Detecting and Preventing Internal and External Fraud


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 two day interactive in-person seminar 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.

Event Type:
Feb. 21, 2020
Raleigh , NC , USA

Upon completing this program, participants will be able to

  • Define and describe the main types of fraud threatening their organization
  • Understand the motives driving most forms of internal fraud
  • Be able to recognize the Red Flags of the main types of fraud that they are likeliest to encounter
  • Be able to take appropriate action to report actual or suspicious conduct to the proper officials within the organization or via a third-party confidential hotline.

  • Internal and external audit professionals
  • Internal control professionals
  • Finance and accounting management
  • Compliance professionals
  • Loss prevention and risk specialists
  • Security professionals
  • Fraud examiners
  • Procurement/purchasing and Payables Specialists

Day 01(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
  • Introduction
    • Fraud: The Big Picture--Key Statistics and Why We Must ALL be Concerned about Fraud at Your Organization
    • The “Human Element” of Fraud” Why People Steal (Fraud Triangle, Greed, Technology, etc.)
  • External Fraud (1 Hour)
    • Common Types of Fraud by Outsiders (with case studies)
    • Detecting The Red Flags of External Fraud
    • Controls Against External Fraud—An Introduction
    • Q& A
  • Break (15 minutes)
  • PART TWO: INTERNAL FRAUD (3.5 hours)
    • Introduction to Internal Fraud Who Commits Fraud (Fraud Triangle & Case study)
    • Employee-Level Fraud versus Management/Executive-Level Fraud
    • Common Types of Employee Level Fraud (with case studies)
    • Types of Management/Executive-Level Fraud
    • The Changing Role of Internal Auditors and other Business Units in Fraud Detection/Prevention
    • Detecting the Red Flags of Internal Fraud at all levels
    • Anti-Fraud Controls—An Introduction
  • Lunch Break (45 minutes)
    • Customized Training Objectives
      • Supporting the Company’s Culture of Honesty and Ethics
      • Setting Tone at the Top
      • Maintaining Positive Work Environment
      • Detecting and Preventing Ethical/Fraudulent Conduct Early to Avoid Financial and Reputational Damage
  • Q&A (30 minutes)

Peter Goldman has 25 years of experience as a business journalist and trainer, having launched, edited and published numerous business trade periodicals covering small business, international trade, management strategy, banking and personal finance. Mr. Goldman is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as well as an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the High-Tech Crime Investigation Association and the IOFM Controller Certification Advisory Board. He is a regular columnist for the ACFE’s newsletter, The Fraud Examiner and is a frequent contributor to other leading industry publications on anti-fraud topics. He has appeared on Fox Business News, The Wall Street Journal This Morning, The New York Times and Internal Auditor magazine.

He is president of White-Collar Crime 101 LLC, the publisher of White-Collar Crime Fighter, a widely read monthly newsletter for internal auditors, controllers, corporate counsel, financial operations managers and fraud investigators. He is the author of Fraud in the Markets: Why it Happens and How to Fight It, published by John Wiley & Sons, as well as four other anti-fraud books. He also developed FraudAware, a leading fraud awareness training program.

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