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Summary Points

Over two decades of ACL and Excel software usage
Winner of the second annual
ACL Users Challenge (1999)

Currenly builds customized continuous monitoring applications for clients CPA, CFE, and over 10 years of external/internal audit experience.

Wrote the first practical ACL publication on how to use the product in 101 ways (101 ACL Applications) as well as 12 other audit software related publications.

Has written and spoken on the use of audit data analytics for over 15 years.

Received the Outstanding Achievement in Business Award by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for developing the publication
Proactively Detecting Fraud Using Computer Audit Reports
as a research project for the IIA.

Recently was a contributing author of:

Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG #13) Fraud in an Automated World
– Institute of Internal Auditors.

Data Analytics – A Practical Approach
-  research whitepaper for the Information System Accountability Control Association.

Cost Recovery – Turning Your Accounts Payable Department into a Profit Center
– Wiley and Sons.

Richard B. Lanza (CPA, CFE) President of CRP, LLC, helps companies identify their hidden financial assets, mostly using technology and referring them to specialists. He has close to two decades of experience in audit technology and recovery auditing, becoming a leading authority in these areas. In addition to making most of the videos for, Rich now spends much of his time building customized continuous monitoring solutions for companies that are self-sustaining through cost recoveries.

Prior to his current position, he added value to Toys “R” Us by improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and cash flow of the accounts payable function. Rich also assisted in the planning and execution of the Sarbanes-Oxley project. Prior to Toys “R” Us, he headed the Program Management Office, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where he sewed a culture of project management into the fabric of the organization. On his last major project, Rich worked to coordinate various fraud-reduction initiatives to maximize their benefit for the AICPA and financial markets. His efforts were acknowledged in the recent audit standard, SAS99 “Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit” for assisting with Appendix B – Anti-Fraud Program and Controls. Prior to joining the AICPA, Rich served as a Vice President-Audit Technology at AuditWatch where he was an ACL and IDEA trainer. He has also been an Internal Audit Manager for Lafarge and Disclosure and has served in the audit department at KPMG Peat Marwick. Rich received his undergraduate degree in public accounting from Pace University. He is a certified member of both the AICPA and ACFE.

Rich started his writing in 1995 with the ACL Software Users Mailing List which later became AuditSoftware.Net. He is the author of 13 publications and training courses in audit software and has over 75 articles for major audit and accounting publications. These written materials include Proactively Detecting Fraud Using Computer Assisted Audit Reports that he wrote as a research project for the Institute of Internal Auditors. This work led to him receiving the Outstanding Achievement in Business award from the Associated of Certified Fraud Examiners. He also just finished a practical publication of the cash recovery industry for John Wiley entitled Cost Recovery: Turning Your Accounts Payable Department into a Profit Center. Rich was also recently a contributing author to the IIA’s Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) Fraud in an Automated World and ISACA’s Data Analytics – A Practical Approach research whitepapers.