Detecting and Preventing Accounts Payable Fraud

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    Speaker: Peter Goldmann


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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50200
    Level: Beginner

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OVERVIEW

Employee fraud has become the major source of internal misconduct. Such fraud can cause serious and lasting financial losses and reputational damage to organizations. Employees are increasingly committing crimes such as embezzlement, check fraud, falsification of financial statements, and improper vendor collusion. Furthermore, Internet and technology have given workers new ways to misappropriate assets.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to identify potential perpetrators in your organization, detect signs of fraud, and create robust controls that will eliminate opportunities for fraud.

AREAS COVERED

Using case studies, the course will cover topics such as:

  • Statistical illustration of the growing fraud threat
  • Most common forms of employee fraud 
  • Why employees commit fraud
  • How to identify the all-important red flags of fraud
  • How to use critical tools and techniques for fraud detection
  • How to apply software tools to audit and detect fraud
  • How to develop and implement best practice anti-fraud controls

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Accounts Payable (AP) is the one business function that, in many organizations, is more vulnerable to fraud than any other. That is because all funds that flow out of the organization must first pass through AP. And over time, dishonest insiders and vendors have created newer and craftier methods of stealing from organizations by exploiting control weaknesses in the AP function. It is thus necessary to determine if proper controls are already in place to prevent such crimes from occurring. From there, internal audit plans must be adjusted to include tests and methodologies for identifying the red flags of possible AP fraud. This enables management to initiate the further examination of suspicious findings and ultimately to apprehend offenders and remediate control weaknesses.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

  • Internal and External Audit Professionals
  • Accounting and Audit Practitioners
  • AP Managers
  • Senior financial management seeking to reduce their vulnerability to costly frauds 
  • Procurement and Payables Specialists
  • Compliance and Ethics Managers
  • CFOs/Senior Financial Managers
  • Security Personnel

SPEAKER

Years of Experience: 25+ years

Areas of Expertise: Risk Assessment, and Fraud Prevention and Investigation

Peter Goldmann is President of FraudAware LLC,the publisher of White-Collar Crime Fighter, a widely read bi-monthly newsletter for internal auditors, controllers, corporate counsel, financial operations managers and investigators. The newsletter is in its 15th year of publication under Peter’s leadership.

Peter is the author of Fraud in the Markets: Why it Happens and How to Fight It, published by John Wiley &Sons. The book is an in-depth account of the role that fraud played in bringing about the financial crisis of 2008. 

Peter is also the author of four other anti-fraud books covering accounts payable fraud, accounts receivable fraud, as well as two workbooks on fraud and cyber-risk and control, also published by Wiley.

Peter also developed FraudAware, the leading fraud and cyber-crime awareness training program. A user-friendly learning tool, FraudAware uses seminar, Webinar and E-Learning formats to train employees and managers at all levels in how to detect, prevent and report incidents of fraud, information theft and other forms of financial and electronic suspicious conduct.

FraudAware courses, which are customized for individual corporate, non-profit and government agency clients, reinforces organizations’ whistleblowing programs by enabling employees to detect illegal activity that can then be reported to supervisors or managers or by using the organization’s confidential hotline in accordance with established policy.

In addition, Peter has conducted numerous on-site fraud and cyber-crime detection and prevention workshops for internal auditors, attorneys, HR executives and compliance officers at Fortune 500 companies including Siemens Corp., Marriott International, Sony Denny’s Corp,as well as large not-for-profit organizations. He has also been a guest lecturer for college accounting and auditing courses.

Peter 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, cyber-crime (Cyber-Crime Fighter) banking and personal finance. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

He has been a columnist for the ACFE’s newsletter, The Fraud Examiner and is a frequent contributor to other leading industry publications on anti-fraud and cyber-crime topics. He has appeared on Fox Business News, The Wall Street Journal This Morning, The New York Times and Internal Auditor magazine.

Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s from the London School of Economics.

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