Detecting and Preventing Asset Misappropriation and Financial Statement Fraud: 2-day In-person Seminar

By: Robert K Minniti, President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC
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Course Description:

This highly interactive two day seminar on fraud detection and prevention will:

  • Review fraud schemes used to commit financial statement fraud and misappropriate assets from organizations.
  • Discuss fraud schemes committed by employees, customers, vendors, management, and outsiders.
  • Review various internal controls that can help prevent and detect these types of fraud.
  • Explain the procedures for performing a risk assessment for fraud .
  • Present case studies of specific frauds that cover how the fraud occurred, how the fraud was discovered, and what could have been done to prevent the fraud from occurring.

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Asset misappropriation schemes
  • Financial statement fraud schemes
  • Internal controls designed to prevent fraud
  • Internal controls designed to detect fraud
  • Occupational fraud
  • Customer fraud
  • Vendor fraud
  • Fraud prevention
  • Fraud investigations
  • Fraud risk assessment

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this course on fraud detection and prevention, participants will be able to:

  • Review the concept of fraud and how it affects an organization.
  • Examine various asset misappropriation schemes.
  • Analyze various financial statement fraud schemes.
  • Evaluate internal controls that can prevent fraud.
  • Assess the effectiveness of internal controls designed to detect fraud.
  • Develop an internal risk assessment for fraud.
  • Discuss what should be done when fraud is suspected.

Who Will Benefit:

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates organizations lose approximately 5% of their revenue to occupational fraud and abuse on an annual basis for a global loss of 3.7 trillion dollars. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, in its 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, indicated that organizations that have managers and employees attend regular training on fraud are less likely to be victims of fraud and will suffer fewer losses than organizations that do not provide fraud training. The industries that are most likely to be victimized by fraud are Banking, Financial Services, Governmental Entities, Manufacturing, Health Care, Education, Retail Businesses and Not-For-Profit Organizations. Anyone working in an accounting department or who is responsible for accounting transactions within an organization would learn how to identify various types of fraud. This includes personnel from accounting, sales, receiving, shipping, and management overseeing these activities. Following personnel will benefit from this seminar:

  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Internal Auditors
  • External Auditors
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Controllers
  • Accounting Managers

Course Outline

Day One (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
Registration Process: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Session Start Time: 9:00 AM

How Fraud Affects an Organization

Asset Misappropriation Schemes

  • Cash Schemes
    • Larceny
    • Skimming
    • Lapping
    • Refund Schemes
    • Write-Off Schemes
    • Sales Fraud
    • Receivables Fraud
  • Fraudulent Disbursements
    • Billing Schemes
    • Payroll Schemes
    • Expense Reimbursement Schemes
    • Check Tampering
    • Register Disbursement Frauds
  • Non-Cash Schemes
    • Misuse of assets
    • Larceny
    • Inventory Frauds
    • Fixed Asset Frauds
Day Two (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Financial Statement Frauds

  • Financial Statement Manipulation
  • Misrepresentation of Financial Statements
  • Intentional Misapplication of GAAP

Developing a Fraud Risk Assessment

Designing Internal Controls to Prevent Fraud

Designing Internal Controls to Detect Fraud

What to do When Fraud Occurs

Meet Your Instructor

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Robert K Minniti
President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC

Robert K Minniti (Bob) is the President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, and Chartered Global Management Accountant. Bob is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in business administration at Walden University. Bob received his MBA degree and Graduate Certificate in Accounting from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Bob is a professor teaching graduate level courses in accounting, fraud examination, fraud criminology, ethics, forensic accounting, external audit, internal audit, tax, and real estate finance at DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and the University of Phoenix. He has designed graduate and undergraduate courses for Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and Anthem College. He is a writer and public speaker. He has experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations, financial audits, internal audits, compliance audits, real estate valuations, business valuations, real estate financing, internal control development, business continuation planning, risk management, financial forecasting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work. Bob is an instructor teaching continuing professional education classes for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Bob served on the American Board of Forensic Accounting for 5 years the final two years as Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Board of the American College of Forensic Examiners for two years.

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