Controllers to Share Best Practices for Compliance at Annual Summit

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Former SEC Inspector General to David Kotz will speak at major event in Chicago, September 14-16.

David Kotz will speak at the Controller's Conference and Expo 2014 at the Westin O'Hare.

David Kotz, former SEC inspector general, speaking at an IOFM event in 2012.

Year after year, controllers tell us that this summit offers them a level of discourse that they just don't get anywhere else.

Controllers from organizations in a variety of industries are facing new challenges not only to manage core finance department tasks and staff but also to demonstrate leadership skills that will help guide their firms in the coming months and years. To meet this growing demand for continuous training, the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) is convening its fourth annual Controller's Conference and Expo in Chicago at The Westin O’Hare, September 14-16.

“The Controller's Conference provides senior finance managers with the opportunity to learn from some of the top experts in the country and to share best practices with their peers at roundtable discussions,” points out RD Whitney, Executive Director at IOFM. “Year after year, controllers tell us that this summit offers them a level of discourse that they just don't get anywhere else.”

Among the top speakers at the Summit is David Kotz, former Inspector General at the Securities & Exchange Commission and now a director at Berkeley Research Group. Mr. Kotz will speak on a very timely topic: the role of controllers in fraud investigations. Other top financial executives from such organizations as Sprint, Mayo Clinic, Babson Capital Management, Chesapeake Energy, Kingston Technology, ArcelorMittal and Ernst & Young will also lead sessions, detailed in the Controller's Conference Agenda.

More information about the Controller's Conference and Expo is available at

About the Institute of Finance and Management:

The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) is the leading source and largest provider of tools, resources, research, training, certification programs, and events in the rapidly evolving field of financial operations. IOFM runs three membership networks: The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN), The Accounts Receivable Network (TARN), and The Controller’s Network (TCN). Membership helps professionals advance their careers and organizations improve their processes through access to proprietary information, best practices, and expert insights. In 2014, IOFM will host five events to facilitate education and networking in financial operations including: Accounts Payable Expo East and West, The Controller's Conference & Expo, The AP & P2P Leadership Conference, and The Payments Summit. IOFM is a business unit within Diversified Communications, a global organization operating on four continents and a major independent producer of events and media worldwide. For more information, visit

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