Lynn Fountain has over 39 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies. In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees. The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.
Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own consulting and training practice. She has successfully executed on several consulting assignments spanning areas of accounting, risk, ERM and internal audit. She is a highly sought-after trainer and international speaker and has produced hundreds of courses delivered through seminars, conferences and on-demand training. She is the author of three separate technical books.
Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from
Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials.
Feb 6th 2022
I wish this course was provided at the end of the 4 year bachelors in accounting. It does an excellent job taking common terminology and differentiating them, then puts them in context for work life. I probably heard something along these lines in accounting 101, then it gets a little lost in details of advanced classes. This really brings an accountant back to a core view after being at the point of understanding the debits & credits easily.
Jan 29th 2022
Very good. The instructor really packed in great examples and took a deep look at ethics in a 2 hour timeframe. I liked the practical applications for me as an HR leader.
Jun 3rd 2022
This course did a great job of explaining why businesses should better evaluate their soft controls such as tone at the top since they can influence hard controls.
Jul 28th 2021
This is a great course to assist me in hiring decisions and writing job descriptions.
Oct 13th 2021
Really great overview of SOX controls, very easy to understand and retain