Member Name: Paul Updike
Position: Principal, Certified Fraud Examiner
Paul J. Updike, MBA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Faculty Practitioner UOP, Principal, specializes in solving small business problems that are operational, financial, accounting-related and fraud-related. Paul earned two degrees from Brigham Young University, and has 25-plus years experience as a Chief Operating Officer, CFO, Controller, Financial Analyst and Cost Accountant for Motorola, Rogers Corporation, HS Crocker, Flagstaff Engineering and other multi-million dollar organizations.
Paul is a member of the Online Faculty for the University of Phoenix, teaching Economics and Finance (including accounting classes) to undergraduate students at the University of Phoenix, the largest private university in America. He has taught over 230 classes in the past 16 years. UOP Online classes are condensed, not abbreviated. Students average 37 years of age and work in most of America’s multinational corporations and many other important corporations around the world.
Paul uses his expertise to create detailed Forensic Accounting Reports for businesses who have been defrauded. One report created in 2019 contained over 2000 completely substantiated transactions. Paul serves as an expert witness when fraud cases go to trial. Earlier Paul was asked to investigate the financial issues of a multi-site publishing business. Then he served as the Interim CFO for that company whose CFO was fired because of being found guilty of embezzlement. After reading through the detailed documentation created by Paul, and hearing his testimony, the judge awarded over $1 million (including interest) for damages caused by this fraud, and the fraudster served six months in jail.
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Treasurer, Arizona Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.