The Intelligence Community and its partners use forensic accounting to monitor terrorists and criminals, both domestically and abroad. Attend our panel to hear about the skills involved in fraud examination, countering threat funding, and other aspects of financial intelligence from professionals in the FBI and IRS. Students of all majors are welcome to learn about how business and accounting expertise contribute to national and local security. Our guests include:
- Natasha Novikov is the Forensic Accountant Program Coordinator at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Tampa Division. She previously worked for Ernst & Young and Siemens Energy before transitioning to federal analysis, where she has served on the Joint Terrorism Task Force and now specializes in complex financial investigations of white collar crime. She is a licensed CPA and won the Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year award in 2015. Novikov holds a B.S. in Finance and Criminology from the University of Florida and a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia.
- Winston DeFeria and Tuan Maare are Special Agents for the International Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation division (IRS-CI). Their office investigates money laundering and efforts to defraud the government using advanced technological means. IRS-CI also pursues leads on terrorist financing and narcotics crimes, and they hold one of the highest conviction rates of any federal enforcement agency.
We hope to see you there!