Fraud Detection & Investigation for Internal Auditors

Fraud Detection & Investigation for Internal Auditors
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - Friday, August 26, 2016, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
HEB Cypress Towers (1222 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212)

Organizations lose millions of dollars each year to dishonest and fraudulent activity. Auditors and accountants are being asked to increase effectiveness in fraud detection and investigation. This leading edge seminar explores common myths about fraud and provides proven approaches to create an environment hostile to fraud. Fraud Detection & Investigation for Internal Auditors includes techniques for building fraud detection into routine audits, the do’s and don’ts of investigations and a step-by-step approach to prevent fraud.

Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
  • Avoid the dangers associated with responding to suspected wrongdoing.
  • Define and communicate detection expectations for auditors and management.
  • Apply audit standards to current practices.
  • Build fraud detection into routine audit activity.
  • Use data mining to detect fraud and error.
  • Understand the impact information technology has on fraud and controls.
  • Identify and prove fraud and corruption in purchasing and contracting.
  • Define the organization’s investigative response.
  • Conduct an investigation including proving suspected wrongdoing.
  • Use practical approaches to help prevent fraud.
Topics addressed include:
  • Basic fraud concepts
  • Dangers related to fraud and how to avoid them
  • Lessons from audit standards
  • Selling management on a practical fraud policy and what the policy should include
  • Why internal controls break down and what to do about it
  • Why auditors don't detect fraud
  • The Five Step Approach to Fraud Detection
  • Case examples of exposures and symptoms of fraud
  • A practical approach to behavioral indicators of fraud
  • Data analysis techniques for fraud detection
  • Fraud-related suggestions for purchasing and contracting
  • The elements required for a complete investigation
  • How to develop and use a workable investigative checklist
  • How to prove kickbacks
  • A four step approach for fraud prevention

All participants are eligible to receive up to 16 Continuing Education Credits (CPE’s) to fulfill professional accreditation requirements. Field of Study: Auditing. Course Level: Basic. Group-live, no prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

Courtenay Thompson & Associates is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

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