David R. Hancox, CIA, CGFM

Wow! She Stole That Much?? 

Dave is the 2015 Educator of the Year award winner from the Association of Government Accountants

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Dave is an advisor and an expert witness for several of the largest law firms in the world. He has testified before three federal judges on a case where a partial settlement with some of the defendants resulted in a $1.5 billion settlement. His work was based on the management practices and internal control systems implemented by the defendants.


 Do you need:

  • a quality speaker who will engage your audience,
  • your staff to start thinking differently,
  • to find the fraud that may exist in your organization,
  • your managers to understand the real concepts of internal controls, or
  • help understanding the concepts in the COSO report on internal controls?
Dave consistently gets the highest ratings in his public presentations. Whether you operate in the government arena or the private sector, Dave can help your staff gain new insight into the management process.

He will help your staff reach the goals of the Sarbanes-Oxley law, A-123 issued by President's Office of Management and Budget or the various other internal control acts passed at the state and local government level.

Dave's presentations are filled with real life examples that entertain, inform and challenge the traditional approaches to auditing and to managing.

Contact Dave for details. Whether it's 20 minutes, 2 hours, one or two days, Dave will work with you to tailor a presentation that will meet your needs.


Dave is a former Director of State Audits in the NYS Comptroller’s Office.  

Previously, he was Director of State Expenditures. He headed up a 115-person unit responsible for auditing more than $70 billion in transactions a year, with more than 100,000 transactions a day coming through the system. He has transformed this unit from a labor-intensive, clerical audit operation to a modern, risk-based professional audit unit, using the latest audit techniques to find fraud, waste, and improper transactions.
Dave and his audit teams have saved taxpayers millions of dollars and helped change the way New York State operates. His team’s audit of sex offenders getting Viagra on the Medicaid program received international attention and brought about change at the national and state level. Prior audits found fraud and waste in other major programs that resulted in significant savings to the taxpayers when the problems were corrected.

He is co-author of two books: Government Performance Audit in Action and State and Local Government, Program Control and Audit: Handbook for Managers and Auditors. He is on the faculty of Siena College and the Government Audit Training Institute - Graduate School, USDA.

He is an international speaker and in frequent demand in the government audit and financial management community on audit and management-related topics. He is past regional vice president of the Association of Government Accountants and a past president of the New York Capital Chapter of that organization. He is currently on the National Emerging Issues Committee. He is also past president of the Albany Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a past member of the International Government Relations Committee. Dave contributes articles to various professional journals that challenge the traditional audit approaches that have failed to find the frauds in major organizations. He's listed in Marquis's Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the East. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Government Financial Manager.

In 2005 and 2015, he was selected as the Educator of the Year and in 2007 he received the National President’s Award from the Association of Government Accountants.





David R. Hancox,
Jan 17, 2014, 1:42 PM