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Monday, November 30, 2020 Webcast

Assessing the Risk of Fraud In a Financial Statement Audit (E2011523)

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Registration: 8:30 AM EST

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8.0 CPE Credits in AA

OVERVIEW

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners says that there is fraud lurking in all businesses including not for profit organizations. It often goes undetected for years and when uncovered, management and the board may question why the auditor did not identify it. The auditor’s responsibility in a financial statement audit is to assess risk and perform sufficient procedures to obtain reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from material misstatement due to fraud or error. However, failure to perform an adequate fraud risk assessment and report deficiencies in internal control, such as lack of segregation of duties can leave a firm vulnerable. This course will discuss the audit procedures that should be performed in accordance AU-240 as recently amended, best practices in performing fraud risk assessment procedures, when and how to report control deficiencies noted in an audit and the most frequent types of fraud found in small to mid-size entities along with internal controls that could be implemented to help prevent and detect them. We will take a look at various cyber fraud schemes and how they might be prevented/detected, at the use of analytics as fraud risk procedures, and at assessing the risk of fraud in a Single Audit. This course features case studies.

This course features a live instructor and has been specifically designed for the NJCPA.

DESIGNED FOR

CPAs in either public or private practice with accounting, financial reporting, or attest responsibilities.

BENEFITS

  • Understand the drivers of fraud risk in a financial statement audit
  • Conduct procedures required by professional literature to assess the risk of fraud
  • Develop discussion points to review with management and those charged with governance
  • Identify the main types of fraud that occur in small to mid-size companies and develop internal controls to be responsive to those risks
  • Evaluate fraud case examples and identify how fraud occurred and how it could have been prevented or detected

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fraud landscape in the United States
  • Fraud risk procedures as updated by recently issued standards
  • Most likely fraud types found in small to midsize entities
  • Internal controls to prevent and detect fraud
  • What to do when fraud or suspected fraud is identified
  • Case studies based on recent frauds
  • Cyber fraud schemes and how to prevent/detect them
  • Analytics that can be used as fraud risk procedures
  • Assessing the risk of grant fraud in a Single Audit 

COURSE LEVEL

Basic

PREREQUISITES

None

ADVANCE PREPARATION

None

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Course materials are distributed electronically. To access the materials visit My Events. Download to your laptop or tablet prior to the seminar, handouts are added as received.

INSTRUCTOR

William Eskin

William I. Eskin, CPA

AICPA/Professional Development Institute

William (Bill) I. Eskin, CPA, is very active in the accounting, auditing, tax, and fraud investigation fields in general, and the construction and real estate industries in particular, where he may be best known for identifying and proving CPA malpractice. Recently, he has had three books published: “Construction Contractors-Real World Guide to Accounting and Auditing”, Real Estate-Real World Guide to Accounting and Auditing” and “Real Estate Tax Boot Camp”. Previously, Bill had been the Director of Financial Analysis and Investigation for the world’s largest surety group. His professional experience also includes more than 12 years of experience working for various CPA firms where he specialized in construction, real estate, litigation support, and other services. He has been a Discussion Leader for various organizations where he led numerous courses, presentations, and webinars. Bill has been awarded the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award every year for the past 10 years. He has also been a featured speaker at the AICPA National Construction Conference and various state CPA annual conferences.

PRICING

$289.00 - Member

$389.00 - Non Member

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