Why Hire Tom?

Tom Golden is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Partner and former Partner-In-Charge of the Midwest Forensic Accounting Investigations practice and resides in the Chicago area. Tom has a national reputation in forensic accounting and fraud investigations. He has extensive testifying experience and is a frequent presenter having conducted numerous fraud investigation training seminars for both U.S. and foreign corporations, and the Federal Government including the FBI and IRS.

Tom was the lead author of the award-winning Wiley book A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation, now in its second edition. He has been quoted in a number of major world-wide publications including Journal of Accountancy, USA Today, The Financial Times, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, and The Age (Melbourne, Australia), and featured on The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather shortly after Enron came to light. He is a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), former chairman of the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and has been given this organization’s highest honor being name Regent Emeritus. Tom was also an adjunct professor at DePaul University, Chicago after he developed and taught the school’s first Forensic Accounting course in 2002. See what others are saying about Tom.

Tom’s presentation style is unique and can be tailored to each specific audience. Whether he speaks from a podium or freely moves around an open stage he delivers common sense techniques which auditors and financial executives can use to spot and avoid fraud. Tom’s presentations highlight his real-life experiences conducting large-scale investigations which bring to life his investigative techniques to create an experience sure to enhance the learning, but in a humorous and memorable fashion. He literally “wrote the book on fraud” and you are guaranteed to walk away a more savvy business person having attended one of his sessions.

Tom’s method of instruction works
Tom has been running investigations and speaking about them for decades.  His deliberate speaking approach commands his audiences to listen to his sage advice honed from years of confronting white-collar criminals. Such experience and know-how is respected by those who attend his speeches and seminars...and this is why people learn.

In this clip Tom discusses the #1 reason why frauds occur and are not detected on a timely basis—misplaced trust. Those who would defraud you can not do so unless they are trusted. All of us are surrounded by those we trust. Within this trusted group of workers and advisors lies a possible fraudster.