Presented New Audit Teaching Case at the American Accounting Association Annual Conference

Last Updated: 08/20/2013

NASHVILLE, TN –  August 20, 2013 – Brian Fox, CPA and a nationally recognized speaker on financial fraud, presented more than a dozen demonstrations of the new Simply Soups teaching case and the role electronic confirmations play in detecting financial fraud at the 2013 American Accounting Association’s Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. The demonstrations were hosted by, the creator and world’s leading provider of secure audit confirmation services.   

“The Simply Soups teaching case was developed and taught by three professors to help students understand the latest auditing standards and the role technology has in today’s audit practice,” said Chris Schellhorn, CEO of  “I’m very pleased that more than 50 colleges and universities are using it in their classrooms. This gives students the ability to experience first-hand how to electronically confirm cash balances during a simulated audit using the latest technology from”

Denise Hanes, assistant professor at Villanova University said “This teaching case has been a very effective learning tool for my auditing students. They feel the hands-on experience of using electronic confirmations in the classroom gives them a real advantage in their first job as an auditing professional.”

For professors and instructors, the Simply Soups teaching case provides:

  • Flexible course levels:  The case study is flexible enough to be used in a 1st year undergraduate Auditing course, a 1st year graduate Auditing course, or even in an Advanced Auditing course.
  • Two complete sets of in-class PowerPoint presentations with instructor notes: The first set introduces the case study to the students and the second set wraps up the assignment, presents the solutions and discusses the learning objectives.
  • Instructor Materials:  Walks instructors through the teaching case, the intended learning points, and the solutions.

“There was real excitement and great interest in the Simply Soups teaching case at this year’s AAA Conference,” said Jay Thibodeau, professor of accountancy at Bentley University. “The feedback from accounting professors planning to use this case in their auditing classes has been extremely positive.”

“The AAA Conference is a great opportunity to interact with academic and thought leaders in accounting,” said Brian Fox, president and founder of  “As an adjunct professor myself, I really enjoy teaching auditors, students and instructors How to Commit Confirmation Fraud so they can actually learn to detect financial fraud.”  

In the past year,’s electronic confirmation service was used by auditors to catch the $215 million PFG fraud, the multi-million dollar Shepherd Major Play Option Fund fraud and the China MediaExpress fraud.   

Barbara Porco, accounting professor at Fordham University said “This teaching case is a win-win for students and their future employers. It not only engages auditing students, but the write up exercise challenges their critical thinking skills and better prepares them for actual practice.”

The case study materials are provided free of charge to colleges and universities. For more information, visit us at for more information.