Tom Noce is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in accounting. Mr. Noce began his career with a large local accounting firm in New Jersey, where he concentrated in auditing and accounting for non-profit organizations and government related agencies. In 1985, he joined a Palm Springs firm where he was a shareholder from 1995 to 2003. In 2003, Mr. Noce opened his own practice in Palm Springs. His professional experience includes a variety of clients, including tribal entities, hotels, real estate, construction, homeowners associations, country clubs, non-profit organizations and others. His current practice emphasis focuses on tax and accounting issues related primarily to the real estate and hospitality industries. He also performs special engagements dealing with internal controls and fraud prevention and detection. Mr. Noce has authored and taught a number of courses for the CalCPA Education Foundation and chaired the Foundation’s first two Fraud Conferences, as well as two Audit and Accounting Conferences. In 2004 and 2010 he received the Foundation’s Award for Instructor Excellence. Currently, Mr. Noce presents six courses for the Foundation in the areas of Fraud, Audit and Accounting Standards and Risk-Based Auditing.