Instructor Biography

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William Blend, CPA, CFE

Background
Bill Blend is a Shareholder at MSL and a member of the Firm’s Governmental Practice Group. Bill has over 18 years of public and private sector accounting experience.

Professional Experience
Bill has performed audits on over 40 governmental entities. Bill has substantial experience in planning, performing, supervising, reviewing, and preparing financial statements related to the audits of governmental entities subject to governmental auditing standards, Federal Single Audit requirements, and Florida Single Audit requirements. He has experience in revenue bond covenant compliance and audits under federal and Florida Single Audit.

Bill has completed over 80 hours of Continuing Professional Education (“CPE”) in the areas of governmental accounting and auditing within the past three years. Bill is a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Committee of the Board of Regents and is also trained in the use of the “IDEA” data mining software.

Education, Certifications and Licenses
• B.S. Degree in Accounting, Long Island University
• C.P.A., Certified Public Accountant – Florida
• C.F.E., Certified Fraud Examiner