Paul Zikmund

Director, CFE, CBCP, CAMS, CRMA, CECM · +1 (215) 972 2433
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Paul Zikmund is a director of global fraud and forensic investigation services at Baker Tilly. He joined the firm in 2019 and is a results-driven professional with extensive experience in the development, implementation and administration of fraud, compliance, ethics, security, enterprise risk and crisis risk management programs and controls.

  • Managed investigations of complex financial frauds, bribery and corruption and other matters involving collaboration with external counsel and various government agencies
  • Supported organizational leadership to design strategy and achieve business goals and objects through strong risk and compliance management practices, which contributed to sound and responsible business practices while maintaining the integrity of the organization
  • Reported matters to executive leadership and corporate boards
  • Specialized in providing ethics, compliance, security and fraud risk management business consulting expertise to clients globally
  • Helped clients prevent, confront and remediate regulatory, legal and commercial challenges that arise as a result of unplanned events or crises
  • Lead and directed clients and teams through large, complicated crisis situations, complex financial investigations, bribery and corruption investigations and proactively identified strategic threats to reduce the risk of future challenges
  • Experienced with forensic and investigative assignment involving accounting and fraud investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-corruption compliance assessments, compliance investigations, post-merger/acquisition disputes, physical security matters, workplace violence, sexual harassment and crisis management
  • Design and administer physical security programs to protect company assets
  • Developed and implemented fraud, ethics, compliance and security risk management programs and controls designed to mitigate fraud and misconduct
  • Coordinated findings and root cause analysis to ensure mitigation of risk
  • Developed and implemented global security programs and controls including crisis and business continuity management programs, physical security assessments and workplace violence programs
  • Provided fraud and compliance due diligence to the mergers and acquisitions process. Developed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, third-party risk management, sexual harassment, workplace violence, and other policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance with code of ethics
  • Provided litigation support to legal department including development of litigation strategies and providing investigative resources to meet case needs
  • Coordinated risk management efforts with functional area’s management teams to ensure comprehensive and effective risk management practices design to build a risk intelligent organization
  • Designed and executed special internal audit fraud projects designed to identify red flags of fraud and compliance risks
  • Provided litigation support to legal departments including witness interviews and preparation of expert reports
  • Performed corporate investigations, administered compliance and integrity services, and conducted fraud risk assessments and fraud awareness training programs for companies and organizations
  • Designed and conducted fraud and compliance risk assessments
  • Developed and implemented compliance and antifraud solutions to ensure adherence to regulations and guidance related to establishment of controls aimed to reduce the risk of fraud and noncompliance within organizations
  • Developed and administered fraud awareness training to internal audit, management, and other company employees to empower organizations to detect red flags for fraud
  • Adjunct Professor, Rider University – fraud, forensic accounting and audit coursework (since 2003)
  • Adjunct Professor, LaSalle University – white collar crime, fraud related courses (since 2008)
  • Adjunct Professor, Carlow University – fraud investigation coursework (since 2012)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of New Haven – corporate investigations, security and loss prevention (since 2016)
  • Enterprise Security Risk Management Working Committee, ASIS
  • High Quality Compliance Programs Maturity Model Working Group, Ethics and Compliance Institute
  • Preventing Bribery and Corruption Working Group, Ethics and Compliance Institute
  • Preventing Bribery and Corruption Working Group, Ethics and Compliance Institute
  • Ethics committee member, USA Weightlifting

Location

Pennsylvania

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Executive Education – crisis management and business continuity

Saint Louis University
Certified in corporate ethics and compliance management

New England College of Finance
Master of Business Ethics and Compliance

Auburn University
Master of Accountancy

University of Connecticut
Master of Business Administration

University of Pittsburgh
BS Administration of Justice
Accounting certificate program