for Non-profit Governance and serves on its Advisory Council. She served on the Advisory board of RedZone Technologies, a leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) specializing in enterprise security solutions for small and medium businesses, from 2017-2019. Jones also provides executive assessment and coaching services to a broad range of C-suite executives.

Jones served from 2005-2017 as the Chief Administrative Officer of CEB, Inc., with responsibility for Legal, HR, Technology, New Product Development, and Customer events. Prior to her role at CEB, Jones held global executive leadership and operating positions at T. Rowe Price, Aon, ODI, and Citicorp Mortgage, Inc.”

Stacey Schabel
Jackson Holdings, LLC
Vice President & Chief Audit Executive

Stacey Schabel is the Vice President and Chief Audit Executive for Jackson Holdings, LLC. She assists the Board, Audit and Risk Committee members and executive management in protecting the assets, reputation and sustainability of the organization through assessment and reporting on the overall effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes across the North American operations of Prudential plc, which includes Jackson National Life Insurance Company. Schabel has a demonstrated history of leading successful teams in the financial services industry, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds a Series 6 registration.

Schabel serves on the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) Global Financial Services Guidance Committee, which is responsible for developing internal audit guidance for financial services auditors across the globe, regularly shares her perspectives and thought leadership through presentations at industry conferences and through periodicals, and chairs the Lansing IIA Chief Audit Executive Engagement Committee.

Schabel was recently recognized by the MICPA and AICPA as a ‘2019 Woman to Watch – Experienced Leader’, by Digital Insurance as a ‘2018 Women in Insurance Leadership,’ and by Crain’s Detroit Business as a ‘2018 Notable Woman in Finance’.

Caroline Sullivan
Moody’s Corporation
Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller

Caroline Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller at Moody’s Corporation, leads the company’s global accounting and financial reporting functions, including internal financial controls and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining Moody’s, Sullivan was Global Banking Controller for Bank of America. She joined Bank of America in 2011 as the controller for the main broker dealer for the bank. Prior to joining the bank, Sullivan was at Morgan Stanley for six years and held a variety of controllership roles in New York and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Allied Irish Bank in New York and started her accounting career at EY.

Julie Bell Lindsay
Center for Audit Quality
Executive Director

Julie Bell Lindsay is Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), a position she has held since May 2019. As Executive Director, Lindsay is responsible for carrying out the mission and vision of the CAQ’s Governing Board, which is comprised of CEOs from the eight leading public company auditing firms and the American Institute of CPAs, as well as three independent members from outside the public company auditing profession.

Previously, Lindsay served as a Managing Director and the Deputy Head of Global Regulatory Affairs at Citigroup, a position she began in February 2017. In that role, Lindsay worked to formulate and execute Citi’s regulatory policy priorities and strategy across the numerous regulatory agencies with oversight over Citi. Lindsay joined Citi in February 2009 as General Counsel – Capital Markets and Corporate Reporting, where she was the lead lawyer responsible for Citi’s public disclosures and global capital markets activities.

Prior to Citi, Lindsay served as Counsel to Commissioner Cynthia Glassman at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where she counseled the Commissioner on all matters relating to public company disclosure obligations, corporate governance standards, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and Financial Accounting Standards Board, enforcement matters, and issues affecting registered foreign companies.

Cost: Free
Event Date: December 3, 2019
Event Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern
CPE Credits: 1.5
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics (BE)
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Must have a basic understanding of corporate management, internal controls, corporate governance, fraud deterrence and detection.


Leaders take seriously setting the right tone at the top of their organizations. Stakeholders who have a role in the financial reporting ecosystem may be focused on compliance violations or internal audit findings and may not be focused on what the results tell them about the organization’s culture of ethics and compliance. A culture assessment allows for early detection of warning signs and provides various stakeholders an opportunity to take action. This webcast, will highlight leading practices that bring together qualitative and quantitative data that exist within an organization, coupled with key information that companies should collect and monitor to contribute to a robust culture assessment.

Learning Objectives

Gain insights into:

  • Defining culture
  • Evaluating and assessing culture
  • Determining actionable steps to implement that can strengthen a culture of ethics and compliance
  • Understanding key oversight responsibilities of financial reporting supply chain members in assessing corporate culture

Panelists [Bios]
Joe Dettmann, Ph.D., EY, Principal, People Advisory Services
Melody Jones, Founder, 32-80 Advisors, and Independent Board Director
Stacey Schabel, Jackson Holdings, LLC, Vice President & Chief Audit Executive
Caroline Sullivan, Moody’s Corporation, Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller

Julie Bell Lindsay, Center for Audit Quality, Executive Director




Financial reporting fraud can prove costly for investors and other capital market stakeholders. This CPE course will explore the concepts included in Anti-Fraud Collaboration report, The Fraud-Resistant Organization: Tools, Traits, and Techniques to Deter and Detect Financial Reporting Fraud. The report takes a fresh look at best practices for fraud deterrence and detection, highlighting the critical importance of collaboration on this issue between and among the key players in the financial reporting supply chain. (January 2015)


  • Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality


  • Ken Daly, President & CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Karl Erhardt, Senior Vice President & General Auditor, MetLife
  • Tracy McBride, Vice President, Research and Accounting Policy, Financial Executives International
  • Rick Ueltschy, Managing Partner, U.S. Audit Services, Crowe Horwath LLP

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These days, most people understand the importance of the “tone at the top” and realize that a company’s financial reporting environment and culture can act as a strong deterrent to fraudulent financial reporting. But beyond the right “tone,” what else can be done? What additional steps can be taken to deter fraud or, if fraud should get a foothold, to stop it in its tracks? Identifying these additional steps is a tough challenge, but an analysis of prior SEC enforcement releases yields clues about fraud deterrence and detection that go right to the mechanics of a company’s system of internal control over financial reporting. In this CPE course, listen to a panel of experts discuss lessons learned from those SEC enforcement actions, and provide concrete, action-oriented steps that governance professionals can take. (July 2015)


  • Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality


  • Mary Ludford, Chief Audit Executive, Exelon Corporation
  • Margaret McGuire, Vice Chair, SEC Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force
  • Dan Sunderland, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Michael R. Young, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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