Scott Langlinais, CPA

In his 30+ year career, Scott has helped organizations on three continents defend assets, the most important of which are ethical people. As a board member and advisor, Scott enjoys working with executive teams as well as those behind the scenes who are essential in loss prevention, strengthening control environments, and building organizational wisdom.

Since 2001, he has delivered training seminars all over the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to conducting in-house training for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and organizations of all sizes, he speaks regularly at conferences hosted by the IIA, the ACFE, the AICPA, and ISACA. He has written expert commentary on behalf of the International Risk Management Institute.

Representative Engagements

Bribes & kickbacks paid to a C-level executive of a foreign multi-national by a global manufacturer.

$24MIL deposit kiting scheme through ATM's. The investigative results were provided to the United States Secret Service.

Corruption by a C-level executive that cost their company over $1 million. The results were included in a lawsuit filed with the New York State Supreme Court.

Theft through the use of company-paid credit cards, the results of which were provided to law enforcement for criminal prosecution.

$300k fraudulent vendor billing and related civil litigation support.

Vendor audits resulting in $4.8MIL recoveries from duplicate payments, fraudulent invoices, and coding errors.

Expense report auditing procedure resulting in $700k in findings and $525k recoveries from duplicated expenses, unused airline tickets, and policy violations.

Scott designs strategies for building a values-based ethical culture and effective internal controls for organizations of all sizes. He employs data analysis software to search for opportunities to improve the bottom line by detecting problems such as unbilled revenues, unauthorized cash transfers, employee reimbursement / credit card improprieties, corrupt behavior, and payments to fictitious vendors and employees.

Prior to starting his practice in 2003, Scott held public accounting and internal audit leadership positions and served as Director of Internal Audit for a NASDAQ 100 software company.

He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1991.

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