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Why choose training from Corporate Compliance Seminars?

Corporate Compliance Seminars (CCS) is the premier source of CPE training classes within our targeted subject areas. Our success has resulted from two critical factors:

  • Expert instructors with many years of "hands-on" work experience in the fields of study, and

  • Course content that is designed, continuously updated and presented to achieve maximum professional learning results.

Every one of our education sessions will provide the attendees with a practical, engaging and enjoyable learning environment. CCS has been providing training concerning SOX, internal controls and auditing since 2004. We have a twenty year track record of quality performance. .

Training Philosophy

We pride ourselves on providing training that is:

  • Experienced: We know that quality education is based on the clear presentation of subject matter by instructors that have the deep professional background and field experience.

  • Practical: Presentation material discloses the best practice real-world, cost-effective methods in the subject areas

  • Engaging: Attendees are encouraged to express challenges and concerns from their day-to-day experiences. We strongly promote interaction and participation by including thought-provoking presentations and workshop exercises,

  • Enjoyable: The instructors are engaged and engrossed in the subject matter and have the skills to make learning about the driest accounting and control subjects enjoyable. We are committed to presenting the CPE material in a most entertaining and informative style.

Most importantly, we continually examine participant evaluations, changes in the industry and feedback from clients and instructors to update our course material. We have had many students enroll in the same subject matter seminars over the years.

We know that quality education is based on the clear presentation of subject matter by instructors that have the deep professional background and field experience.

Set Apart by Expertise

Corporate Compliance Seminars has been created by experts who enjoy providing classroom training, workshops and consulting on internal controls, internal auditing and accounting related subjects. We have been focusing on SOX, COSO, PCAOB, COBIT, GRC, IFRS and IIA Standards since 2004. That is twenty years of experience in providing training concerning internal controls and auditing.


Corporate Compliance Seminars allows the attendee to earn Official NASBA CPE credit while examining the details of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) as defined by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Control Frameworks, ISACA's Control Objectives over Information Technology (COBIT), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Open Compliance & Ethics Group's (OCEG) Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) methodology, PCAOB's Auditing Standard 5 (AS5), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) IPPF and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SAS's and the future conversion from GAAP to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Our seminars provide CPE For CPAs, CFEs, CIAs, CISAs, auditors and others with effective and engaging training.

Meet The Team

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John C. Blackshire, Jr., CPA

CEO of The Accountware Group, Inc. (TAG) of Tucson, AZ He has over 50 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.


Debra, an AP Consultant with over 20 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies like Verizon, General Motors, and Aramark, is a seasoned professional in accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and financial reporting. Debra brings a wealth of knowledge to her events.A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), her expertise in Global Vendor Maintenance and implementation of vendor self-registration portals has been pivotal in establishing robust internal controls to prevent fraud.

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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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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.

CCS's CPE Training Events

The CPE training events detailed at provide comprehensive education and training opportunities for individuals seeking to enhance their internal auditing skills and knowledge. The CPE training is primarily designed to meet the requirements set by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and is designed to prepare individuals for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification, the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification.

The internal auditor training program covers a wide range of topics, including internal auditing, accounting practices, internal control, external auditing, audit compliance, and the audit process. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the types of audits and what internal audit is, as well as the skills necessary to perform internal audit jobs. The CPE training events are presented that will also cover the PCAOB based external audit process. There are CPE events on the role of the internal audit manager in providing audit services.

The IIA based training is consistent with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively implement audit control in their internal auditing practices. The training will also cover the IA standards and IIA standards, providing participants with the latest information on internal control in auditing.

The auditor courses are designed for individuals seeking to improve their internal audit training and provides a comprehensive overview of the audit compliance process. The training programs will be conducted by experienced professionals and will provide participants with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through hands-on exercises and case studies.

Overall, the CPE training events at provide a comprehensive education and training opportunity for individuals seeking to improve their internal auditing skills and knowledge and become a certified internal auditor (CIA).

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