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Monthly meeting Wednesday February 19

  • 02/19/2014
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Seasons 52, 2502 East Camelback Road, Phoenix 85016


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* * Monthly luncheons are now held on the third Wednesday * *


Forensic Accounting

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

11:45 a.m.-12:00 noon Registration and Networking

12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Comments


What is forensic accounting? Mr. Gibbons will provide background on the field of forensic accounting and what firms such as his specifically look at and how it’s used by the business community.


Partial members and guests: $30

Full members: included in annual membership


Payment is by PayPal. If you need to pay by check, please register with check payment and then complete the form on the Offline Meeting Registration tab of our web site.



Nick Gibbons

Senior analyst, Associate Director of Research

Gradient Analytics


Nick Gibbons is a recognized thought leader in the field of earnings quality. His clients include some of the world’s largest mutual fund complexes, private investment groups and hedge funds. Gradient Analytics is an independent provider of global equities research with a focus on forensic accounting, corporate governance and insider trading behavior.


Within his role at Gradient, Mr. Gibbons has developed proprietary screening methodologies and quantitative models to identify companies which exhibit unique accounting-related risks.



Mr. Gibbons has authored hundreds of reports on individual companies which outline accounting-related risks and their potential impact on future earnings. His research has successfully identified numerous companies which later reported significant accounting errors, material weakness, and in the worst cases accounting fraud.



Additionally, Mr. Gibbons is an adjunct professor of finance and accounting with Thunderbird School of Global Management where he teaches graduate-level financial statement analysis.

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