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“In one statement, what I value most about Bill Douglas is his enthusiasm and zest for what he does. He is knowledgeable, experienced and well-versed. As our Institute of Management Accountant (IMA) speaker, he has stepped in at a moment’s notice with an interesting and well-received presentation. Bill has an innate gift for connecting with people via his keen intuition and listening skills. In addition to his radiant smile and genuine care in working with people, Bill thrives on producing results beyond expectation. If there is a need for an informative speaker who can readily deliver a power-packed presentation and entertain the audience with real-life stories, Bill Douglas has blazed that trail and continues to cross the finish line as a winner with his team at Cost Advisors.”
– Raynette Yoshida MBA, Executive Assistant to President of Mario Bisio
“I had the pleasure of having Bill Douglas, CPA, CIA, CFE, CFF, CITP, PI and President at Cost Advisors, Inc. be a guest speaker in my forensic & investigative accounting class at PSU on April 14, 2014 speaking on how to effectively use Excel in an investigation. The students were very appreciative of the presentation as they are having to capture a large amount of data on their assigned cases and present the information in a meaning way. Thank you Bill ~ I learned a few tricks myself!!”
– Nancy Young CPA CISA CFE, Justice for Fraud Victims Mentor at Portland State University
“Bill Douglas is a dynamic and informative speaker who has provided the Oregon Paralegal Association with several presentations to our members that were well-attended and received. Any company would be well-served in having Bill Douglas provide presentations to their employees or leaders to make the better informed and productive.”
– Brenna Dickey, President at Oregon Paralegal Association
“Bill presented at the Oregon Bankers Association Audit Committee meeting in February 2014. The topic of “Data Mining Using Excel” was very informative for our group of auditors who were mostly intermediate Excel users. Bill’s presentation was very engaging, provided the opportunity for questions throughout, and had useful recommendations for a variety of Excel issues. We learned great time-saving tips for extracting data to download into Excel and also provided easy explanations on how to properly utilize v-lookup and pivot tables. Bill is very knowledgeable about using Excel for fraud investigations and other data mining purposes. I highly recommend Bill for training presentations.”
– Kristine Davis, Director of Internal Audit at First Independent Bank
“As someone who helped bring the Justice to Fraud Victims Project to George Fox University, it was a pleasure to have Bill Douglas present his vast knowledge and experience of forensic accounting, Excel data mining, and investigations to the select George Fox University accounting students. Bill brings a wonderful style that is able to take complex topics and break them down for ease of use and application. Bill is a great resource to present and help educate students and professionals looking to enter or enhance their career in fraud examination. I look forward to future cases the JFVP has that Bill can come and assist with.”
– Brian Fraiser CFE CFI, Justice for Fraud Victims Mentor at George Fox University
“Bill presented at our meeting of the Institute of Internal Auditors Portland Chapter on December 19, 2013. In coordinating this arrangement he was friendly and professional. Bill was an engaging speaker on the topic of Fraud in the Workplace. Our members provided very positive feedback about his presentation. Bill presented current information on fraud trends including his insightful analysis of those trends and applicable fraud examples from his extensive experience. The presentation was informative and entertaining. I highly recommend Bill.”
– Paul Truzzolino CPA CIA, Internal Auditor at Providence Health & Services
“Bill provided a fraud identification and fighting course to government employees as a public service; his presentation was by far the most dynamic I have seen in three years and had immediate application. The attendees (80+) were engaged the entire time, and rated his presentation highly. Well done!”
– Tom Nosack, Performance Auditor and Management Analyst
“Bill donated time and expertise to the Hillsboro Police Department to teach our detectives how to use leading edge software tools to improve and expedite investigations. I have used Excel for years but was not experienced with the additional features that he covered in the presentation. I really appreciate the way Bill taught – his explanations were helpful, and were empowering rather than patronizing – as can be the case when techies talk to non-techies. Our detectives are expert at solving problems – Bill made them more efficient.”
– Susan Serres, Volunteer Program Coordinator at City of Hillsboro Police Department
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