Monthly Technical Session

Tuesday March 21st, 2017 (Joint Meeting with Silicon Valley ASWA)

Jerry Stern

Technical Meeting Committee Chair—Jerry Stern, CPA, MBA

Welcome to the Peninsula-Silicon Valley Chapter of Institute of Management Accountants site of professional education, a one stop shop for your professional education and networking needs. At the chapter we provide you a wide variety of topics of interest to keep you abreast on the developments in finance and accounting profession. Unique to our chapter is our ability to bring in top notch speakers holding executive level positions to speak about their experiences in their daily conduct of business. For those aspiring to climb the ladders of the corporate financial management, these events also provide an excellent venue to network with these high profile individuals. Some of the meetings are specifically designed to be panel discussions to get wide variety of perspectives. Our meetings also provide cost effective CPE's. At the end, I would like to add that the chapter and the board strives to give 100% value to the membership through these technical sessions. I look forward to connecting with many of you and hope to see you at our upcoming event!


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 (Joint Meeting with Silicon Valley ASWA)


Event starts at 6pm


In an effort to have a stable meeting location that isn't dependent on the employment of our members we are returning to our old location:

Biltmore Hotel & Suites
2151 Laurelwood Road 
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 988-8411 for directions


2 hours of NASBA-approved CPE


For questions about this event, send an email to:

Registration—$35; payment will also be accepted at the door

Cancellations will not be refunded/deferred or exchanged

General Registration (click here) to register for the upcoming Monthly Meeting.



Fraud at ING:  A Personal Story of What I Did, How I Was Caught and Lessons I've Learned

Fraud at ING:  A Personal Story

  • My Fraud and How I Was Caught
  • Procedures and Accounting of the Fraud and Cover-Up
  • Prosecution Process
  • What was Missing at ING that Allowed the Fraud
  • Lessons Learned on Prevention
  • Fraud Triangle

This is a high-profile speaker.  We are flying him out from Minnesota to speak to us and would appreciate a large turnout. Mark your calendars! Registration is open now!


Nathan Mueller 

Nathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College and was a licensed CPA from 2002-2010. He has over 13 years of public accounting experience and ten years of corporate accounting experience with a focus on financial reporting, cash processing, and accounting controls.
After the reinsurance company Nathan worked for was purchased by ING for $6 billion, he played a key role in transitioning its operations onto ING's enterprise resource planning system. Enabled by lax controls and unchecked authority to distribute funds, Nathan began embezzling money to pay off personal debt and fund a passion for gambling. What started as a $1,100 check to a credit card, spiraled into an $8.5 million fraud over the next four years. It was only a co-worker's suspicions that brought the fraud to an end. After being caught, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison. He was released in September of 2014.
While serving his sentence, Nathan delivered over 60 speeches to a broad spectrum of groups & organizations including college classes, businesses, business organizations and non-profits.  Nathan is currently the Director of Education for John D. Freeman CPA, Ltd., a 25 year old certified public accounting firm located in Plymouth, MN. He has become a sought after speaker for Compliance and Ethics presentations for diverse and notable organizations across the United States. Some of his most Noteworthy presentations to date include the keynote speech at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference 2015 in Baltimore with upwards of 3,000 attendees.  Nathan was brought in by electronics industry leader Best Buy to speak at their International Fraud Awareness Week Training and by Allete Inc. to lead CPE training for their entire accounting staff.
Speaking and training are not the only avenues Nathan has pursued to bring fraud and ethics awareness to all industries.  He also co-authored "Lessons From An $8 Million Fraud" in the Journal of Accountancy which recently won the prestigious Lawler Award as the article of the year for 2015.