DHG to Present Effective Model Risk Management at AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions

Charlotte, N.C., August 20, 2015 – Robin Sawyer, Partner, and Jared Forman, Principal, will present Effective Model Risk Management at the AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions. The conference will be held September 16 - 18, 2015, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

“Regulators and other stakeholders have a strong interest in understanding the methods used by a financial institution to assess their models’ performance, particularly as it relates to accuracy and controls,” said Walter McNairy, Managing Partner of DHG Financial Services. “Robin and Jared bring hands-on experience and significant credentials to their clients, providing comprehensive model risk management services. Their conference presentation will provide insightful views and best practices for institutions to meet compliance requirements.”

Sawyer has more than 30 years of experience serving his clients. He works primarily with public companies in the areas of model risk management and model validation services, mergers and acquisitions accounting consulting and external audit. Sawyer strives to provide his clients with a highly practical approach to problem solving that not only helps meet the requirements of external auditors and regulators but is also operationally expedient.

Forman has extensive risk practitioner and consulting experience with large global financial institutions. He began his career as an actuary, advising clients on pension asset and liability risk issues. Forman applies this knowledge and skill set when providing consulting services specific to risk and capital management topics, including governance and organization, Federal Reserve Comprehensive Capital Analysis & Review (CCAR), Dodd-Frank Act compliance and risk strategy.

The 2015 AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions is the must-attend event for accounting and auditing professionals working in all segments of the banking industry. Attendees will be exposed to emerging auditing, accounting and regulatory developments that are so critical to business on a daily basis.

DHG is proud to return as the Wi-Fi Power Zone sponsor at this year's conference. For more information or to register, click here.

About DHG Financial Services

DHG Financial Services, a national practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman, focuses on publicly traded and privately-held financial services companies across the U.S. Our 30 financial services partners and more than 300 dedicated professionals provide our clients with in-depth industry knowledge and a wide range of assurance, tax and advisory services to address issues facing the financial services industry in today's challenging environment.

About Dixon Hughes Goodman

With more than 1,800 people in 12 states, Dixon Hughes Goodman ranks among the nation’s top 20 public accounting firms. Offering comprehensive assurance, tax and advisory services, DHG focuses on major industry lines and serves clients in all 50 states as well as internationally. Visit www.dhg.com for additional information.