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  • 1. Accounts Payable Fraud - Detecting and Preventing AP FraudThis 90-minute webinar will guide you through the critical steps in ensuring strong controls for theaccounts payable (AP) function and provide practical how to guidance for minimizing yourorganization’s exposure to AP fraudsters.DescriptionWhy Should You Attend:According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, businesses suffer an average of $155,000every time an insider commits fraud. More disturbing: Billing schemes are by far the most commonfraud schemes threatening organizations, making up nearly one-third of the total. Adding to theproblem, check fraud is rising at a rate of 25% per year and criminals are coming up with new high-tech ways of hijacking corporate ACH (Automated Clearing House) accounts.In this 90-minute session, participants will learn how to identify the different varieties of AP-relatedfraud schemes damaging organizations of all kinds, including small businesses and non-profits. Youwill learn to determine how shrewd fraudsters abuse the AP process to embezzle funds for yearsbefore being detected and how to shorten the time before discovery. This training will enable you toquickly recognize the red flags of AP fraud in your operations and financial records and will assist inproviding cost-effective anti-fraud controls to protect against the growing army of fraudsters bothinside and outside your organizations.Learning Objectives:Participants will learn how to Conduct a quick and cost-effective Fraud Risk Assessment for client AP operations. Implement effective AP fraud detection techniques and build audit practices to detect red flags of AP fraud. Implement best-practice Anti-Fraud Control strategies for AP. Advise management on fraud risk mitigation through transaction monitoring, technology/information technology tools and low-cost internal controls. Recommend better anti-fraud management structure (Board of Directors/Executive Management, Line Management, Compliance, General Counsel, etc.)Areas Covered in the Seminar:INTRODUCTION Statistical overview of the fraud problem Who commits fraud Why employees commit fraud (The Fraud Triangle) Lessons from fraudstersCOMMON TYPES OF AP FRAUD TODAY
  • 2. Vendor/billing fraud schemes Check fraud and tampering ACH fraud Fraudulent AP financial reporting Kickbacks/bribery Conflicts of interest P-Card fraudRED FLAGS OF AP FRAUD Conducting a Fraud Risk Assessment and Recognizing the Red Flags of Internal Fraud The Fraud Risk Mitigation Cycle Implementing an organization-wide system for detecting, preventing and investigating fraudFRAUD DETECTION How Frauds Are Most Often Detected Additional General Detection Methods Data Mining/Analytics for fraud detection Examples of Fraud Audit Techniques at WorkANTI-FRAUD CONTROLS FOR AP Internal Controls and Other Fraud Prevention Measures: Who Should Manage Anti Fraud Activities for AP Internal Controls: Dos and Donts General controls: Segregation of Duties, Delegation of Authority, Background Investigation Specific AP Operations-Level Controls.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 personnelInstructor Profile:Peter Goldmann, 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, banking and personal finance. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and amember of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) aswell as an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the High-Tech Crime Investigation
  • 3. Association and the IOFM Controller Certification Advisory Board. He is a regular columnist for theACFE’s newsletter, The Fraud Examiner and is a frequent contributor to other leading industrypublications on anti-fraud topics. He has appeared on Fox Business News, The Wall Street Journal ThisMorning, The New York Times and Internal Auditor magazine. Peter Goldmann is president of White-Collar Crime 101 LLC, the publisher of White-Collar Crime Fighter, a widely read monthly newsletterfor internal auditors, controllers, corporate counsel, financial operations managers and fraudinvestigators. Peter is the author of Fraud in the Markets: Why it Happens and How to Fight It,published by John Wiley & Sons, as well as four other anti-fraud books. Peter also developedFraudAware, a leading fraud awareness training program.<p><b><ahref="http://www.complianceonline.com/ecommerce/control/trainingFocus/~product_id=702441">Accounts Payable Fraud - Detecting and Preventing AP Fraud</a></b></p><p>This 90-minute webinar will guide you through the critical steps in ensuring strong controls for theaccounts payable (AP) function and provide practical how to guidance for minimizing yourorganization’s exposure to AP fraudsters. </p><p><b>Description</b></p><p><b>Why Should You Attend:</b></p><p>According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, businesses suffer an average of $155,000every time an insider commits fraud. More disturbing: Billing schemes are by far the most commonfraud schemes threatening organizations, making up nearly one-third of the total. Adding to theproblem, check fraud is rising at a rate of 25% per year and criminals are coming up with new high-techways of hijacking corporate ACH (Automated Clearing House) accounts.