Our focus is to reduce the overall risk of fraud. To that end, focus on what factors contribute to turning honest employees into fraudsters. The discussion will include integrity and ethics, as well as how people may react in certain situations.
CPAs in public practice and industry who wish to educate clients or colleagues on how to better prevent fraud from occurring at the source - would-be fraudsters. In addition, those who need discussion of controls used by fraud victim organizations and how to better implement and augment them.
- Understand the prevalence of fraud
- Realize how organizations may cause fraud without realizing it
- Comprehend the cost of fraud
- See how the new COSO Framework for Internal Control focuses on fraud
- Understand the importance of the environment
- Recognize potential tipoffs to fraudulent behavior
- Comprehend information that indicates how some people respond differently to certain factors
- Understand that there are many layers in fraud defense
- Fraud’s cost – ACFE’s Report to the Nations; Ancillary costs
- Current economy – Microeconomics; Analyses
- COSO’s Internal Control Framework – Principle #1 – Integrity/Ethics; Principle #8 – Fraud Risk Assessment Errors & Irregularities – Does the auditor determine if fraud occurs?
- Power of morale – Shrink the fraud triangle; Motivation
- Deviant workplace behavior
- Historic schemes
- Why good folks go bad – What studies indicate; Five interesting findings; Red flags
- Combating fraud with controls
- Fraud prevention checklists
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Carl F. Shultz, CPA, M.B.A., CGMA
Surgent Professional Education
Carl Shultz is an MBA, CPA, and CGMA. He has extensive experience serving as a financial executive with Fortune 500 companies and “Big Four” public accounting firms; consulting for small-to-large companies and individuals; and leading a range of accounting and financial functions. Carl has played a key role in building new companies and key financial functions to improve net income, install controls, audit functions, and manage large complex projects to successful, timely completion on or under budget. Currently, Carl provides financial and tax preparation and planning to individuals and small businesses. He is also Managing Director of CFS Consulting, LTD, which provides financial, internal control, and administrative consulting services. He is an adjunct professor of accounting at Rider University and Philadelphia University. Carl has also lectured at professional seminars and to groups on financial accounting and tax matters. He has published in such professional journals as Taxation for Accountants, Taxation for Lawyers, and Controller’s Quarterly. Carl is a graduate of La Salle University with a degree in Accounting, and has also earned an MBA degree from Drexel University in Finance and Accounting. Carl is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as an officer in the U.S. Army.