SAN FRANCISCO--(Golden Gate University (GGU), the 110 year-old private, non-profit university for a world-class, practical and affordable education, today announces its School of Accounting Adjunct Professor Greg Regan was named “Forensic Services Volunteer of the Year” by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Regan is also a GGU School of Accounting Advisory Board member, specializing in forensics.)--
“Greg was instrumental in the development of our forensic program and the curriculum of several of the specialized courses”
“Greg was instrumental in the development of our forensic program and the curriculum of several of the specialized courses,” said Mary Canning, Dean of GGU’s School of Accounting and Braden School of Taxation. “Our graduate students rave about learning the art and science of forensic accounting in Regan's classes. It’s wonderful to see the AICPA acknowledge his great contributions to this complex and exciting field.”
In addition to his multiple roles at GGU, Regan is a Partner in the Litigation and Forensic Consulting Services Group in the San Francisco office of Hemming Morse, LLP, one of the country’s most notable CPA firms. The firm’s Chairman, D. Paul Regan, is an alumnus of GGU (MS ’79) and a member of the board of trustees for the University.
With other Hemming Morse colleagues, Regan teaches GGU’s Introduction to Forensic Accounting course. According to Canning, it’s an invaluable overview course that introduces the dynamic roles of forensic accountants, including testifying as an expert in a court of law, aiding in computer discovery, assisting government regulators, and computing damages in the course of litigation.
Regan was selected as “Forensic Services Volunteer of the Year” for his dedicated work on AICPA's Forensic and Litigation Services (FLS) Committee, his co-authorship on its Practice Aid on Discount Rates, Risk, and Uncertainty in Economic Damages Calculations, his leadership on education for the core body of knowledge for forensic accountants, and his work on the Annual Forensic Services Conference.
He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Forensic (CFF), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), and a graduate of the CalCPA’s Leadership Institute. Regan received his B.S. degree in Accounting from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and his Masters in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Finance from the University of San Francisco.
The announcement was made in November 2012 in Orlando, Florida, at the AICPA's 2012 Forensic and Valuation Services conference, which was attended by over 1,000 members.
About Golden Gate University School of Accounting
Golden Gate University’s School of Accounting programs, which are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), consist of a Master of Accounting degree (with concentrations in forensic accounting, taxation, or general), Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting, Graduate certificates in accounting and forensic accounting, and an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Students may pursue degrees in person through GGU’s evening and full-time day programs in San Francisco and via GGU’s CyberCampus.
Major firms, including the Big Four, actively seek out and recruit GGU graduates, and they also rely on Golden Gate University for continuing education and professional training for their employees. GGU’s School of Accounting is focused on teaching students practical skills and ensuring hands-on experience.
About Golden Gate University
Golden Gate University (GGU), private and nonprofit, has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing undergraduate and graduate education in Accounting, Law, Taxation, Business and related areas. GGU is California's fifth-largest private university, enrolling 5,000 students every year with more than 68,000 alumni. The school's main campus is located in San Francisco with additional teaching sites in Seattle and Los Angeles. With specialized internship programs that give students practical, hands-on business experience, GGU’s Braden School of Taxation has earned a reputation as one of the largest and most respected in the nation.
About the AICPA
The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 386,000 members in 128 countries and a 125-year heritage of serving the public interest.