- NY Credits : 2.0
- TX Credits : 2.0
The accounting profession, for the most part, has been allowed to operate in a self-regulated environment. A significant part of that self-regulation is that the accounting profession is responsible for establishing the accounting standards by which financial statements are to be prepared and the audit and other attest standards that the CPAs follow in providing assurance on those financial statements. It should come as no surprise to anyone that confidence in corporate America has been shaken by a series of accounting scandals, which has led to an enhanced focus on preventing or detecting and correcting fraud that could lead to a material misstatement in financial statements. This program will focus on misappropriations of cash and assets. It will discuss the basic types of misappropriation schemes as well as review various fraudulent disbursement schemes and theft schemes. It will explain how assets are misused and ways to detect the misuse.
This basic level course is most beneficial to professionals new to this topic who may be at the staff or entry level in organization but also for a seasoned professional with limited exposure to this topic.
Upon successful completion of this course, the user should be able to:
recognize the key concepts and definition of fraud,
recognizes various fraud schemes against an organization, and
recognizes the auditor's responsibility concerning fraud in a financial statement audit.