Fraud’s Greatest Hits!

3 Credits: Accounting


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Fraud’s Greatest Hits!

Course Level
CPE Credits

3 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

Fraud in financial statements is a perennial concern for professionals in accounting and finance, posing risks that can have far-reaching implications for businesses and their stakeholders. The challenge lies in recognizing the subtle signs of fraud and implementing effective detection strategies. This CPE webcast course, led by Jeff, tackles these issues head-on by examining the top ten accounting fraud cases in history. Through these real-world examples, participants gain critical insights into the nature of fraud, its characteristics, and the red flags to watch for. Jeff’s unique approach combines authoritative and guidance aspects related to fraud, enhancing awareness and honing skills necessary for fraud detection. The online CPE course is infused with humor, including song parodies for each case, making the learning experience engaging and memorable. This course is an essential tool for anyone seeking to bolster their ability to detect and prevent fraud in financial statements.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the top ten accounting fraud cases
  • Identify the nature of fraud and its three characteristics
  • Apply the provisions for fraud risk assessment in an audit
  • Identify examples of fraud
  • Describe the traits of a white collar criminal
  • Describe techniques to detect fraud
  • Identify the principles of the COSO Fraud Risk Management Guide
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
December 12, 2023


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: Yes
Qualifies for CA Fraud Credits: 3

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Meet The Experts

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Jeff Sailor, CPA, received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he joined the auditing staff at Peat Marwick in Jacksonville, Florida, where he worked on a large number of national accounts. Jeff has managed his own accounting firm in Ocala, Florida, since 1984. During that time, he has also developed unique auditing approaches and auditing software. Since 1992, Jeff has been teaching accounting and auditing courses he developed to combat traditional “boring CPE.” Using a variety of creative teaching methods sprinkled with humorous video spoofs, Jeff is able to combine his in-depth accounting insights …