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  • Post-Conference Sessions

    Earn additional CPE credits with a two-day seminar immediately following the Main Conference. These in-depth sessions offer another chance to continue building your fraud-fighting skills in specific areas. Post-Conference sessions will take place Thursday, June 27 - Friday, June 28.

    Auditing/Investigating Fraud Seminar
    Tracing & Recovering Fraud Losses
    Uncovering Fraud with Financial and Ratio Analysis

    Auditing/Investigating Fraud Seminar

    23rd - Hubbs Ryan Hubbs, CFE, CIA, CCSA, PHR
    Forensic Audit Manager
    Halliburton
      
    24th-Sizemore Alton Sizemore Jr., CFE, CPA
    Director of Investigations
    Forensic/Strategic Solutions, PC Fraud & Forensic Accountants 

    The Auditing/Investigating Fraud Seminar is structured as a series of general lecture and specific breakout sessions developed to get the respective disciplines up to speed in fraud examination. Once a fraud is detected or predication established, the next step is the careful planning and execution of the investigation. Not all frauds are created equal and knowing what to do, what skill sets to bring to bear and how to conduct the process from the beginning to ensure a successful conclusion to a fraud examination is not always learned on the job. Develop and sharpen your existing skills and techniques necessary for effective fraud detection and investigation. Learn the anti-fraud concepts necessary for auditors and investigators, as well as tips, techniques and perspectives on a variety of industry-specific issues.

    You Will Learn How To: 

    • Obtain information from public records
    • Identify the direct responsibilities of Accounting and Auditing for detecting and deterring fraud
    • Review the various asset misappropriation and corruption schemes auditors may encounter
    • Use analytical techniques as they relate to fraud examination
    • Understand the components of occupational fraud and abuse
    • Conduct interviews including steps in the admission-seeking interview
    • Use of the Internet as an investigative tool during fraud examinations
    • Act in accordance with legal issues which may impact investigators directly
    • Prepare reports on a fraud examination

    CPE Credit: 16
    Course Level: Intermediate
    Prerequisite: None
    Course Outline

    Tracing and Recovering Fraud Losses

    24th-Christopher J. Aaron Christopher, CFE, CPA
    Assistant Dean
    California Baptist University

    A conviction or civil judgment in a fraud case is victory, but where does it leave the victim? Recovery of fraud losses is a critical final step to resolving the examination — and one that is often complex due to fraud’s inherently clandestine nature. Fraud examiners must be prepared to deal with the strategic, organizational, investigative and legal challenges faced when tracing and recovering the hidden proceeds of fraud. From tax filings to Facebook, there is a wealth of tools that anti-fraud professionals can use for tracing illicit funds and recovering hidden assets. This Post-Conference session provides an overview of the resources, legal considerations and techniques in preparing for and conducting an asset recovery examination.

    You Will Learn How To: 

    • Play an important role in recovery as a fraud examiner
    • Structure an asset recovery examination
    • Leverage online resources and social media sites to find people and assets
    • Use financial records and data analytics to locate hidden assets
    • Comply with legal aspects and considerations faced in this line of work
    • Recover fraud losses from third-parties
    • Locate and seize assets internationally 

    CPE Credit: 16
    Course Level: Overview
    Prerequisite: None
    Course Outline

    Uncovering Fraud with Financial and Ratio Analysis

     23rd - Zack Gerry Zack, CFE, CPA, CIA, CCEP 
    President
    Zack, P.C.

    Anomalies in an organization’s financial reports can be an indicator that fraudulent activity is occurring — if you know what to look for. Digging deep into the financial statements offers an advanced method of detecting fraud by uncovering relationships that don’t make sense and highlighting red flags of potential manipulation.

    Learn how to use in-depth financial and ratio analysis to spot the warning signs of fraud in your organization. This Post-Conference session will provide you with an overview of numerous types of analyses that can be used to identify embezzlement, corruption schemes and fraudulent financial reporting. Practical problems and real case examples discussed throughout the two days will illustrate many of the principles and techniques are that presented.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Design financial analyses aimed at detecting fraud
    • Recognize financial anomalies, including duplicate transactions and Benford’s Law
    • Use complex multiple ratios such as the Beneish M-score
    • Formulate targeted ratios using non-financial data with financial data
    • Perform risk assessment to determine which ratios are of the greatest importance to monitor
    • Select and implement tools to monitor and calculate ratios

    CPE Credit: 16
    Course Level: Advanced
    Prerequisite: A solid understanding of the creation of and relationships between an organization's financial statements and records
    Course Outline

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