Hemming Morse Partners Travis Armstrong and Christian Tregillis each presented sessions at the 2021 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Forensic & Valuation Services Conference. The hybrid-format conference was held on-site in Las Vegas, NV, and included live online broadcasting to provide timely updates, cutting-edge information on new technology, and networking with other forensic accounting and valuation professionals.
Travis co-presented “Power Excel – Power Applications for the Forensic Accountant.” This hands-on session focused on Excel-based “Power” tools and explored Power Query, Power Pivot, and Power BI. These tools allow forensic accountants analyze large volumes of data from a multitude of sources and quickly present findings with and in Pivot Tables, Pivot Charts, and reporting dashboards. Participants had the ability to work through multiple real-world forensic and valuation services use-cases, using financial and non-financial data, during the session.
Christian led the session “Prejudgment Interest.” He spoke about factors commonly relevant to whether prejudgment interest is or may be available, what options are typically possible, what facts guide the expert’s analysis, and how to perform and present prejudgment interest calculations. Additionally, the session focused on understanding the role of the expert and how to investigate facts and present them in reports, as well as when testifying at deposition or trial.
Hemming Morse professionals have a long history of active leadership and participation in industry organizations such as the AICPA and CIMA, guiding continued learning and best practices for those in the forensic accounting field.