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2016 - The Many Faces of Fraud Annual Seminar

Total Credits: 5 including 5 CPE

Ernie Almonte |  Jennifer Carrion |  Eric S. Berman, MSA, CPA, CGMA
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Ernie Almonte's Profile

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Chief of Staff, Rhode Island Lt. Governor Sabina Matos


Summary of Experience
Ernie recently accepted the position as the Chief of Staff for Rhode Island Lt. Governor Sabina Matosis. 

Previous to Ernie’s new assignment, he was a partner at RSM US LLP and was the firm’s designated government, not-for-profit, litigation support, and higher education specialist with more than 37 years of experience. While at RSM, Ernie worked with the Boston Not-For-Profit/Public Sector Industry team. He managed the audits of numerous public sector and not-for-profit organizations, and provided technical assistance on accounting and financial reporting issues to these organizations. Ernie is a frequent speaker on industry related topics.

Prior to joining RSM, Ernie spent 16 years as the R.I. Auditor General where he was responsible for the State of Rhode Island financial, performance and fraud audits. In that role, Ernie was responsible for the $8 billion-dollar CAFR and overseeing the audits of the quasi-public agencies and municipalities. Ernie provided training nationally on topics such as the Yellow Book, GASB and FASAB accounting standards, and fraud risks for federal, state and local professionals serving government, not-for-profit and higher education clients. He has served in numerous positions as Chairman of audit committees including universities and the Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee at the Pentagon.

Professional Affiliations and Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Certified Government Financial Manager
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • Former Rhode Island Auditor General
  • Former Chairman Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee


  • Bachelor of Science, Bryant University
  • Master of Science in Taxation, Bryant University, Honorary Doctorate, Bryant University
  • Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Ernie has extensive experience with federal, state, and local financial and IT solutions for government entities.

  • As Auditor General, oversaw the compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for all state and local government entities. I actually was responsible to set accounting standards for all government agencies and entities in the State of Rhode Island.
  • Responsible for the overall audit of the State CAFR and the Federal Single Audit
  • Provided training to all Rhode Island state and local finance personnel on finance, internal controls, and IT related issues for over 16 years/
  • Advisor to the Comptroller General of the United States of America on all generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS)
  • Assisted several Mayors and Municipal Councils on finance decisions regarding complex transactions and adverse financial situations.
    • City of Central Falls – assisted the receiver in the city receivership and bankruptcy
    • Worked with the rating agencies and governmental entities regarding bond issues, five year plans to resolve financial distress, oversight over compliance with laws, regulations, bond covenants, and state restrictions.
    • Worked with the Rhode Island Cities of Providence, Woonsocket, Cranston, Newport, and East Providence the towns of Johnston, Cumberland, and several others on negative financial situations. Developed plans to avoid bankruptcies and put the communities on a path to financial success.
  • Provided training to newly elected state and municipal officials on government finance, audits, budgeting, and compliance with financial laws and regulations for over 16 years
  • Audited federal, state, local and quasi-public entities finances for over 35 years.
  • Advisor to Governors and Mayors on government finance, audit, fraud risks and budgeting issues.
  • Investigated government financial transactions and testified in trials.
  • Conducted extensive work on government pension plans and funding models.

Jennifer Carrion's Profile

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Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Air Force

Ms. Jennifer Carrion (“Jenny”) is currently assigned as Fraud and Program Counsel at the 66th Air Base Group, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.  As part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the base’s mission is to acquire command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems for the Air Force.  The men and women of Hanscom manage more than $5.6 billion in programs annually in support of the Air Force as well as joint and coalition forces.  The group provides services to more than 3,000 active duty, Reserve, and National Guard military personnel and DoD civilians who work and live at Hanscom Air Force Base.  Additionally, they support more than 125,000 retired military personnel, annuitants, and spouses living in the six-state New England area and New York.     
Ms. Carrion was born in Rochester, New York and raised in Clinton, Massachusetts. She attended Clark University where she earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in German and Comparative Literature. During 2002 and 2003 she studied overseas at the Universitat Trier in Trier, Germany. Following completion of her undergraduate studies she attended New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.  There she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2007. During her time in Law School Ms. Carrion worked at Lawson and Weitzen, LLC a large multi-service practice located in Boston, Massachusetts.  Additionally, she served with the Committee for Public Counsel Sevices (CPCS) as a Public Defender for the Worcester County Probate and Family Court then later went on to serve with the Division of Administive Law Appeals (DALA) housed in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2009 she entered into the Contracting career field as a civilian with the Air Force at Hanscom Air Force Base where she began as a Contract Specialist.  Ms. Carrion later promoted to Procurement Contracting Officer holding an Unlimited Warrant.  During her time in Contracting, Ms. Carrion worked on both Systems and Advisory and Assistance Service (A&AS) contracts, namely Integrated Base Defense Security Systems (IBDSS), Force Protection Security Systems (FPS2), Joint Environmental Toolkit (JET), Portable Doppler Radar (PDR), Fixed Meteorological Equiptment (FMQ-22), Professional Acquistion Support Services (PASS) and Engineering and Technology Acquistion Support Services (ETASS).  She also supported the Contracting Clearance and Policy Division (PKC) and various Multi-functional Review Teams (MIRT).
Ms. Carrion is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before the United States Supreme Court.
2000     Bachelor of Arts (German & Comparative Literature), Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
2002     German Language Studies, Universitat Trier, Trier, Germany
2007     Juris Doctorate, New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
2009     Acquistion Leadership Challenge- Beginnings, in residence
2011     Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training (CALT), in residence
Contracting 3rd Quarter 2010 Award, Civilian Category II
Outstanding Contracting Support 2011 Annual Award, Clearance and Policy Division
Compliance Unit Inspection Outstanding Performer’s Team 2013, Enterprise Acquistion Services Division
Contracting 4th Quarter 2013 Outstanding Unit Award, Enterprise Acquisition Services Division
GS-12                           27 Mar 2011
GS-13                           30 Dec 2012
GS-14                           05 Oct 2014
(Current as of April 2015)

Eric S. Berman, MSA, CPA, CGMA's Profile

Eric S. Berman, MSA, CPA, CGMA Related seminars and products

Partner, Eide Bailly LLP

Eric S. Berman, MSA, CPA, CGMA, has over 26 years of governmental accounting and auditing experience and is a partner with Eide Bailly LLP. Previous to Eide Bailly LLP, he was a quality control principal with a public accounting firm in California. His public sector experience includes being a Deputy Comptroller for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1999 to 2010, and the Chief Financial Officer of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust from 1994 to 1999. Eric is a licensed CPA in Massachusetts. He obtained an M.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University. Eric recently represented the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) as the Vice Chairman of the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Council to GASB. He was the previous chair of the Financial Management Standards Board and is the Chairman of the AGA’s Audit Committee as well as President of the Boston Chapter. He also is a previous chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Governmental Performance and Accountability Committee and is a former member of the AICPA’s State and Local Government Expert Panel. He was recently named to the GASB’s Financial Reporting Model task force. 

Eric writes the entire governmental accounting and auditing library for CCH including the Knowledge Based Audits – State and Local Governments, Governmental GAAP Guide, Governmental Practice Manual, Governmental Update Service and Knowledge-Based Audit Tools.

Eric is frequently called upon to consult and train state and local governments throughout the country on governmental accounting and auditing.



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