Sunday, June 15 from 1:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.CPE Credit: 4Pre-Conference workshops are a great way to kick-start your ACFE Global Fraud Conference experience and will give you the tools to gain the professional edge you need. These four-hour sessions provide a higher level of instruction and more practical skill development than a typical Main Conference session. Make plans to arrive early and take advantage of one of these timely offerings.
Cynthia Hetherington, CFEPresident, Hetherington Group
Tweetdeck, Tweettunnel, Statigram. New resources to use in your online investigations are continually becoming available as the Internet evolves. This insider’s guide to social network investigations will explore the latest search tools to help you stay up-to-date. The Pre-Conference session will expand on the items you can search for and discuss the items that simply don't work. You will leave with a list of new search resources, along with an understanding of where they are going, and how they can improve your investigation.
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Course Level: IntermediatePrerequisite: An understanding of Internet search methodologies and resourcesField of Study: Computer ScienceCourse Outline
Mark NigriniProfessor, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University
Learn techniques for detecting fraud, errors and biases in corporate data in an enlightening Pre-Conference session with Mark Nigrini, author of Forensic Analytics. This Pre-Conference session will provide tests that will give you a high-level overview of your data, followed by tests to drill down and expose small clusters of irregularities. The discussions will include recent innovations with respect to Benford’s Law such as the summation test, the second-order test, and the My Law test. The workshop will also review new developments such as the use of correlation and time-series analysis to detect outliers as a part of a continuous monitoring program. The techniques will include the risk scoring of forensic units (such as customers, employees, or vendors) to objectively quantify the risk of fraud or error.
During this workshop, you will learn from two examples of real frauds and the analytics tests that would have detected the frauds before many millions of dollars were lost over several years. You will also explore any topics currently in the news where analytics might have played a role in uncovering the irregularities.
Course Level: IntermediatePrerequisite: Experience with importing data into Access, ACL, Excel, or IDEA; some experience with data analysis routines such as calculated fields, sorting and filteringField of Study: AuditingCourse Outline
Bruce Dubinsky, CFE, CPA, CVA, CFFManaging Director, Duff and Phelps, LLC
Expert support in fraud examinations is a growing field. As more fraudsters are caught and brought to justice, litigation becomes necessary to illustrate what happened or to recoup fraud losses. Learn to navigate the civil litigation minefield for expert CFEs and prepare for your day in court. This Pre-Conference session will share real-world experience from ACFE Regent Bruce Dubinsky, who has testified numerous times as an expert in the fraud examination field, including testifying in the “Madoff 5” criminal trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York as the fraud examiner for the United States Department of Justice.
Course Level: IntermediatePrerequisite: An understanding of the legal elements of a fraud investigationField of Study: Business LawCourse Outline