<br /><br />In this 90-minute session, participants will learn how to identify the different varieties of AP-relatedfraud schemes damaging organizations of all kinds, including small businesses and non-profits. You willlearn to determine how shrewd fraudsters abuse the AP process to embezzle funds for years beforebeing detected and how to shorten the time before discovery. This training will enable you to quicklyrecognize the red flags of AP fraud in your operations and financial records and will assist in providingcost-effective anti-fraud controls to protect against the growing army of fraudsters both inside andoutside your organizations.</p>
  • 4. <p><b>Learning Objectives:</b></p><p>Participants will learn how to</p><ul><li>Conduct a quick and cost-effective Fraud Risk Assessment for client AP operations.</li><li>Implement effective AP fraud detection techniques and build audit practices to detect red flags of APfraud.</li><li>Implement best-practice Anti-Fraud Control strategies for AP.</li><li>Advise management on fraud risk mitigation through transaction monitoring,technology/information technology tools and low-cost internal controls.</li><li>Recommend better anti-fraud management structure (Board of Directors/Executive Management,Line Management, Compliance, General Counsel, etc.)</li></ul><p><b>Areas Covered in the Seminar:</b></p><p>INTRODUCTION</p><ul><li>Statistical overview of the fraud problem</li><li>Who commits fraud</li><li>Why employees commit fraud (The Fraud Triangle)</li><li>Lessons from fraudsters</li></ul><p>COMMON TYPES OF AP FRAUD TODAY</p><ul><li>Vendor/billing fraud schemes</li><li>Check fraud and tampering</li><li>ACH fraud</li><li>Fraudulent AP financial reporting</li><li>Kickbacks/bribery</li><li>Conflicts of interest</li><li>P-Card fraud</li></ul><p>RED FLAGS OF AP FRAUD</p><ul><li>Conducting a Fraud Risk Assessment and Recognizing the Red Flags of Internal Fraud</li>
  • 5. <li>The Fraud Risk Mitigation Cycle</li><li>Implementing an organization-wide system for detecting, preventing and investigating fraud</li></ul><p>FRAUD DETECTION</p><ul><li>How Frauds Are Most Often Detected</li><li>Additional General Detection Methods</li><li>Data Mining/Analytics for fraud detection</li><li>Examples of Fraud Audit Techniques at Work</li></ul><p>ANTI-FRAUD CONTROLS FOR AP</p><ul><li>Internal Controls and Other Fraud Prevention Measures:</li><li>Who Should Manage Anti Fraud Activities for AP</li><li>Internal Controls: Dos and Donts</li><li>General controls: Segregation of Duties, Delegation of Authority, Background Investigation</li><li>Specific AP Operations-Level Controls.</li></ul><p><b>Who Will Benefit:</b></p><ul><li>Internal and external audit professionals</li><li>Accounting and audit practitioners</li><li>AP managers</li><li>Senior financial management seeking to reduce their vulnerability to costly frauds</li><li>Procurement and payables specialists</li><li>Compliance and ethics managers</li><li>CFOs/senior financial managers</li><li>Security personnel</li></ul><p><a name="profile"></a><b>Instructor Profile:</b></p><p><b>Peter Goldmann,</b> has 25 years of experience as a business journalist and trainer, havinglaunched, edited and published numerous business trade periodicals covering small business,international trade, management strategy, banking and personal finance. He is a Certified FraudExaminer (CFE) and a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Association of Certified Fraud
  • 6. Examiners (ACFE) as well as an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the High-Tech CrimeInvestigation Association and the IOFM Controller Certification Advisory Board. He is a regular columnistfor the ACFE’s newsletter, The Fraud Examiner and is a frequent contributor to other leading industrypublications on anti-fraud topics. He has appeared on Fox Business News, The Wall Street Journal ThisMorning, The New York Times and Internal Auditor magazine. Peter Goldmann is president of White-Collar Crime 101 LLC, the publisher of White-Collar Crime Fighter, a widely read monthly newsletter forinternal auditors, controllers, corporate counsel, financial operations managers and fraud investigators.Peter is the author of Fraud in the Markets: Why it Happens and How to Fight It, published by JohnWiley & Sons, as well as four other anti-fraud books. Peter also developed FraudAware, a leadingfraud awareness training program.</p>

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