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  • Monday, June 24 | 10:15-11:30 AM


    CPE Credit: 1.5

    Level: Advanced

    Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of financial ratios, experience with professional auditing

    Field of Study: Auditing

    There is much discussion around the topics of analytics, artificial intelligence and emerging technologies for fraud detection, and with good reason. However, it is also important to understand how to use financial and nonfinancial ratios for fraud detection and prevention. This session will focus on the application of multi-variable, mixed source and traditional financial ratios to identify both existing fraud schemes and the pressures that could lead to fraud risk. It will also discuss strategies for applying ratio analysis to fraud prevention efforts.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Apply ratio analysis to identify risks of financial statement fraud, corruption and asset misappropriation schemes
    • Strategically implement ratios into the audit process to identify fraud risks
    • Assess the challenges of applying ratios to fraud detection and how to overcome these challenges
    Jeremy Clopton, CFE, CPA, ACDA, CIDA

    Director, Upstream Academy

    Jeremy Clopton, Director at Upstream Academy, gained his real-world experience from his work with one of the top accounting and consulting firms in the country, where he led the firm-wide Big Data and Analytics and Digital Forensics practices. During his 12 years there, Clopton gained extensive experience in data analytics, fraud prevention and business intelligence, but his real passion was going beyond providing the services clients asked for — to help them determine what they needed for future success. Before he was recruited by Upstream, Clopton launched his own consulting company focused on developing more successful cultures by asking better (more strategic) questions. He created the SQ Method, a framework designed to help firms overcome challenges and more successfully adopt new technology, analyze and utilize data, encourage innovation, and drive employee engagement. A dynamic and insightful presenter, Clopton speaks both in the U.S. and abroad at industry events and is a faculty member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. His dedication to not just meeting, but exceeding, client expectations makes him a favorite for participants.

  • Jeremy Clopton, CFE, CPA, ACDA, CIDA

    Director, Upstream Academy

    Jeremy Clopton, Director at Upstream Academy, gained his real-world experience from his work with one of the top accounting and consulting firms in the country, where he led the firm-wide Big Data and Analytics and Digital Forensics practices. During his 12 years there, Clopton gained extensive experience in data analytics, fraud prevention and business intelligence, but his real passion was going beyond providing the services clients asked for — to help them determine what they needed for future success. Before he was recruited by Upstream, Clopton launched his own consulting company focused on developing more successful cultures by asking better (more strategic) questions. He created the SQ Method, a framework designed to help firms overcome challenges and more successfully adopt new technology, analyze and utilize data, encourage innovation, and drive employee engagement. A dynamic and insightful presenter, Clopton speaks both in the U.S. and abroad at industry events and is a faculty member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. His dedication to not just meeting, but exceeding, client expectations makes him a favorite for participants.

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