Meet Our Speakers
Lynn H. Clements, DBA, CPA, CMA, CFM, Cr.FA, CFE
Professor of Accounting Barney Barnett School of Business
Florida Southern College
Dr. Clements is a Professor of Accounting at Florida Southern College who began as an adjunct instructor in 1984 and as a full-time instructor in 1990. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree at Florida Southern College, she practiced public accounting for 6 years, and then earned the Master of Business Administration degree at FSC. Dr. Clements earned her Doctor of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University in March 2002. Dr. Clements has been certified as a Florida CPA since 1980, as a CMA (Certified Management Accountant) since 1992, as a CFM (Certified in Financial Management) since 1997, as a Cr.FA (Certified Forensic Accountant) since 2002, and as a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) since 2004. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), the American Accounting Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Dr. Clements is a consultant in the areas of economic fraud and forensic accounting, and is frequently invited to give presentations and seminars to groups of Certified Public Accountants. Dr. Clements is actively involved in the leadership of the Florida Institute of CPAs and the Tampa Bay Chapter of the ACFE, and her research interests include whistleblowing, fraud, identity fraud, and fraud detection tools.
Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, Ph.D.
Kenneth Dixon School of Accounting
University of Central Florida
Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, PhD received her PhD in Public Affairs and her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida and her under graduate degree in accounting and finance from the University of West Florida. She is a Florida CPA and Certified Government Finance Officer. Lynda is a full-time Lecturer in the Kenneth Dixon School of Accounting at the University of Central Florida. Additionally, Lynda is a contract CPE discussion leader and course developer in the areas of accounting and reporting for governmental and not-for-profit organizations.
Her experience includes serving in a financial capacity, including chief financial officer, in governmental and not-for-profit organizations primarily in Florida. Her experience also includes working as an auditor for local and Big 4 firms with an emphasis in the insurance, government and not-for-profit sectors. Lynda also worked as the Special Projects Manager for the Dallas County Community College District and as a grader of CPA exams for the AICPA.
Lynda actively participates in committee and other volunteer work for the AICPA and FICPA and is a frequent speaker at governmental accounting conferences. She has previously published six CPE courses as well as a book on strategy implementation (both for governmental and not-for-profit organizations) for the AICPA and a public finance primer for the American Public Works Association. In addition, Lynda updated the AICPA State and Local Government Accounting and Audit Guide for the past four years and the AICPA State and Local Government Disclosure Checklist for the past three years.