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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Webcast Replay

Fraud Detection and Deterrence / Security and Internal Controls (E2101224)

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


3.0 CPE Credits in AA


In this meeting, explore best practices for fraud detection and deterrence as well as security and internal controls.


Earn 3 CPE credits in Accounting and Auditing.


Fraud Detection and Deterrence
Irina Balashova, CPA, CIE, CFE and Jessica Vrooman, CPA - Forensic Resolutions, Inc.
  • Overall fraud landscape in the United States, including its evolution with COVID pandemic
  • Fraud type cases most frequently identified/had biggest impact on companies’ operations
  • Updated fraud case studies
Security and Internal Controls
Laura Crowley, CPA, MBA - Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP
  • Key controls vs. processes and why it matters
  • Observing key controls
  • Evaluating changes to controls as a result of COVID








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Irina Balashova

Irina G. Balashova, CPA


Forensic Resolutions, Inc.

Prior to joining Forensic Resolutions in 2014, Irina had worked for a regional CPA firm as a forensic accountant since 2008, analyzing and quantifying the financial aspects of matters in dispute in various types of cases. Her experience with Forensic Resolutions includes investigating and analyzing claims related to employee fraud, business interruption, commercial damages, property claims, lost profits/economic damages, personal injury and wrongful death.

Irina received her Masters in Engineering from Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2004. She received her Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in 2008. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner and is a Certified Internal Auditor. Irina is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Irina has written articles for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal on fraud and forensic accounting topics and participated in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s educational program as an expert witness in 2015 and 2016. She is fluent in English and Russian. Effective January 1, 2019, Irina was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Laura Crowley

Laura M. Crowley, CPA, MBA


Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

Laura M. Crowley, CPA, MBA., is a manager at Citrin Cooperman and specializes in audit, accounting and advisory services for the financial services, hospitality, employee benefit and manufacturing industries.

Laura is known for her leadership and dedication to a variety of causes, including the Girl Scouts of New Jersey. In this capacity, she is a national winner of prestigious awards including the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey – Dedicated Leader Award, the Volunteer of Excellence Award, the Appreciation pin and the President’s Award for her service unit team. In addition, she is a Gold Award advisor for two girls. At the NJCPA, she is a member of numerous committees, including Accounting & Auditing, the International Accounting Standards Work Group, FASB Accounting Standards Work Group, and the Nonprofit Interest Group. In addition, she was a 2016 “Women of Note” Honoree.

She is an active member of the NJCPA Accounting & Auditing Standards Interest Group and can be reached at or 973-218-0500.

Jessica Vrooman

Jessica Vrooman, CPA


Forensic Resolutions, Inc.

Jessica began her accounting career as an income tax intern for The Neve Group, Ltd., a local CPA firm. Jessica’s work included assisting with the preparation of tax returns, resolving tax disputes, QuickBooks entry for small business clients, document management and final return preparation.

Jessica graduated, cum laude, from Drexel University in 2014 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with majors in Accounting and Legal Studies. While at Drexel, Jessica was an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, an International Honors Society for Finance and Accounting Professionals, and also completed two internships in 2012 and 2013 with Forensic Resolutions prior to joining the firm upon graduation.

Jessica is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.

At Forensic Resolutions, Jessica is actively involved in evaluating and quantifying all aspects of financial disputes, including: personal injury claims, wrongful death litigation, medical malpractice suits, business lost profit calculations, and fraud investigations, among others.


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