Webinar Details
Course Description

WorldCom quickly went from a small unknown entity to a giant player in the telecommunications industry in the 1990's. The pressure from their aggressive growth strategy paved way to a massive accounting scandal that culminated in one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history. This webinar will walk through the meteoric rise of WorldCom and the story of the employees who discovered an accounting fraud so large that it brought the whole company down. 

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the WorldCom company history and aggressive methods used to grow rapidly.
  • Recognize the accounting tactics used by WorldCom senior management to produce fraudulent financial results.
Prerequisites
  • None
Who Should Attend

CPAs and accounting/finance professionals. 

Advanced Preparation

None

Presenter Details
  • Matthew Briggson
    • Co-Founder

    Matthew Briggson is a certified public accountant in the State of Michigan and a co-founder of Encoursa LLC, a technology company offering continuing professional education courses to CPAs and other financial professionals. Before founding Encoursa, Matthew spent time in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Assurance Practice.

NASBA Sponsor
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors for the QAS self-study delivery method
    Encoursa is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBAregistry.org.
Date & Time
Monday, July 8, 2024

12:00 PM EDT (see additional timezones)

CPE
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