Accounting Alumni Appreciation Day
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Business and Aerospace Building S328
Special Guest Speaker - Aaron Beam
Aaron Beam was founder and the first CFO of HealthSouth from 1984 until 1997. In 1996, he took part in the accounting fraud at HealthSouth, and in 2003 he pled guilty to the fraud and spent time in federal prison for his crime.
He began his public speaking career in 2009, and as of 2018 he has spoken to over 500 different groups. These include universities, associations, companies, and civic groups. His primary message is about corporate fraud. He details who is actually responsible for these frauds, how they take place, and what can be done to prevent frauds such as Enron and HealthSouth.
Mr. Beam is also an author. His first book, HealthSouth: The Wagon to Disaster, was published in 2009. His second book, Ethics Playbook: Winning Ethically in Business, was published in January 2015.