Case Studies in Fraud and Technology Controls

4 Credits: Auditing


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Case Studies in Fraud and Technology Controls

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Auditing

Course Description

In the modern business landscape, fraud remains a pervasive issue, often exacerbated by failures in technology controls. This course offers a practical, case study-driven approach to understanding and combating fraud in the digital age. Focusing on the application of information technology general controls and information technology application controls, the course provides insights into the nature of fraud and the control failures that enable it. Participants will analyze real-world fraud cases to identify specific general control and application control breakdowns. This methodical examination equips attendees with the knowledge to recognize control weaknesses and implement effective strategies to mitigate fraud risk. By learning from these real-life scenarios, you’ll gain the tools and understanding necessary to strengthen your organization’s defense against fraud, particularly in the realm of information technology.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define information technology general controls and information technology application controls and distinguish between the two
  • List examples of critical information technology controls
  • Recognize control failures and weaknesses that can lead to fraud
  • List recommendations for improving internal controls in an organization
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
March 23, 2022

Fundamental understanding of internal controls

Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr. Headshot

Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1994, Mr. Stephens opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. He developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he has authored and presented continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. Mr. Stephens has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for …

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