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Philip J. Bach

Philip J. Bach

Stepan Company
Senior Manager, Global Compliance Audit
Northfield, IL, USA


Phil is a CPA and CFE who leads global compliance audits at Stepan Company. 

Stepan is a global chemical manufacturer, located in Northfield, Illinois, with production plants located around the world.  Phil is a leader within the ethics and compliance team and performs audits related to anti-bribery and corruption issues, environmental compliance, third party risk management as well as other laws, regulations and the code of conduct.  When not conducting compliance audits, Phil performs internal investigations and assists with designing policies and procedures related to corporate compliance.

Prior to joining Stepan, Phil was a consultant who conducted forensic accounting engagements involving companies and government entities in a variety of industries and worked with organizations to design, implement, and evaluate ethics and compliance programs including anti-fraud controls. Phil also performed accounting investigations and has investigated financial statement fraud, employee misconduct issues, embezzlements and other white collar frauds. He worked with attorneys and companies providing consultation for litigation, expert testimony and has been engaged as a neutral arbitrator in financial disputes between companies.  Most of his forensic accounting career was at a “big four” accounting and consulting firm.

Prior to becoming a forensic accountant, Phil spent more than a decade at regional and smaller accounting. During those years, Phil led financial statement audits, reviews and compilations in several industries and prepared tax returns for corporations, partnerships and individuals.

For seven years Phil taught as an adjunct professor at the University Of Chicago Law School.

Philip J. Bach is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Pocket MBA 2017: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals
Pocket MBA 2018: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Pocket MBA 2018: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Chicago, IL
Pocket MBA 2019: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Chicago, IL
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