Forensic Auditing: 2-Day Workshop

By: Richard E. Cascarino, MBA, CRMA, CIA, CISM, CFE, Principal, Richard Cascarino Associates
Location :- Washington, DC | Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Friday, August 10, 2018

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Course Description:

With the increasing growth of fraudulent activities within the business world it has become essential that auditors are able to:

  • Examine data and records to detect and trace fraudulent transactions
  • Interview suspects to obtain information and confessions
  • Write investigation reports, advise clients as to their findings and testify at trial
  • Be well-versed in the law as it relates to fraud and fraud investigations
  • Understand the underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud

This workshop is designed for delegates who are seeking to improve their skills in the areas of fraud prevention and investigation including:

  • All business professionals and forensic auditors interested in the field of fraud examination
  • Individuals who may be considering starting a practice focused on fraud deterrence and detection
  • Experienced anti-fraud professionals seeking to complement existing practical experience with the knowledge of a leading anti-fraud professional

Learning Objectives:

This two-day seminar is intended to raise auditors’ abilities within the sphere of forensic auditing through a combination of lecture and case-study

The seminar will cover:

  • Criminology & Ethics
  • Legal Elements of Fraud
  • Fraudulent Financial Transactions
  • Fraud Investigation
  • The steps involved in conducting an internal investigation
  • Investigating by computer
  • Internal and external document collection and analysis
  • Develop interviewing skills
  • Documenting evidence
  • How to testify as a fact witness

Who will Benefit:

  • All business professionals and forensic auditors interested in the field of fraud examination
  • Individuals who may be considering starting a practice focused on fraud deterrence and detection
  • Experienced anti-fraud professionals seeking to complement existing practical experience with the knowledge of a leading anti-fraud professional
  • Auditors
  • Internal Auditors
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Planners
  • Board of directors
  • VP
  • CFO
  • Management
  • Board of Directors
  • External Auditors
  • Accounting
  • Operational and Compliance Professionals
  • Accounting and audit practitioners
  • HR managers
  • Payables specialists
  • Procurement managers
  • Compliance and ethics managers
  • CFOs/senior financial managers
  • Security personnel/fraud investigators and examiners

Course Outline:

Day One (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
  • 8:30 AM - 8:59 AM: Registration, Meet & Greet.
  • Lecture 1: Criminology & Ethics
    • Causes of fraud
    • Prevention of fraud
  • Lecture 2: Legal Elements of Fraud
    • Rules of evidence
    • Key legal rights and privacy issues
    • Testifying
  • Lecture 3: Fraudulent Financial Transactions
    • Internal fraud schemes
    • External fraud schemes
    • Evaluating financial information
    • Using software in fraud examinations
  • Lecture 4: Fraud Investigation
    • Sources of information
    • Internet fraud resources
    • Interviewing prospective witnesses
    • Evaluating deception
    • Report writing
Day One (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
  • Lecture 5: The steps involved in conducting an internal investigation
    • Forms of detection
    • Elements required to establish evidence of theft
    • The power of the investigator
    • Lies, lies and more lies
    • Obtaining confessions
  • Lecture 6: Investigating by computer
    • Fraud opportunities
    • Nature of computer fraud
    • Opportunities in advanced technology
    • Internet fraud
    • Stopping the hackers
  • Lecture 7: Internal and external document collection and analysis
    • The chain of custody
    • Gathering evidence legally
    • The reliability of evidence gathered
  • Lecture 8: Develop interviewing skills
    • Interviewing witnesses
    • Conducting admission seeking interviews
    • Lies, lies and more lies
    • Obtaining confessions
  • Lecture 9: Documenting evidence
    • Relevance of evidence
    • Exclusion of the evidence
  • Lecture 10: How to testify as a fact witness
    • The auditor in court

Meet Your Instructor

Richard Cascarino
Richard Cascarino
Principal, Richard Cascarino Associates

Richard Cascarino, is the Principal of Richard Cascarino & Associates, a highly successful audit training and consultancy company based in Colorado and Johannesburg. He is a regular speaker at National and International conferences and has presented courses throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. Richard is a Past President of the Institute of Internal Auditors in South Africa and also a member of ISACA and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Richard was a member of the Audit Committee of the Department of Public Enterprises in South Africa and chairman of the Audit Committee of Gauteng cluster 2 (Premier's office, Shared Services and Health). He is the author of the "Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing" and the newly released “Corporate Fraud and Internal Control: A Framework for Prevention” both published by Wiley Publishing which is also used by universities worldwide.

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August 9-10, 2018
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