CPE Events

Top 10 Ways to Prevent & Detect Fraud


September 14, 2017


11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Gwendolyn D. McDade, CPA, CIG, CPIPM

Director, Government and Nonprofit Auditing

Empower Audit and Consulting



Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

6319 N Interstate 35

Austin, TX 78752


Member: $27

Non-member: $32


1 hour

Speaker Biography

Gwendolyn D. McDade is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Inspector General, and a Certified Program Integrity Professional in Medicaid.

Gwen has extensive audit and financial management responsibilities in the private sector, non-profit, and government performing internal and external audits, in audit preparation and readiness, launching and sustaining internal controls, establishing finance and internal audit departments, implementing accounting and audit systems, developing and documenting policies and procedures and delivering operational results and training classes.

As America’s region Internal Audit Manager at Motorola, she worked to implement global controls over $1 billion of inventory. In her four years as a Deputy Inspector General of Compliance at the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, she oversaw a budget of $10 million and led 200 auditors and nurses in ensuring that state and federal funds were used in accordance with applicable law.

A financial leader in industry and government, Gwen partnered with a $200 million Global Drivers business at Motorola. She oversaw $100 million in revenue and $300 million in assets for a governmental risk pool, earning unqualified opinions of the annual financial statements for eight years while ensuring the existence of effective internal controls and implementing an accounting system. Gwen is able to convey her knowledge to individuals and national audiences. She trained agency auditors to audit the multi-fund college and university financial statements, delivered training to the IIA and governmental risk pools on internal controls and compliance, and served as a mentor to aspiring leaders.