Dr. Richard Turpen, professor in the School of Accountancy at Auburn University Montgomery, serves as a consultant and technical advisor to FSS on matters related to accounting and auditing, specifically as it relates to an auditor’s responsibilities to detect fraud, Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) and other risk management issues.
Dr. Turpen is a prolific author and professor with an extensive background in the areas of accounting and auditing, fraud examination and ethics. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses including advanced auditing and attestation, fraud examination, contemporary issues in accounting, external auditing and financial accounting. Dr. Turpen has served as an instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants where he has taught on numerous topics including professional standards, emerging issues in auditing and accounting, risk management, risk assessment, detecting and preventing financial statement fraud and the auditor’s responsibility to detect fraud and SOX compliance.
He serves on committees for multiple professional organizations including the ASCPA Professional Ethics Committee and the Presbyterian Church (USA) Audit Committee. Dr. Turpen has served as a reviewer and contributor to several of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Audit and Accounting Guides and actively writes questions for the Uniform CPA Examination. He is routinely invited to deliver continuing professional education presentations to private and public firms and professional organizations.