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Dates Set for 2014 Fraud & Forensic Accounting Education Conference

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- The College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University will co-host its 2014 Fraud & Forensic Accounting Education Conference May 15 and 16, 2014 in Savannah, Ga. Accounting firm Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) will sponsor and co-host the program for the eighth year in a row. "Extra early bird" rates are in effect until Feb. 15.

The annual nonprofit event is one of the leading conferences of its kind. Dozens of national speakers will give up-to-date information about the latest developments in forensic accounting and white collar crime. The event is designed for business executives, internal auditors, certified fraud examiners (CFE), certified information systems auditors (CISA), CPAs, civil and criminal attorneys, educators, compliance experts, consultants and people in related fields -- basically anyone involved in the area of fighting white collar crime.

"Georgia Southern's forensic accounting program has a great reputation," said PKM Managing Partner Phil Moore. "The university has been a wonderful partner in this effort for eight years now."

"Business of all sizes are at risk for fraud," added conference chair J. Charles Williamson, director of Georgia Southern's Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business, which is within the university's School of Accountancy. "The conference offers a 'deep dive' into information about new types of fraud, investigative techniques, new legal cases, data breaches, Internet security and other topics."

The event will be held in beautiful, historic Savannah, at the Hyatt Regency on West Bay Street. Super early bird rates are $195 for students, $395 for educators and $495 for other professionals. Approximately 16 CPE hours are available. For more information, and to register, visit www.pkm.com/events/fraud-conference.

About PKM
Founded in 1977, Porter Keadle Moore has grown into one of the most respected accounting and advisory firms in the country. Once known as a community banking firm, PKM now represents leading corporations in the financial, insurance, technology, biological science and government service arenas. At PKM, we provide holistic and growth-driven financial solutions built around understanding clients' business challenges, not just their accounting issues. We develop deep relationships with our clients over years, so that working together is a positive, accretive experience for both parties. For more information, visit www.pkm.com or call 404-588-4200.

About Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. In 2011, the University was named one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is a top choice of Georgia's HOPE scholars. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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