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Monday, October 23, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center Cranbury - South Brunswick390 Forsgate Drive, Exit 8A,
Jamesburg, NJ 08831

CPE Credits

  • 4.00 CPE Credits in AA
  • 4.00 CPE Credits in PE


  • $299.00 - Member
  • $399.00 - Non Member

Course Developer

MORNING SESSION: Years after some of the biggest scandals of all time (e.g., Enron, Waste Management, WorldCom), fraud continues to pose a significant threat to organizations of ALL sizes. From stealing petty cash to pulling off elaborate embezzlement and accounting schemes, companies need to enhance their defenses against this never-ending threat. This program focuses on the basics of how fraud is perpetrated by both employee and those outside the company. AFTERNOON SESSION: The latest updated NJ statutes and regulations along with the re-codified and amended AICPA Code of Professional Conduct will be discussed with a practical approach to how this will impact both the CPA in public practice and industry. Added emphasis will be put on the most recent NJ regulations and AICPA interpretations.

Designed For

Practitioners in industry and in public practice.


Participants will be able to:
  • Identify creative accounting practices used to deceive financial statement users
  • Identify those risk characteristics normally associated with fraudulent financial reporting
  • Identify independence issues
  • Understand recent changes to the AICPA Code of Conduct
  • Comply with other ethics requirements such as confidentiality, client records, commissions and contingent fees, etc.


  • Types of fraud
  • Fraud schemes
  • Important red flags
  • Preventing fraud
  • Basic fraud detection tools and techniques AFTERNOON SESSION:
  • Issues impacting attest services, including independence issues
  • Issues impacting non-attest practices and engagements
  • Issues impacting CPAs in industry
  • NJ State Laws applying to licensed accountants and firms.
  • Prerequisites

    Basic knowledge of professional ethics rules and regulations.

    Advance Preparation


    Additional Notes

    Note: Due to the regulatory nature of the ethics requirement, you must attend the afternoon Professional Ethics session for the full 200 minutes. Late arrivals and early departures are not permitted.

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    Kenneth Heaslip

    Kenneth A. Heaslip, CPA, CGMA
    Director of Operations
    Loscalzo Associates, Ltd.

    Kenneth Heaslip, MS, MBA, CPA, CGMA, licensed as a CPA in New Jersey, is a discussion leader and Content Specialist Instructor for Loscalzo Associates Ltd., a division of SmartPros, a Kaplan company. Kenn has extensive experience teaching all levels of accounting, auditing, and other practice-related areas. He has served as Vice President and Trustee of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, Secretary of their Scholarship Fund, President of the Essex Chapter, and chair of several task forces. He is an active member of many society committees in accounting and auditing, taxation, and student programs, as well as past chair of the Educators Committee. Kenn currently serves on the NJCPA Professional Conduct Committee. He is a Director at Leaf, Miele, Manganelli, Fortunato & Engel LLP, a regional CPA firm in New Jersey and New York City. Kenn has been a Professor of Accounting at Bloomfield College and Kean University, as well as an Executive in Residence at Seton Hall University, where he was the students’ choice as Educator of the Year two years in a row. He taught in the Executive MBA program at Rutgers University and has been with Becker CPA Review since 1983, serving as National Director for several years. As National Director, he was lead editor of course content and oversaw the hiring and training of 350 instructors on staff. Kenn has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia. Kenn earned his BA from Rutgers University and has an MS in taxation and MBA in finance from Seton Hall University.

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