Fall Seminar - 2018
Event Description

Fall Seminar.


  • CAE –Internal Audit Overview

  • Keeping the Odds in Your Favor: Lessons in Fraud Prevention, Detection and Response Despite best efforts to establish internal controls, companies of all sizes face the realities of fraud. Hear from an Audit Executive with experience at FedEx and Caesars Entertainment about how fraud is handled in a large, corporate context and the process to detect risks and deter losses.

  • Foundations of Fraud (Elements & Motivator of Fraud) - What motivates your typical fraudster?  What are some of the psychological elements that motivate a seemingly honest person to steal?

  • Case studies in Identifying Fraud: Review actual cases of theft and gain practical strategies for more effective fraud detection methods

Event Details
November 8, 2018
Manning's Restaurant
Speaker Info
Karl Stingily
Senior Vice President & Chief Audit Executive
Caesars Entertainment

Karl started his career with Arthur Anderson & Co. in Birmingham, Alabama in 1980. Next, he was with United Energy Resources in Houston, Texas. In 1984, Karl moved to Memphis, Tennessee to work with FedEx, beginning as a Staff Auditor in the Internal Audit Department. 

Karl spent 11 years in the Internal Audit Department, including 9 years as a manager, prior to being promoted to Managing Director/Controller of the Asia-Pacific region, based in Hong Kong, in 1995. In 1998, Karl transferred to Toronto, Canada as Managing Director/Controller, and in 2000, was promoted to Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for FedEx Canada.  

In 2003, Karl relocated back to Memphis to assume the position of Vice President of Worldwide Revenue Operations, where he was responsible for all invoicing and revenue related functions for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground. In 2006, he returned to Internal Audit as Vice President of Internal Audit, where he was responsible for Internal Audit support of FedEx Express and FedEx Ground. Karl had a team of approximately 90 auditors based in Memphis, Pittsburgh, Hong Kong, Brussels, Dubai, and Johannesburg.  

Karl is a 5-time winner of the FedEx Five Star Award, which is the corporation’s top award for outstanding performance. In addition, he was the recipient of the Asia-Pacific Senior Vice President’s Award for outstanding performance and the Canadian Award of Excellence.  

In November 2016, Karl assumed his current position as Chief Audit Executive at Caesars Entertainment, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this position, he is responsible for regulatory compliance, business process, and IT audit support. Additionally, he has teams supporting SOX compliance and fraud investigation. 

Karl is a 1980 graduate of the University of Alabama with a major in accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Paul Kirk
Director of Fraud & Controls
Caesars Entertainment

In 2014 Paul Kirk spearheaded the formation of the Caesars Entertainment Fraud & Controls department.  Based out of Las Vegas, currently his team is responsible for the investigation, prevention, mitigation of employee fraud for 33 domestic gaming properties and growing! He’s designed a variety of analytical tools to identify fraud present in millions of daily transactions.  He earned his undergraduate in Finance from the University of Nevada – Reno, his Master’s in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination from West Virginia University and is Certified Fraud Examiner. Happily married and a proud father of two and when he's not working or chasing his kids can be found behind a barbeque.