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The “Data Defense- First Line Detection is Bottom- Line Protection” CPE hosted by Accountants One and Proliant was a great success.  We hope you gained valuable key takeaways and enjoyed hearing from Atlanta experts. Accountants One provides a wealth of resources that allow both hiring managers and job seekers to hone their technical and leadership skills.

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Accountants One and Proliant invite you to a FREE CPE:

Data Defense-First-Line Detection is Bottom-Line Protection

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

7:30 – 10:00 AM

Roam Dunwoody – next to LA Fitness

1155 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30338

Today, you must do more than change a password to safeguard your data. Data breaches are all too common and can be much more severe impacting everything from your networks to your end users and ultimately your bottom line.   Stay ahead of the curve in securing your data at this educating CPE surrounding issues of data privacy.  Atlanta experts will discuss data privacy at a high level including data breach prevention, new laws, client data, as well as compliance.

Keynote Speaker

Asim Fareeduddin, Vice President, IT Security & Regulatory Controls Assurance for RELX

Asim Fareeduddin is Vice President, IT Security & Regulatory Controls Assurance for RELX. Asim has 17 years of experience in privacy, information security and audit. Asim’s experience includes building and executing audit programs, managing regulatory and injunctive relief compliance, HIPAA/HITECH, EU Data Privacy laws, SSAE-16, SOX audits, application and network security reviews, privacy and regulatory compliance with data privacy laws, and online privacy protection. Asim also has extensive experience in co-sourcing with external auditors as a value-added partner. Prior to RELX, Asim worked in “Big Four” IT audit/security. Asim earned his B.S. and Masters Degrees in Accounting with a Concentration in Information Systems from the University of Florida. He also holds the following professional certifications: Certified Information Privacy Professional, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Security Manager. He is affiliated with FS-ISAC, IAPP, IIA, ISACA and speaks Hindi, Spanish, and Urdu.


Gus Turcios, Director of IT at Proliant, Inc. 

Carolyn Holcomb, Cybersecurity & Privacy Partner at PwC 

Bess HinsonSenior Associate & Chair, Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice at Morris, Manning, & Martin, LLP

Jon Powell, Director, Risk Advisory and Compliance Services at Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors



Anna Orr, Recruiter at Accountants One 

7:30 – 8:00 AM

Networking and Registration

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Keynote Presentation – Asim Fareeduddin on “Data Defense-First-Line Detection is Bottom-Line Protection”

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Panel Q&A – Engage with Atlanta experts in cybersecurity and have your specific questions asked. We encourage you submit questions and topics that you’d like covered in advance. If time remains, we will open the floor to questions from the audience.

Take advantage of this opportunity to ear 2 FREE HOURS of CPE. Due to limited seating and a strong response, please register as soon as possible!

This CPE course meets the CISA/CISM, CPA, CIPP, and education time for HRCI.



Join Accountants One at the 4th Happy Hour of the Summer!

We host happy hours on the second Tuesday of the month — unless a holiday, severe weather, or a zombie apocalypse strikes Atlanta.

We will always keep you in the loop regarding the location though usually at bars and breweries, we have been known to change it up a few times.

Timing is everything. That’s why we keep it consistent: 6 – 8 PM (come late or come early)!

Many people ask if this happy hour is a recruiting event and we have an answer for you. No! This is not a sales or recruiting event in any fashion. Accountants One simply hosts happy hours so that you, the Accounting and Finance professional, can gain valuable networking experience and meet some great individuals. Expanding your network and building relationships is what it’s all about.

For the August meet-up, we will be taking the A1 Happy Hour O.T.P., Roswell to be exact. Come hangout with your CPA, Tax, Audit, and Accountants One friends at one of Roswell’s best-kept secret breweries. Variant Brewing Company is a quaint warehouse inspired brewery just walking distance from Roswell’s busy Canton Street district.

Please come enjoy a complimentary tasting on us. Variant’s brewmaster, Matt Curling, says it best, “The best way to get to know someone is to have a beer with them. We want to share in your experience – come have a beer with us.” Those are our sentiments exactly.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Friends and colleagues are always welcome!

Accountants One Proudly Announces Lori Kaczynski, VP, Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive for Graphic Packaging International, as the Key Note Speaker at the Choose Your Life Part Three CPE

Lori Kaczynski Graphic Packaging International

Lori Kaczynski is VP, Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive for Graphic Packaging International

Lori Kaczynski is VP, Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive for Graphic Packaging International.  She is responsible for the Internal Audit function and ensuring internal controls have been designed, implemented and are being executed effectively.  She also guides and supports the company in managing risk and develops control enhancements to improve performance.

