Detecting and Preventing Internal and External Fraud: One Day In-Person Seminar

By: Peter Goldmann, MSc, CFE, Owner, White-Collar Crime 101 LLC
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“Detecting and Preventing Internal and External Fraud” – This course is approved by NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy). Seminar attendees are eligible for 18 CPE credits upon completion of training.

Course Description:

Organizations of all kinds and sizes are increasingly threatened by fraud. Embezzlement, kickbacks, check fraud, financial statement fraud and vendor billing schemes are just a few of the countless economic crimes committed by employees and outsiders.

This two day interactive in-person seminar will provide auditors and other financial professionals with a strong foundation of practical knowledge about how common frauds are committed using a combination of lecture, exercise and group breakout sessions.

Learning Objective:

Upon completing this program, participants will be able to

  • Define and describe the main types of fraud threatening their organization
  • Understand the motives driving most forms of internal fraud
  • Be able to recognize the Red Flags of the main types of fraud that they are likeliest to encounter
  • Be able to take appropriate action to report actual or suspicious conduct to the proper officials within the organization or via a third-party confidential hotline.

Who will Benefit:

  • Internal and external audit professionals
  • Internal control professionals
  • Finance and accounting management
  • Compliance professionals
  • Loss prevention and risk specialists
  • Security professionals
  • Fraud examiners
  • Procurement/purchasing and Payables Specialists

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Course Objective:

Key goals of the conference will include learning:

  • Common and uncommon internal and external fraud schemes threatening organizations today.
  • Who commits internal and external (and collusive) fraud.
  • Why employees commit fraud.
  • How to detect the red flags of common schemes.
  • Essential fraud detection tools and techniques.
  • Software tools for auditing for fraud.
  • Best practices for developing and implementing anti-fraud controls.

Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live


We are registered with and adhere to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education programs of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. Our registration number is 109066. Please check with the governing body of your license and state for specific CPE requirements. Grievances may be forwarded to the company at Ph: 650 620 3961; email: Grievances may also be forwarded to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors-NASBA, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, 615-880-4200,, e-mail

Course Outline

Day One (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
  • Introduction
    • Fraud: The Big Picture--Key Statistics and Why We Must ALL be Concerned about Fraud at Your Organization
    • The “Human Element” of Fraud” Why People Steal (Fraud Triangle, Greed, Technology, etc.)
  • External Fraud (1 Hour)
    • Common Types of Fraud by Outsiders (with case studies)
    • Detecting The Red Flags of External Fraud
    • Controls Against External Fraud—An Introduction
    • Q& A
  • Break (15 minutes)
  • PART TWO: INTERNAL FRAUD (3.5 hours)
    • Introduction to Internal Fraud Who Commits Fraud (Fraud Triangle & Case study)
    • Employee-Level Fraud versus Management/Executive-Level Fraud
    • Common Types of Employee Level Fraud (with case studies)
    • Types of Management/Executive-Level Fraud
    • The Changing Role of Internal Auditors and other Business Units in Fraud Detection/Prevention
    • Detecting the Red Flags of Internal Fraud at all levels
    • Anti-Fraud Controls—An Introduction
  • Lunch Break (45 minutes)
    • Customized Training Objectives
      • Supporting the Company’s Culture of Honesty and Ethics
      • Setting Tone at the Top
      • Maintaining Positive Work Environment
      • Detecting and Preventing Ethical/Fraudulent Conduct Early to Avoid Financial and Reputational Damage
  • Q&A (30 minutes)
  • Meet Your Instructor

    Peter Goldmann
    Peter Goldmann
    MSc, CFE, Owner, White-Collar Crime 101 LLC

    Peter Goldman has 25 years of experience as a business journalist and trainer, having launched, edited and published numerous business trade periodicals covering small business, international trade, management strategy, banking and personal finance. Mr. Goldman is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as well as an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the High-Tech Crime Investigation Association and the IOFM Controller Certification Advisory Board. He is a regular columnist for the ACFE’s newsletter, The Fraud Examiner and is a frequent contributor to other leading industry publications on anti-fraud topics. He has appeared on Fox Business News, The Wall Street Journal This Morning, The New York Times and Internal Auditor magazine.

    He is president of White-Collar Crime 101 LLC, the publisher of White-Collar Crime Fighter, a widely read monthly newsletter for internal auditors, controllers, corporate counsel, financial operations managers and fraud investigators. He is the author of Fraud in the Markets: Why it Happens and How to Fight It, published by John Wiley & Sons, as well as four other anti-fraud books. He also developed FraudAware, a leading fraud awareness training program.

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    “This was a very good, productive and interactive seminar. All topics were very interesting. It was my first experience with GRC Seminars and they did a great job.”
    - Data Administrator, The Vanguard Group

    “Mr. Goldmann did a very good job of covering the areas as advertised. He had a good mix of examples as well. Fraud risk assessment topic was highly valuable as I am interested in a more formal approach to doing assessments.”
    - Vice President of Asset Protection, Best Buy Co., Inc.

    “Mr. Goldmann was very knowledgeable on the fraud subject and it was good to hear "war stories" from other delegates. GRC Seminars website was very useful. It is very easy to access information from their website.”
    - Territorial Auditor, The Salvation Army

    “Speaker Peter Goldmann was very good and this seminar covered good topics with valuable information.”
    - Chief Accounting Officer, Jekyll Island Authority

    “Mr. Goldmann was very informative and he was encouraging all participants' involvement during the discussions. Seminar was well coordinated by GRC Seminars.”
    - Assistant Audit Secretary, The Salvation Army

    “Seminar was well presented and Peter Goldmann was extremely knowledgeable in all areas discussed. All topics were highly valuable. It was a well- organized event.”
    - Branch Manager, Central Square Bank

    “It was a great refresher course. Seminar was organized in a wonderful manner by GRC Seminars.”
    - Branch Manager

    “Speaker was very knowledgeable. Topics "A/P and A/R frauds" and "Red flags of fraud" were extremely useful.”
    - Accountant, Jekyll Island Authority

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