Webcast: Fraud: Recent Findings, Red Flags and Corruption Schemes (WBFRAU215)
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When: 07/14/2015
12:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Where: Webcast
United States
Presenter: Glenn L. Helms, Ph.D., CPA, CISA, CIA, CFF, CITP

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Registration Fees
Members $149
Non-Members $199

CPE: 4 hours
Level: Intermediate
Vendor: AICPA
Category: Accounting & Auditing
Prerequisites: Experience in accounting and reporting
Advanced prep: None

Who should attend: Business owners, managers, supervisors, employees, accountants and auditors

How are fraud schemes perpetrated? Who does it? How much is stolen? What controls can be installed to prevent and detect these schemes? These and other questions are answered by a review of landmark fraud studies - including those conducted by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), large CPA firms, and others. A list of the Top Ten Fraud Schemes, based upon these studies, is provided. Fraud red flags for non-traditional schemes are addressed. The categories of non-traditional fraud schemes include corruption, Ponzi, and Asset Flip schemes. These non-traditional fraud schemes are not usually addressed in traditional accounting fraud courses. However, numerous entities have incurred significant financial losses as a result of these schemes and issues concerning these schemes need to be addressed to prevent financial losses. These schemes methodologies, related red flags and internal controls to prevent and detect these schemes are addressed in detail. Real-world cases are provided to reinforce concepts.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Recognize red flags associated with non-traditional fraud schemes
• Install preventive and detective controls concerning non-traditional fraud schemes
• Identify the elements of Ponzi, Asset Flip, and corruption schemes
• Relate a particular fraud scheme to specific landmark cases
 • Synthesize the research findings from various fraud studies

Major Topics
• In-depth review of classic and recent non-traditional fraud cases: Charles Ponzi, Bernard Madoff ZeekRewards, , HealthSouth, Apple Computers, Yelp, and others
• Results of recent notable fraud studies
• Conflicts of Interest and other policies
• Distinctions between Ponzi and Pyramid schemes
• Conflicts of interest (purchasing and sales schemes), Bribery (kickbacks and bid rigging), Ponzi, and other schemes • SEC Response to Madoff Ponzi Scheme