• Post-Conference Sessions

    Thursday, June 19-Friday, June 20
    8:30 a.m.-4:50 p.m.
    CPE Credit: 16

    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.

    Auditing/Investigating Fraud Seminar

    Allen F. Brown, CFE, CPA
    Assistant Legislative Auditor, Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office

    Leah Lane, CFE
    Global Investigations Manager, Texas Instruments, Inc.



     

    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


    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
    Course Outline

    Building a Culture of Fraud Prevention and Detection

    Jonathan Turner, CFE, CII
    Senior Director, Global Compliance Investigations, Wright Medical Technology

    It almost goes without saying that to build an anti-fraud culture in an organization one needs to start at the very top. The very term “tone-at-the-top” describes an environment where ethics and organizational behavior is defined and, in the best of circumstances, observed to be emulated. Embedding an anti-fraud culture starts with the awareness that fraud can happen anywhere. Fraud myopia, all too observable in many organizations, leaves these entities prone to ignoring the red flags and other indicators that fraud may be occurring. To culturally prevent and detect fraud, an organization’s awareness and deterrence programs must be incorporated at every level. But prevention is just the beginning and it must be coupled with a program which analyses the organization and provides a means for detection. This too must become cultural for it to work. Hotlines, controls, audits, risk assessments and management all play a critical role in this cultural sea change.

    This Post-Conference session will address the issues in showing how any organization can become subject to a fraudster, but every organization can develop a protective cultural layer which will help both keep fraud at bay and alert management when it is suspected.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Develop and implement an anti-fraud policy
    • Identify the elements of a strong ethical corporate culture 
    • Promote fraud awareness to employees at all levels of the organization
    • Respond to the red flags of fraud


    Course Level: Intermediate
    Prerequisite: Familiarity with common fraud schemes and risks
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
    Course Outline

    Professional Interviewing Skills

    Don Rabon, CFE
    President, Successful Interviewing Techniques

    Are people lying to you? Do you know for sure? When do actions speak louder than words? Fraudsters, clients, customers, colleagues and even your own employees may each be hiding something from you. This two-day, interactive course will teach you how to be more effective in asking direct and follow-up questions, while evaluating both verbal and non-verbal responses, so you can detect lies and uncover the truth during interviews.

    Auditors, law enforcement officers, human resources professionals and many others have benefited from this course. By learning the fundamental interviewing techniques presented by our expert instructors, you will learn how to get more information from subjects and how to detect deception and read body language during interviews.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Plan and schedule interviews
    • Comply with legal issues that affect interviews
    • Identify different types of interview questions for individual personality styles
    • Detect deception and create strategies to gain quality information 
    • Obtain confessions and signed statements
    • Define the aspects of an admission-seeking interview


    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Field of Study: Communications
    Course Outline