Protiviti Offers CPE Education Series in Florida for Finance and Audit Professionals

Press Release

​Participants can earn Continuing Professional Education credits during one-day events in Ft. Lauderdale (June 17) and Orlando (June 24)

​MENLO PARK, Calif. – June 14, 2016


WHAT: Following the success of a recent educational event in Tampa with more than 250 attendees, Protiviti (, a global consulting firm, will host two more Continuing Professional Education (CPE) days for Florida auditing and accounting professionals. Each instructional day will provide practical guidance on timely topics, led by Protiviti subject-matter experts as well as notable guest speakers. Breakfast, lunch and networking opportunities are included.

Participants can earn up to eight auditing and accounting CPE credits on topics that include:

  • Fraud alerts and investigations
  • Conducting internal investigations for non-investigators
  • Cyber security and audit considerations
  • Financial services hot topics
  • Cloud controls and auditing
  • Building an integrated advanced analytics strategy


WHO: Speakers and sessions vary by location and include the following subjects*, among many others:

  • The New Revenue and Lease Accounting Standards: An Approach to a Successful Transition” – Chris Wright, regional managing director, Protiviti (Ft. Lauderdale); Charlie Soranno, managing director, Protiviti (Orlando)
  • Internal Investigations for Non-investigators” – Peter Grupe, director, Protiviti (Ft. Lauderdale); Jim Gallo, associate director, Protiviti (Orlando)
  • Changing Trends in Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance” – Sriram Velicheti, managing director, Protiviti (Ft. Lauderdale); Patrick NeSmith, director, Protiviti (Orlando)
  • The Internet of Things: Audit Risks and Considerations” – Nicholas Spinks, managing director, Protiviti (Ft. Lauderdale); David Taylor, managing director, Protiviti (Orlando)
  • White Collar Crime and Fraud Risk Survey Results” – Peter Grupe, director, Protiviti (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Internal Controls for Evolving Information Security Risks” – Mike Ortlieb, associate director, Protiviti (Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando)
  • Smart ERP Diagnostics – How is Your Company Doing?” – Yailky Ubieda, director, Protiviti (Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando)
  • The Future of Internal Audit: A Panel Discussion” – Phil Fretwell, managing director, Protiviti (Orlando)


Presentations subject to change.



June 17 – Ft. Lauderdale

June 24 – Orlando

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. EDT: Continental breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT: Training (lunch included)


WHERE: Ft. Lauderdale: Margaritaville Beach Resort, Hollywood 

1111 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019

Orlando: Embassy Suites Downtown, 191 East Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801


HOW:  Registration: $125 per person (group discounts are available: buy 4, get the 5th registration free). Please click on the following links to register for:

Ft. Lauderdale:


EVENT QUESTIONS:  Dawn Boone, [email protected], 813-348-3378


Named one of the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Protiviti has also garnered local recognition in Florida (on the Florida Trend list of “2015 Best Places to Work”), and specifically in Orlando (named to the Orlando Business Journal’s “2015 Best Places to Work” list).

Protiviti is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

For questions regarding our CPE program or for information regarding our administrative policies such as complaint and cancellation, please contact [email protected].

About Protiviti

Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach, and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Protiviti and its independent and locally owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting and managed solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, digital, legal, governance, risk and internal audit through its network of more than 85 offices in over 25 countries.

Named to the 2022 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti has served more than 80 percent of Fortune 100 and nearly 80 percent of Fortune  500 companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

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