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Accelerate Fraud Investigations by Automating Data Preparation


Available Date(s)
Wednesday, August 17, 2022: 12:00PM EDT
Monday, September 12, 2022: 1:00PM EDT
Wednesday, October 12, 2022: 12:00PM EDT
Wednesday, November 16, 2022: 12:00PM EST
Wednesday, December 14, 2022: 12:00PM EST

Cost Free
CPE Credits 1.0 hour
Subject Area 1.0 - Auditing
CE Credits 0.0 hours
Course Level Basic
Instructional Method Group Internet Based
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Description

In this session, co-founders Chris McCall and Tod McDonald will introduce and demonstrate Valid8 Investigations.

The audience will learn how to mitigate manual pain points and solve for the quality, speed, and cost of preparing evidentiary financial data for an investigation through an innovative application of machine learning. Chris and Tod will use examples from real-world case studies of Valid8 to illustrate how professionals can handle greater complexity and scale beyond manual transcription restrictions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how the preparation of third-party financial statements doesn't need to absorb 80% of the total investigation timeframe

  • Recognize how the appropriate application of data algorithms can deliver superior data quality assurance

  • Recognize how technology previously restricted to the most complex of cases is now democratized and readily available for all cases


As CEO and co-founder, Chris leads VALID8’s vision, strategy, and execution. Before co-founding VALID8, Chris led marketing as Chief Marketing Officer for NexGen Storage, where he built a world-class marketing team around strategic market analysis and product management.

Chris started his career as an electrical engineer designing systems for Boeing 747’s. Identifying the need to modernize the engineering design data infrastructure, he revamped how system design software could leverage large datasets more effectively. Passionate about extracting value from big data systems, Chris took on several product roles with startups acquired by F500 companies HP and SanDisk


As a lead financial investigator for a $140 million Ponzi scheme, Tod has spent decades working to clean up and turn around complex accounting and economic situations. The original idea behind VALID8 is based on his personal experience and pain associated with unwinding these complex projects.

Tod has 22 years of finance and accounting experience focused on bankruptcy, restructuring, and forensic accounting. He has deep accounting system experience and perspective from numerous clients’ implementations from small to enterprise in various industries. Professional certifications include CPA. Roles include CFO for Koru, Tully's Coffee, Auditor for Ernst & Young, Finance at Microsoft, Concur

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About Our Presenter

Financial investigations and audits need to be fast, accurate, and comprehensive. Valid8 extracts and reconciles banking transactions from multiple sources creating a database of financial evidence for professionals. Transfers and matches are identified to automate data prep, substantive testing procedures, and tracing the flow of funds. Interactive data visualization simplifies asset discovery and finding fraudulent transfers.