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Detecting Occupational Fraud

 Detecting Occupational Fraud
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Previous training or research on subject matter being taught for MAFF credential criteria.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Three (3) Hours
Fields of Study: Auditing
Item Number: 17PFF0206B
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $140.00
Fraud is pervasive, ever-present, and evolving, but so are the solutions to curb and prevent it. Recognizing the changes that are occurring in the world of fraud and knowing how to effectively analyze and apply that knowledge can make or break a fraud risk management program.

These Fraud Risk Management Webinars offer a comprehensive understanding of fraud risk management, from identification of an organization’s fraud risk to provision of practical tools to address them. The solutions offered are applicable to entities of any size and structure, from small privately owned companies to multi-national publicly held organizations, as well as not-for-profit and governmental/regulatory enterprises. Through these Webinars, individuals will develop an in-depth understanding of an organization’s risk of financial loss and insight to practical solutions that will enable their organizations to manage these risks effectively and according to their risk appetites.

These Webinars provide a review of the current business environment, where fraud risk and profit opportunities collide. It provides a look into on- and off-book fraud schemes, including signs and symptoms of potential fraudulent events requiring a response, and an additional look at the controls that can be implemented to mitigate some of these risks. The Webinars provide individuals with hands-on application of fraud risk assessment methodologies and techniques.

Program Description

Fraud in today’s business and regulatory environment
Research and statistics on occupational fraud
Professional standards for accountants performing work related to fraud
Classification of internal fraud schemes
Discussion of common occupational fraud schemes and how they are carried out, detected, and prevented
Characteristics of the perpetrators of internal fraud
Structural and behavioral red flags of fraud
Data mining to search for fraud

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Recognize the importance of fraud risk management in light of current fraud risks and the regulatory landscapes
- Differentiate between fraud risk management, internal audit, and forensic accounting
- Summarize the three classifications of fraud schemes and identify specific occupational fraud schemes
- Define what fraud risk is
- List benefits of managing fraud by engaging an entire organization
- Discuss fraud schemes and the environments where they breed and proliferate
- Develop fraud detection and deterrence techniques, including identifying and assessing fraud risk at work
- Evaluate the resident fraud risk using a comprehensive fraud risk methodology
- Develop tools to enable the organization to mitigate, share, or accept the fraud risks identified
- Identify situations and conditions where fraud risk is present and needs to be managed
- Evaluate existing internal controls and make relevant recommendations for value-added improvements
- Differentiate roles and responsibilities for fraud deterrence and investigation among the board of directors, independent auditors, management, and consultants

Who Should Attend

Those who wish to protect their business or their clients’ businesses from existing or potential fraud


Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF
Ms. Tracy Coenen is a forensic accountant and fraud investigator with Sequence, Inc., in Milwaukee and Chicago, investigating embezzlement, financial statement fraud, securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, divorce, white-collar criminal defense, insurance fraud, and civil litigation matters. Her credentials include an honors bachelor of arts in criminology and law studies and a master of business administration, both from Marquette University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is Certified in Financial Forensics.

Ms. Coenen has written more than 100 articles on fraud and forensic accounting, and is the author of three books including Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets, Expert Fraud Investigation: A Step-by-Step Guide, and Essentials of Corporate Fraud. She is also the lead author for the AICPA’s publication The CPA’s Handbook of Fraud and Commercial Crime Prevention.