Meet BKD Forensics: Jeremy Clopton

Jeremy specializes in providing fraud investigation and forensic data mining services. He routinely works with large, complex data sets to identify patterns, trends and relationships in the data. He assists with fraud investigations through a variety of tasks, including interviewing employees, obtaining evidence, examining documents, data analytics, estimating losses and presenting findings.

Jeremy has experience in using both ACL and IDEA data analysis software for forensic data mining and the development of continuous auditing programs. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of data analytics, continuous auditing and forensic accounting, appearing before local organizations, at national conferences and in international webinars. As a firmwide instructor, Jeremy provides training related to fraud awareness in the external audit function and use of ACL data analysis software to users of all levels.

He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA), and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and The Institute of Internal Auditors. He is a 2005 summa cum laude graduate of Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, with a B.A. degree in accounting.

Outside the office, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife and their daughter, running and college sports. He frequently runs 5Ks and has completed nine half marathons and six marathons.

Jeremy’s Top Three Fraud Prevention Tips for 2013

  1. Leverage data – Use data analytics to provide 100 percent coverage, increasing both the effectiveness and efficiency of your testing.
  2. Increase management review – One of the most overlooked internal controls is management review, yet in many of the cases I have worked on, this simple task would have caught the alleged fraud months earlier.
  3. Educate your employees about fraud – Many clerks, tellers and front-line employees do not see themselves as part of a control structure; educating them on their role in fraud prevention and detection helps increase their effectiveness.

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