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About Rich Lanza


Rich Lanza
Richard B. Lanza, CFE, CGMA – Cash Recovery Partners, LLC

Summary

Rich wrote the books & provides consulting / training on error and fraud detection with computers:

    Recognized and Awarded – Rich Lanza, President of Cash Recovery Partners, LLC has written over 19 publications, 75 articles, and has been awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for his research on proactive fraud reporting. He is also a regular presenter for CFO.com, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Auditnet LLC(r), Lorman and Fraud Resource Net LLC.

  • Over two decades of ACL and Excel software usage. Also educated in various other audit software products such as ActiveData for Excel, IDEA, and Arbutus.
  • Provides an annual “Minutes to Analytics” Training Program – see www.auditnet.org for details.
  • Provides ready-made toolkits that can be applied within days of the project start with positive ROI almost immediately.
  • Recently developed a new analytic concept entitled Letter Analytics with the International Institute for Analytics.
  • Co-founded DFND Analytics, a service to “defend” organizations against the damage caused by internal fraud and embezzlement.
  • Currently is a faculty member with the International Institute for Analytics.
  • His clients range in size from $30MM to $100B in the USA and abroad.
  • Educated in extracting data from a variety of financial software including SAP, Oracle, JDE, Banner, PeopleSoft, Navision, and various additional customized or legacy applications.
  • Winner of the second annual ACL Users Challenge (1999).
  • 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.

Rich helps companies identify their hidden financial assets, mostly using technology and referring them to specialists. He has over 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 www.AuditSoftwareVideos.com, 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 AuditSoftwareVideos.Com. He is the author of 19 publications and training courses in audit software and has over 100 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 which 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.

He is also a regular presenter for CFO.com, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Auditnet® LLC, Lorman and Fraud Resource Net LLC.