Lori is committed to developing and accelerating the advancement of women in business previously serving as Chair of a Women’s Resource Group, currently as a member of the Atlanta’s Women’s Employee Resource Group, and volunteering her time to initiate mentoring programs and serve as a mentor.

Lori has many years of experience in a variety of industries and roles in the areas of external auditing, internal auditing, leadership, controlling, transaction and technical accounting, financial reporting, analysis, compliance and ethics, enterprise wide risk management, and cash management.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Kennesaw State University (KSU) and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the KSU Accounting Department Academic Advisory Council, as a member of the Internal Audit Center Advisory Board, and on the Board of the KSU Athletics Association Board.

She is the CFO/Treasurer and former Vice President of Membership for the Institute of Internal Auditors Atlanta Chapter.  The Chapter hosts 38 events each year to further the professional practice of internal auditing.  She is a board member and serves on the Finance Committee for Sheltering Arms, Georgia’s largest nonprofit early education and child care organization focused on high‐quality early education, child care and comprehensive family support services to more than 3,600 children and their families annually at 16 metropolitan Atlanta locations.  She is Treasurer and board member for the Smith-Gilbert Gardens Foundation funding the Gardens mission of conservation and education.  She also sits on the Advisory Board for Rausch Advisory Services, a professional services firm.

Lori serves her professional community as a speaker and panelist at numerous events including the following examples:  Global IIA Conferences, Atlanta Chapter IIA Conferences, EY Quarterly Chief Audit Executive Roundtable, KSU MAcc Keynote Speaker, ACFE Global Fraud Conference, National Association of Environmental Management, Compliance Officer Roundtables, American Society for Quality, Audit TV, and KSU classrooms.   She also authored or was interviewed for articles in the Atlanta Business Chronicle Internal Audit insert.

She was born in Northern Canada and spent her early years focused on Speed Skating successfully winning 6 Canadian National Championships and one North American Championship.

Do not miss this AWESOME opportunity. REGISTER NOW

Accountants One is Delighted to Host Allison O’Sullivan, Director of Compensation at the Coca-Cola Company, at a Remarkable CPE

Allison O'Sullivan Coca-Cola Company

Allison O’Sullivan, Director of Compensation at the Coca-Cola Company

Allison has had a broad and varied career across Finance and HR.  She has recently celebrated 29 years of service with The Coca-Cola Company and currently leads My Rewards, a team of Total Rewards professionals delivering customer service, operational support and business consulting for global compensation, benefits, equity and mobility management.

Over the last 10 years, Allison has held a number of roles of increasing responsibility in the Total Rewards space.  She has lead large scale transformational projects for expatriate management and North American Benefits.

Prior to transferring into Total Rewards, Allison began her transition into HR as the Global Finance Development Manager in which she led the training and development needs for the Company’s global finance organization.

While in Finance, Allison also led the Risk Management Department for 12 years buying property and casualty insurance for The Coca-Cola Company.  She started her career as an auditor with KPMG before joining The Coca-Cola Company as a senior accountant.

She graduated from Auburn University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and earned her CPA in the State of Alabama.  Outside of work, Allison is married, a mother of three children and very active in her church, schools and community.


Sarika Davis, Director of Risk Assurance at PwC, Joins a Unique CPE Panel of Atlanta’s Most Distinguished Professionals in Accounting and Finance

Sarika Davis PWC Accounting

Sarika Davis, Director of Risk Assurance at PwC

As a Director in PwC’s Risk Assurance consulting practice, Sarika has over 16 years of consulting and auditing experience helping clients manage their risk and systems of internal control. Specializing in financial services, enterprise application and business process controls, data governance, security and regulatory compliance, Sarika has served companies ranging from large multinationals to US-based clients across industries. As a result, she is well-versed in the significant role in which risk and internal control play in the financial and operational effectiveness for companies.

Sarika earned a Masters of Accountancy, with a Specialization in Systems, from the University of Florida. In 2008, Sarika completed a five-month tour in Berlin, Germany with Genesis Park, PwC’s highly selective global leadership development program for high performing staff. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in the state of Georgia. Sarika is also a member of the IAPP, AICPA, IIA, and ISACA.

Sarika recently completed her term as a Board Member for Dress for Success Atlanta. This Atlanta-based affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide is a non-profit organization that provides free services to women seeking to improve their lives and, in turn, the lives of their families.   She actively ran fundraisers to support the programs, initiatives, and operations of Dress for Success Atlanta.  She is also actively involved in Atlanta business discussions such as the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association’s Data Privacy panel.