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Course Description

Organizations of all kinds and sizes are increasingly threatened by fraud. Embezzlement, kickbacks, check fraud, financial statement fraud and vendor billing schemes are just a few of the countless economic crimes committed by employees and outsiders.

This training session will provide auditors and other financial professionals with a strong foundation of practical knowledge about how common frauds are committed using a combination of lecture, exercise and group breakout sessions.

We will discuss:

  • Who commits fraud
  • Why employees commit fraud
  • How to detect the red flags of common schemes
  • Essential fraud detection tools and techniques
  • Software tools for auditing for fraud
  • Best practices for developing and implementing anti-fraud controls

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fraud problem
  • Identify the red flags of fraud
  • How to detect and investigate fraud
  • Building an anti-fraud control environment

Course Outline

The Fraud Problem

  • Introduction
    • Statistical overview of the fraud problem
    • External versus Internal Fraud
    • Who commits fraud Why employees commit fraud (The Fraud Triangle)
    • Lessons from fraudsters
  • Common Types of External and Internal Fraud Today
    • External Fraud
    • Internal Fraud

Red Flags of Fraud

  • Conducting a Fraud Risk Assessment and Recognizing the Red Flags of Internal Fraud
    • The Fraud Risk Mitigation Cycle
    • Implementing an organization-wide system for detecting, preventing and investigating fraud

Fraud Detection and Investigation

  • Fraud Detection
    • How Frauds Are Most Often Detected
    • Additional General Detection Methods
    • Data Mining/Analytics for fraud detection
    • Examples of Fraud Audit Techniques at Work
  • Basic Fraud Investigation Techniques
    • Forensic Accounting Investigation
    • Forensic accounting/auditing techniques: Data Mining and Analytics
    • Gathering and preserving evidence
    • Securing a crime scene
    • Interviewing/interrogating suspects
    • Documenting findings

Anti-Fraud Controls

  • Internal Controls and Other Fraud Prevention Measures:
    • Who Should Manage Anti Fraud Activities
    • Internal Controls: Do’s and Don’t’s
    • Best Practices in Anti-Fraud Controls
    • General controls: Segregation of duties, delegation of authority, background investigation
    • Specific operations-level controls major fraud categories

Additional Information

Who Should Attend
  • Internal and external audit professionals
  • Internal control professionals
  • Finance and accounting management
  • Compliance professionals
  • Loss prevention and risk specialists
  • Security professionals
  • Fraud examiners
  • Procurement and payables specialists
Learning Level



Group-Live & Group Internet-Based



Advanced Preparation


Recommended Prerequisites

Basic accounting concepts.

Session Duration

Online: Four 3-hour sessions

On Site: 2 days

CPE Credits: 16