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Fraud Risk in Valuation Ethics

Financial Forensics

 Fraud Risk in Valuation Ethics
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hours
Fields of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Item Number: 13PFF0917
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Price: $110.00
Program Description

It is important for valuators to understand limitations because they create risk. This webinar will discuss how limitations present while conducting a valuation create risks. It will discuss how to avoid net opinion and the significance of reasonable care. It will also discuss the importance of considering conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest can lead to fraud, and it is important for organizations to know how to avoid them. The webinar will conclude by discussing what can motivate people to become embroiled in unethical behavior.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- List the types of frauds committed in the workplace
- Discuss the importance of professional skepticism
- Describe how people can behave irrationally and their motivation
- Create more effective controls to reduce fraud
- Identify how conflicts of interest can lead to fraud and how to avoid conflicts of interest
- List their own biases that can cause conflicts of interest
- Discuss the motivations of people who become embroiled in white-collar crime or unethical behavior

Who Should Attend

CPAs, attorneys, valuators, analysts, and auditors


Joseph Petrucelli, CPA, CFF, FCPA, CVA, MAFF, PSA, CFE
Mr. Joseph Petrucelli is the author of Detecting Fraud in Organizations: Techniques, Tools, and Resources, published by Wiley, February 2013.

Since 2008, Mr. Petrucelli has been an adjunct professor at the College of Staten Island. He has taught and continues to teach undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Federal Income Taxation, and Cost Accounting. Mr. Petrucelli also developed, and is currently teaching, a graduate-level course on Forensic Accounting.

Mr. Petrucelli is the managing partner of PP&D Accounting Services, Inc., a New Jersey Corporation established in 2001. Mr. Petrucelli's duties include managing a full-time professional accounting staff that provides various services, including (but not limited to) matrimonial litigation, labor dispute resolution and union arbitration, contract dispute resolution, shareholder dispute, mortgage resolution, asset recovery, estate taxation, estate planning, business and individual tax preparation litigation support, auditing, financial statement preparation, assistance with corporate and individual financing, guardianships, business valuation, and troubled individual and company financial workout accounting.

Clientele include local unions, lawyers, matrimonial clientele, residential and commercial developers, property management companies, construction companies (both residential and commercial), title insurance companies, assorted types of contractors, fuel oil companies, mortgage bankers, hotels and restaurants, real estate agents, video gaming enterprises, insurance companies, import and exports, and other retail and wholesale clients.

With regard to his accounting and forensic practices, Mr. Petrucelli has testified in civil court proceedings, participated in arbitrations and mediations, and prepared various reports with regard to assorted frauds, real estate and mortgage valuations, business valuations, estates, guardianships, contract disputes, audits (including forensic audits), construction cost analyses, and IRS tax resolutions.

He participates in numerous evaluations of municipal budgets and financial statements, reviews union labor contracts and calculations, prepares economic damage analyses, assists in the preparation of pension actuary analyses, and deals in workout-related matters pertaining to failing businesses or non-performing loans. Mr. Petrucelli personally reviews and prepares an economic analysis with regard to the State of New Jersey's budget, when retained for union negotiations and various cities and counties bargaining units throughout the State of New Jersey.

Walt Pavlo, MBA
Mr. Walt Pavlo is a contributor to where he writes about white-collar crime. He is the co-author of Stolen Without A Gun, which he co-wrote with Neil Weinberg (Editor-in-Chief at American Banker). Mr. Pavlo's story has been a part of training programs at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, major corporations, and top-ranked MBA programs across the country. He is also an on-air contributor on the topic of white-collar crime for CNBC and FOX Business.

Mr. Pavlo is the founder of, which is a website dedicated to providing information on current white-collar crime cases with the purpose of educating people on the major cases in our court system. His program is integrated into a number of leading universities as a supplement to teaching forensic accounting, auditing, law, and ethics. Mr. Pavlo is a nationally recognized speaker on white-collar crime, and he gave a keynote address at the annual conference of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has also given presentations to key focus groups such as the Center for Audit Quality. He has also been a contributing panel member on numerous programs for the American Institute of CPAs and the Institute of Internal Auditors. Mr. Pavlo specializes in helping corporate leaders and their people understand how fraud starts within an organization by providing insight into the motivations of perpetrators and the opportunities they see when they commit crimes within a company.

Mr. Pavlo was recruited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to lead training and discussions on financial fraud in the corporate environment in order to create awareness that fraud can exist in any workplace. His case has been cited in numerous textbooks and periodicals as a classic story of how a lack of proper mentoring and support within an organization can lead to poor decisions. His story has been featured on ABC Nightline, The Katie Couric Show, and the NBC Today Show.