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Training Options from CCS

Corporate Compliance Seminars (CCS) provides a variety of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) training events for auditing, accounting and compliance professionals. These events are designed to help professionals stay up-to-date with the latest standards, methodologies, industry developments and best practices. CCS events include:

Criteria for Great CPE Events

A CPE event is considered excellent if it meets the following criteria:

  1. Relevance: The event should be relevant to the attendees' professional needs and provide them with practical, up-to-date information that they can apply in their work.

  2. Quality of speakers: The event should feature knowledgeable and experienced speakers who can deliver engaging and informative presentations.

  3. Interactive format: The event should provide opportunities for attendees to engage with speakers and other attendees through interactive activities and discussions.

  4. Well-organized: The event should be well-organized and run smoothly, with clear schedules and agendas, and adequate time for breaks and networking.

  5. Good networking opportunities: The event should provide opportunities for attendees to network with their peers and make connections in their field.

  6. Attention to the attendee's needs: The event should take into account the attendee's learning styles, preferences, and needs and provide the appropriate resources and support

  7. Continuing Education Credits: The event should provide attendees with the opportunity to earn continuing education credits that are recognized by professional organizations.

Meet The Team

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John C. Blackshire, Jr., CPA

CEO of The Accountware Group, Inc. (TAG) of Austin, TX. He has over 40 years of business management, internal control, software development and auditing experience. TAG helps companies improve their business processes, implement financial systems, and comply with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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David S. Marshall, MBA, CISA, CFE

Principal with Infotech Global, a provider of audit, compliance, IT and training services from Chicago, IL area. With over 20 years of experience, he is an expert in internal control, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and information technology. He has assisted numerous companies, from startups to multinationals, improve their operations by strengthening their internal control programs and complying with Sarbanes-Oxley, as well as providing IT auditing, computer security and fraud prevention training.

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Robert Berry, CPA 

Key instructor within the internal audit training industry and he is known as "That Audit Guy".

Robert has worked as an auditor and an accountant in small and multi billion dollar organizations. You will find the standard alphabet soup behind his name (CPA, CIA, etc), but improving people, processes and profits is what matters most.

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Thomas E. Derise, CPA MBA

 Recently joined our group after retiring from 1st Constitution Bank where he was Vice President and Controller. Tom has over 35 years of business management, public accounting, and information technology experience. He has extensive background in banking and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Elliot Fisch

Elliot A. Fisch, CPA, CIA, CFE, CFF, CGMA, CRMA, MBA 

Over 30 years experience in internal audit, corporate compliance, ethics, fraud reviews, and financial and project management in the corporate, government and consulting sectors. He has extensive experience in the compliance discipline, with significant responsibilities to oversee relations with various governmental authorities.



Seasoned former audit practitioner, with more than 45 years in the profession. After heading SWIFT, Inc.'s US-based audit team for more than 10 years, he served as Internal Audit (IA) Quality Assurance & Improvement Program (QAIP) Manager from April 2014 until his retirement in June 2018.


Prior to joining SWIFT, Dave spent more than seven years as a Client Service Director with Pricewaterhouse Coopers' US Federal Government practice, where he focused on providing oversight and direction to large and/or complex automated information systems controls testing projects in various major Federal departments and agencies.

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Jim G. George

Over 30 years of experience as a consultant and advisor to major banks. He was an associate partner and principal at PriceWaterhouse-Coopers Consulting, IBM Consulting in Bank Risk and Compliance, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

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Amar I. Saini 

The managing principal at HnC Smart Solutions, a risk management advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Saini has more than 30 years of experience within the financial services industry working with some of the leading organizations in the industry to enhance business performance through risk management, operational effectiveness, enhanced governance and application of technology.

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Henry Schneider

The Process and Product Quality Consulting's (PPQC) Senior Principal Consultant. PPQC, a provider of CMMI centered education and services. PPQC's mission is to provide premier technology and process improvement consulting, appraisals, and training to help our customers advance their business processes thereby increasing their strategic competitive edge.

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