Aug 24, 2013-
Aug 24, 2013
12:00PM - 06:00PM
Bay Area Accounting Professionals Mixer
5CPE available! Join in on workshops, listen to speakers like Crazy Eddie's Sam Antar, network! There will be hors d'oeuvres, wine, and much more!
Event Description

Vibato is pleased to announce the “Bay Area Accounting Professionals Mixer” to be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Sheraton Sonoma County Hotel in beautiful Petaluma, California.

Keynote speaker Sam Antar, from Crazy Eddie Inc., will be flying in from New York to discuss his experience at the helm of one of the biggest securities frauds of the 1980’s. His discussion, “The Black Arts of White Collar Crime,” will touch on the details of his case and how white-collar criminals lure their victims such as attorneys, accountants, investors, and creditors by taking advantage of their psychological and cognitive vulnerabilities. As Antar states, “it takes one to know one.” Antar now works closely with the FBI, IRS, SEC, & DOJ and will be discussing his work as an independent whistleblower and what you can do to spot and protect yourself from white-collar fraud.

In addition to Antar, there will be six learning stations where industry professionals will be discussing a variety of topics including ideas on small business information technology security and compliance, ideas on how to survive your first financial audit, ways to streamline your existing audit, ideas on non-profit fundraising techniques, and teachings on why quality financial statements are valuable to non-profits. There will also be two additional hands-on workshops where attendees will be led through documenting an actual financial risk assessment for a Sarbanes-Oxley, financial, or internal controls audit and a 930-point segregation of duties analysis using their own data. There will also be an area available for networking, with hors d'oeuvres and wine, where recent graduates, industry professionals, and prospective employers can connect in a relaxed social environment.  

CIO & Co-Founder of Vibato, Teresa Bockwoldt, explains the goal of the event, “We are ecstatic to have assembled such a dynamic and engaging group of professionals who are eager to share their wealth of knowledge. With the incredible speakers, amazing food, and delicious wine, this will truly be a unique networking and learning event that is sure to become an annual favorite. We are expecting a large crowd so reserve your space early!”

The event offers up to five hours of CPE for an early bird registration price of $59.00. Read more or register at

About Vibato: Vibato, LLC is dedicated to providing the most efficient compliance solutions available. Our mission is to help you reduce audit and compliance fees, improve financial transparency, and run your business more efficiently. For more information, please visit us at, 1-888-4-VIBATO, or

Fee: $59.00

Contact Information
Name: Teresa Bockwoldt     Email:
Phone: 888-484-2286



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