Forensic accounting investigator to speak at UB School of Management

Release Date: August 15, 2017 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — John Galiski, an expert on forensic accounting and fraud investigations, will return to his alma mater, the University at Buffalo School of Management, to speak from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus.

Presented by the school’s Helen and Oscar Sufrin Lectureship in Accounting, Galiski’s talk will be free and open to the public.

A director at AlixPartners, Galiski, BS/MBA ’92, guides companies through complex corporate investigations, financial forensics, interim management appointments, purchase price disputes and other accounting and financial issues. Galiski, a CPA and certified fraud examiner, works with clients across North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Among his varied experience, Galiski has led an investigation, under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, into a U.S.- and China-based Fortune 500 firm and presented his findings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition, he has performed forensic reviews of a Swiss bank’s client databases and control procedures, investigated anonymous allegations of fraud and money laundering for a leading e-commerce solutions supplier, and examined historical accounting and contractual data for an aircraft management company.

The free lecture will include refreshments and will be followed by Q&A. Reservations are required by Sept. 25 and can be made at For more information, contact Janet Kiefer at 716-645-3290.

The Sufrin lecture series brings distinguished business professionals to the UB School of Management to speak about accounting issues. Funding is provided through the generous support of Leslie Sufrin, CPA, and Gerald Sufrin, MD, a longtime UB professor, in honor of their late parents.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

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