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Monday, September 19, 2022 Live Webcast

Assessing the Risk of Fraud In a Financial Statement Audit (E2209063)

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

Registration: 8:30 AM EDT

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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

INSTRUCTOR

Thomas Newell

Thomas E. Newell, CPA

AICPA/Professional Development Institute

Thomas E. Newell, Jr., CPA Newell and Newell, P.C. / Columbus, Georgia Thomas E. Newell, Jr. (Tom) is a shareholder in the firm of Newell & Newell, P.C., which is located in Columbus, GA. Tom started the firm with his wife, Silvia Newell, CPA in 1986. Prior to that, his public accounting experience included both local firms and international firms. Tom has performed hundreds of peer reviews and has been involved with the peer review program since 1989. Tom served on the Georgia Society (GSCPA) peer review committees from 1989 to 1993. In 1993, he was selected to be one of the technical reviewers for the Georgia Society Peer Review Program and served for nine years. During his time as technical reviewer, Tom worked with the GSCPA to move the peer review committee from in-person to online meetings. Tom has also served several years on the accounting and auditing committee at the Georgia Society. Tom has been a presenter at conferences and CPE courses for over 30 years. He has been a frequent presenter for the Georgia Society of CPAs at the Southeastern Accounting Show, Tax Forum (A&A topics), and the Accounting Institute. Tom is also a discussion leader for various continuing education courses on A&A topics for other state societies. He has made presentations at Fortune 500 companies and several government agencies on accounting and auditing, internal controls, and cybersecurity. As a presenter, Tom has been described as a dynamic speaker who is able to take a boring topic (accounting and auditing) and make it interesting. He was awarded the Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award in 2015, 2016, and 2018, as a result of these skills. Tom was recognized in 2018 by the AICPA as an Outstanding Facilitator for his consistently high evaluations of knowledge and presentation skills. As the world of presentations has been changing, Tom has been a champion of moving to virtual presentations. He was involved in the early years of simulcasting by various state CPA societies, as well as the recording of video and audio self-study courses. Tom is now prepared for the next wave of change toward the totally virtual classroom that simulates a true live classroom experience. Tom graduated cum laude from Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, GA in 1980.

PRICING

$289.00 - Member

$439.00 - Nonmember

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