Rich Lanza

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Rich Lanza CPA, CFE, CGMA ( has 25 years of audit and fraud detection experience with specialization in data analytics and cost recovery efforts. He currently is a Director of Data Analytics with Grant Thornton, LLP, where he is weaving analytics into their audit and advisory practices. Rich wrote the first book on practical applications of using data analytics in an audit environment titled, 101 ACL Applications: A Toolkit for Today’s Auditor, in addition to writing over 19 publications, and numerous articles. Rich is proficient in the practical use of analytic software including ACL, ActiveData for Excel, Arbutus Analyzer, IDEA, TeamMate Analytics and auditing with Microsoft Excel techniques. Rich has been awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for his research on proactive fraud reporting. He is also a regular presenter for, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Auditnet ®, Lorman, and Fraud Resource Net LLC. Rich consults with companies ranging in size of $30 million to $100 billion and in all, has helped them find value through the use of technology and recovery auditing.

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