BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Author and forensic accounting expert Mark
Nigrini will speak at the University at Buffalo School of
Management at 9 a.m. on Oct. 3 in the Center for Tomorrow on
UB’s North Campus.
Nigrini’s visit will be sponsored by the Helen and Oscar
Sufrin Lectureship in Accounting, which brings distinguished
business professionals to the School of Management to speak about
A professor at the West Virginia University College of Business
and Economics, Nigrini teaches auditing and forensic accounting.
His current research includes the application of forensic analytics
to contemporary topics such as the detection of Ponzi schemes, the
legal framework of fraud convictions and advanced theoretical work
on Benford’s Law, the mathematical theory of leading
Benford’s Law was developed by Frank Benford, a physicist
in the 1930s, who discovered that there were predictable patterns
to the digits in lists of numbers. His research showed that digits
were not expected to be equally used in tabulated data, but that
smaller digits are expected to occur more often.
Nigrini is the author of “Forensic Analytics,” which
describes tests to detect fraud, errors, estimates and biases in
financial data. He is also the author of “Benford’s
Law,” the seminal work on applications of that topic.
His work has been featured in national and international media
including Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street
Journal, BBC Radio and NPR, and he has published papers on
Benford’s Law in accounting academic journals, scientific
journals and pure mathematics journals, as well as professional
publications such as Internal Auditor and Journal of
Reservations are required by Sept. 30 for this free lecture and
can be made at http://mgt.buffalo.edu/sufrin.
For questions, call Janet Kiefer at 716-645-3290.
Funding for the Sufrin Lectureship is provided through the
generous support of Leslie Sufrin, CPA, and Gerald Sufrin, MD, a
long-time UB professor, in honor of their late parents.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times,
Forbes and U.S. News and World Report for the quality of its
programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates.
For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.