Fraud Prevention, Detection, and Audit

9 Credits: Auditing


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Fraud Prevention, Detection, and Audit

Course Level
CPE Credits

9 Credits: Auditing

Course Description

In Fraud Prevention, Detection, and Audit, Marshall Romney provides a comprehensive look at every aspect of fraud. You’ll learn how to prevent fraud by understanding how to design procedures that make it more difficult to perpetrate, how to detect fraud by knowing what you’re supposed to be looking for, and how an auditor investigates obtains information relevant to fraud. Throughout the course, you’ll find real-life examples of frauds perpetrated, with details of how schemes worked and how they were uncovered. You’ll also learn about recent, relevant pronouncements related to the responsibilities of the auditor and strategies and theories that will enhance an auditor’s skillset. In the end, you’ll gain a complete understanding of the concept of Fraud Prevention, Detection, and Audit.

Please note that some of the information in this course is also contained in Assessing Fraud Risks: Understanding Common Fraud Schemes.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Chapter 1

  • List the basic elements of fraud and explain how the various types of fraud are carried out.
  • Cite examples of fraudulent practices.

Chapter 2

  • Identify the various types of fraud perpetrators, their characteristics, and their reasons for committing fraud.
  • Cite the benefits of fraud prevention techniques.

Chapter 3

  • Identify the pressures and rationalizations that can lead to fraud.
  • Identify programs to relieve workplace pressures and help prevent the occurrence of fraud.

Chapter 4

  • Identify the opportunities that lead to the occurrence of fraud and the fraud prevention techniques specific to each of those kinds of opportunities.

Chapter 5

  • Identify company vulnerabilities and the various symptoms indicating the presence of fraud in order to detect fraud when it occurs or prevent the occurrence of fraud.

Chapter 6

  • Identify the key elements of a fraud investigation and audit.
  • List the types of evidence gathered in fraud cases.

Chapter 7

  • Determine the auditor’s responsibility with respect to fraud detection and audit.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
February 6, 2023

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: Yes
Qualifies for CA Fraud Credits: 9

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

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Marshall Romney, CPA, PhD, CFE, is the John and Nancy Hardy Professor of Accounting and Information Systems in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU). He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from BYU. Upon graduation, Marshall worked as an auditor with Touche Ross & Co. in Los Angeles. Marshall left public accounting to earn a PhD in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. At Texas, Marshall was twice awarded the Arthur Andersen Accounting Excellence Award and was awarded a dissertation grant from R. D. Irwin. Marshall has published 25 books, including the leading …

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