Tom Offers Discounts to Schools and Universities
In the wake of Enron and WorldCom Tom wanted to help future auditors and business leaders learn more about detecting and deterring fraud. He reached out to DePaul University in Chicago with the idea: he and two of his partners would develop and teach a forensic accounting course. It would be the first of its kind. In 2002 no such courses were offered in the Chicagoland area. The idea was so unique a Chicago Tribune reporter visited the first class and wrote an in-depth, front page article about it. Shortly after that publication an editor from John Wiley & Sons contracted with Tom to author the award-winning book A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation, now in its second edition.
When Tom visits a campus, the inviting professor often takes advantage of Tom’s offer to meet with students and other faculty. In Q&A sessions Tom is an open book freely discussing not only his many investigations but offering his insights into how they can best prepare to become, not just great auditors, but outstanding business professionals in an ever-changing and competitive world.
When you see Tom’s intense passion in front of a classroom, or on stage in front of hundreds of students, it comes as no surprise that Tom discounts his speaking fees to schools. In addition, Tom offers to schools add-on features at no additional cost.
During Tom’s visit to your campus he is happy to participate in other opportunities to interact with students and faculty.
Here are some of those activities:
- Engage one-on-one with students and faculty in smaller settings
- Address student organizations such as BAP and ACFE Chapters
- Moderate interactive seminars and forums
- Remain a resource for students and faculty to reach out to after he leaves campus
Tom does this at no additional cost
What Universities are Saying
Missouri State University
I have been using Tom Golden’s book, A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation in my graduate Fraud Examination class. I chose this book and have continued to use it for several years now because it offers students a view into the world of fraud investigation from an auditor’s prospective. It offers ideas and insights into the many facets of fraud as it impacts on the traditional audit function at CPA firms. No other textbook on the market comes close to presenting the unique and essential information provided in Tom Golden’s book. In summary, Tom Golden is an intelligent, articulate, unique and interesting person, author, and presenter.
Les Heitger, PhD
BKD Distinguished Professor of Forensic Accounting
School of Accountancy
Missouri State University
Office Phone: 417-836-5337
Tom Golden is simply Golden! He has the ability to intertwine auditing and forensic accounting in a manner that is intriguing to students. He approaches his presentations by utilizing industry examples that greatly enhance the theoretical concepts covered in most textbooks. He is truly a complement to any accounting curriculum. Not only do his presentations help teach students how to be mindful of fraud, the presentations help business educators ensure that we are producing the next generation of ethically-minded accountants and business professionals. Golden’s borrowed slogan, ‘Trust but Verify’ will be forever etched in my students’ head.
Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA
Assistant Professor, School of Accountancy
1 East Jackson Blvd Suite 6000
Chicago, IL 60604
While a professor in the Accounting Department of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana I created and taught the first graduate Forensic Accounting course in the Big Ten. During each of the seven years the course was offered at Indiana University Tom Golden of PwC made a major presentation to our students.
Although we had a number of outstanding and prestigious presenters each year, Tom Golden was always the most outstanding visitor. He always presented fascinating and relevant information and scenarios from the real world of Forensic Accounting. Students were captivated by his experiences and his knowledge of a broad range of Forensic Accounting issues. In course evaluations at the end of the semester, many students felt compelled to tell me what a wonderful experience it was having Tom Golden present to the class.
University of Missouri
Tom Golden is the consummate forensic accountant and professional. He has been an invaluable component of our academic and practice exposure to forensic accounting at the University of Missouri. We launched our forensic accounting initiative at Missouri in 2004 — and Tom has been an integral part of our curricular innovations and coverage in this key area of emphasis in our nationally ranked accounting program since. He helped us with the design of key components of our forensic accounting courses and also facilitated faculty residencies at his practice.
He has also served as a very regular speaker to our students at Missouri, making it a point to visit our classes and discuss his experiences. His forensic accounting presentations are highly informative and are among the best planned and most informative that I have seen in over two decades in accounting academe. He covers cases in detail, supplementing them with theoretical and guiding insights into forensic investigations. He draws from his vast experience to illustrate key concepts and issues in this process.
Last, but not least, he has an interactive presentation style that keeps the audience highly participative in discussions. I would highly recommend Tom to any group interested in learning more about forensic accounting and investigations in general. His superb presentations, combined with his extensive experience, would be an educational treat for any audience.
Director, School of Accountancy
Trulaske College of Business
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri 65211-2600