Webcast: Practical Guide to Accounting Fraud (CAPGAFA316)
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When: 05/16/2016
10:30 AM until 2:00 PM
Where: Webcast
United States
Presenter: Arthur L. Berkowitz

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Acronym CAPGAFA216
CPE 4 hours
Vendor CalCPA
Accounting & Auditing
Level Intermediate

Some knowledge of internal controls and auditing procedures.

Adv Prep None
Who should attend

Accountants in industry, education and public practice.

Course Fees

Member $120
CPA Non-Member $188

The Member rate applies to LCPA members, reciprocal state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.


This course is specifically designed to assist CPAs in industry, education and public practice in identifying where fraud will most likely occur and put attendees in the position of the one perpetrating the fraud. When it comes to fraud, you'll be asked, "What would you do?" and "How would you avoid being caught?" We'll also look at the huge disconnect between the expectations and reality of what's truly effective in detecting and preventing fraud.

Materials are provided as an ebook.


  • Identify major fraud risks.
  • Improve fraud detection skills.
  • Determine how to differentiate between small- and large-company fraud risks.
  • Recognize prevention versus detection and the related costs and benefits.


  • How people commit fraud.
  • How to detect and prevent fraud.

Meet the Speaker

Art Berkowitz, CPA is a resource for continuing professional education. He develops webcasts and self-study courses for accountants and financial professionals. He also conducts customized accounting, ethics, and fraud seminars and workshops across the nation for CPA firms, associations, and corporations.

Art is also a noted author. He has written for numerous professional publications, including a weekly online column for The Wall Street Journal and a book on the Enron debacle. Art’s book on Enron provides a perspective on the scandal that is missing in the day-to-day news accounts. It describes the underlying ethical issues that became pervasive in the auditing, financial reporting, and investment analysis fields and the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed solutions.

Prior to opening his own practice in 1987, Art was a partner in a 23-member local accounting firm in Miami, Florida. He had previously spent six years with Coopers & Lybrand and Laventhol & Horwath.

Much of his interest in ethics stem from the three years Art served as a public member of the State Bar Grievance Committee and the four years he worked for Laventhol & Horwath, the largest CPA firm ever to file for bankruptcy protection due to unethical behavior.