Joseph EveCEO and Managing Partner
Joseph Eve, CPA, CFE, is the CEO and Managing Partner of JOSEPH EVE. His 25 years of accounting and auditing experience with tribal governments and entities forms the basis of his expertise in tribal accounting, fraud prevention, and gaming, the subjects of his seminars. His entrepreneurial spirit keeps him on the edge of new ideas and ways of seeing things, making him a dynamic seminar instructor.
Mr. Eve was appointed to the State of Montana Board of Public Accountants’ Professional Monitoring program for eight years. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Montana Society of CPAs. He is a past member of the Governmental Audit Quality Control Committee of the Montana Society of CPAs and a licensed CPA in the states of Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan, Wyoming, Iowa, California, Oklahoma, and Kansas. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Denis AdamsSenior Audit Manager
Denis Adams, CPA, a Senior Audit Manager at JOSEPH EVE, is a valuable technical resource for the firm. A former Director of the Montana Department of Revenue, Adams also has 30 years of auditing and consulting experience with tribal governments and enterprises. He spent seven years as a tax commissioner and financial advisor to Montana’s Crow Tribe and now has returned to working with tribal clients in an advisory capacity.
Denis brings his vast experience and knowledge to his training sessions, where he helps participants keep up with current developments in auditing standards. His inside experience with tribal casinos means he knows the challenges of keeping current with the NIGC Minimum Internal Controls Standards (MICS) in the constantly changing casino environment. He also provides analytical tools to measure casino performance.
Denis is Past President of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants and Past Chairman of that organization’s Legislative Committee. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A retired Captain in the United States Navy Reserve, he has many years’ experience with the Naval Audit Service, participating in audits from the Pentagon to Pearl Harbor.
Grant EveAudit and Accounting Services Partner
Grant Eve, CPA, CFE, is a Partner and is responsible for business development for JOSEPH EVE. He brings 5 years of auditing and consulting experience with him. He was previously employed at a big 4 accounting firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the firm’s National Gaming Practice. Grant was responsible for the supervision of SEC public attestation engagements, private entities, and the implementation of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. His subjects include large casino operations, internet gaming, changes in Gaming operations (Tribal and Commercial), casino fraud, current accounting hot topics, and the implementation and design of internal controls in connection with Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002.
Some of Mr. Eve’s prior and current clients include Casino Omaha, Seven Feathers Casino, Boyd Gaming Corporation, American Pacific Corporation, Shufflemaster Inc., Pala Casino and Resort, Rincon Band of San Luiseno Mission Indians, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Battle Mountain of Band of Te-Moak Tribe, Cahuilla Creek Casino, and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians.
Mr. Eve is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, Montana Board of Public Accountants, Nevada State Board of Accountancy, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Glen GaltManager of Internal Audits
Glen Galt, CPA, is the Manager of Internal Audits for JOSEPH EVE. Glen has 12 years of experience working with and in tribal gaming facilities as lead auditor, controller, CFO, co-general manager, and consultant. With his extensive and diverse experience, he is able to fuse his knowledge into a coherent, easy to understand, teaching experience for seminar participants. Glen utilizes real-life situations and experiences in his teaching and will have you laughing while being totally engaged in the point he is teaching. Glen enjoys being able to help casinos solve their problems and realize that his training has made a difference for a gaming establishment.
Glen’s most recent engagement was at Osage Million Dollar Elm Casinos, where he was the acting CFO. Mr. Cornelius, CEO at Osage, states “JOSEPH EVE has provided world class support, guidance, and efficiencies for our gaming operations.” Osage has seven casinos, one travel plaza, and a central services department.
Glen has extensive experience in training on subjects such as NIGC Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS), Title 31, and accounting for all transactions of money through the casino.
Ehren RichardsonInternet Gaming and Marketing Consultant
Ehren Richardson, is an Internet Gaming and Marketing Consultant at JOSEPH EVE responsible for helping tribes effectively engage customers online. He has provided gaming technology and consulting to Commercial Casinos, Internet Gaming Operators, Casino Equipment Manufacturers, Video Game Publishers, Casual Game Aggregators and Marketing Companies for fourteen years. Ehren introduced the first browser-based casino and poker software in the 90′s that helped grow some of the biggest brands in Internet Gaming today. He partnered with SEGA Gaming to introduce the first virtual horse-racing device for casinos that offered 3-8 player terminals. He helped launch the online gaming website of the “Degree Poker Championship” a nationally televised poker tournament in Canada (sponsored by Degree Deodorant) which generated over 20,000 entrants online each season. Ehren has helped companies launch Facebook apps and Mobile apps for several topics including Climate Change, Fantasy Sports and TV shows.
Ehren is an active member of the International Internet Marketing Association and the Vancouver Enterprise Forum. He is also a Native Hawaiian currently tracing his ancestry and is involved in the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.
Kathy Arata-Ward, CPA, CFE, is a manager at JOSEPH EVE with over 10 years experience conducting audits of tribal governments, casinos, cities and non-profit entities. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, Kathy has been the lead auditor on many fraud engagements for JOSEPH EVE clients. Her expertise in fraud detection and prevention has become a passion for her, and she loves teaching others about the fascinating world of fraud and how to protect their assets from its reach. Since fraud is such a widespread problem, she knows from her numerous fraud investigations how important it is to address the issue.
Kathy teaches that you can’t find fraud if you don’t know how to commit fraud. Since fraud is a sensitive subject, audience members generally don’t participate in discussion during fraud training seminars, but she finds ways to make them fun with a lot of storytelling. Kathy is President of the Big Sky Chapter of Fraud Examiners, and she is working on a masters degree in the Management of Fraud from Utica College in New York.
Anthony LittlewhirlwindAuditor/Grant Management Compliance Specialist
Anthony Littlewhirlwind, is an Auditor and Grant Management Compliance Specialist with JOSEPH EVE. He joined the firm in 2001 after seven years as a grant accountant and Tribal Council Treasurer with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana. His area of expertise is auditing OMB federal grant compliance requirements and internal controls over federal awards.
Phillip Collins, CPA, CFE is a Senior Accountant and has been with JOSEPH EVE for 4 years. He has been the in-charge for several governmental, casino, and other governmental enterprise audit jobs. He has also done consulting/internal audit work for both Casinos and Tribal Governments, which includes both governmental compliance and NIGC Minimum Internal Controls Standards (MICS) internal audits.
Phillip’s passions include researching accounting and auditing standards, data mining, and discussing internal control issues with his clients. Some of his recent favorite topics to research have included capital asset impairments and component units. Phillip enjoys using IDEA©, which is the data mining software that the firm uses. With the software, he can take general ledger detail for any of his clients, put it in a usable data format, and perform several data tests quickly and efficiently that allows him to spend more time auditing the riskier areas. He also enjoys creating simple macros and pivot tables using Excel© to perform various auditing and other business functions. He also enjoys discussing and writing about breaking-down organizational processes into the various internal control aspects and coming up with different options for his clients to consider.
Phillip graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters of Accountancy and a dual bachelors degree in accounting and finance. Phillip has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2007 and a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2008. Phillip is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Utah Association of CPAs, and Association of Fraud Examiners.