Who Commits the Fraud?-How is it Done?-Why Do They Do It?-What Can We Do to Prevent It?
Registration Fee – $49
February 23, 2021 – 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon PST (2.0 CPE)
Advance Preparation: None
Designed for: CPA’s, controllers, accounting, and financial professionals
Field of Study: Fraud /Accounting and Auditing
For decades, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has been estimating the amount that entities lose to fraud on an annual basis. In their “Report to the Nations – 2020 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse” estimates that entities lose roughly 5% of their revenues to fraud, comparable to findings in earlier years. Despite endless studies on why and how it occurs, the creation of systems o controls to prevent it, and the development of internal reports to detect it, fraud continues to be a problem.
While many agree that it is a problem that will probably never be solved, there are approaches that may be more effective at mitigating it. This course looks at the profiles of the various types of fraud perpetrators, how it is committed, and the conditions under which it is likely to be successful.
This knowledge enables those responsible for the prevention or detection of fraud to establish different types of controls that will be more effective for different types of perpetrators, develop processes that make committing fraud more difficult, and modify the environment to avoid conditions that contribute to the success of fraudulent acts.
Any solution will involve the development of internal control activities, but it must be understood that conventional controls are rarely effective at fraud prevention. This course will identify the characteristics of controls that are more likely to be effective and provide examples of unconventional controls that have proven to be effective.
Objectives expected to be accomplished include:
- Understand who commits fraud and how it is committed
- Learn to identify the conditions under which fraud is more likely to occur successfully
- Recall the components of the COSO model of internal control and how they interact to prevent and detect fraud
- Establish a method for identifying vulnerabilities to fraud and finding the types of fraud preventive techniques that may be effective
- Who commits fraud
- How is it done. The nature and characteristics of fraud
- An overview of internal control using the COSO model
- Characteristics that make internal controls more effective for preventing fraud
- Examples of unconventional controls effective at preventing fraud
- Prevention and detection
Mark Dauberman, Bio
Mark provides CPE and technical staff training for CPA firms, private industry, state CPA societies, and government organizations. His topics include accounting, SSARS, ethics, fraud, internal and external auditing, internal control development (COSO), entrepreneurship, and developing a business plan. Mark is in the process of initiating a new entity, The Internal Control Institute, which will be offering CPE and staff training related to internal controls, and in conjunction with professors from Claremont Graduate University, will be providing internal control consulting.
Mark is also an expert witness in the defense of CPAs in cases involving primarily ethics, fraud, and compliance with standards in the performance of professional services.
Mark also provides consulting services to CPA firms with an A & A practice that do not have an expert on GAAP or requirements of Professional Standards within the firm. He addresses such matters as conformity with GAAP, adequacy of disclosures, compliance with professional standards, risk assessment, development and performance of audit and review processes, engagement documentation, compilation and preparation engagements, ethics and independence requirements, assessing and enhancing internal controls for the firm and clients, preparation for peer review, and staff training and CPE. He also provides consulting services related to client management and marketing.
Mark’s public accounting experience includes working with Kenneth Leventhal & Company and more recently, he was a partner at NSBN, a Beverly Hills CPA and business consulting firm. Mark’s industry experience includes serving as assistant controller of a large trucking and warehousing firm along with controller and Vice President of Finance and Administration for major real estate development companies. Mark also spent nearly 30 years as an entrepreneur, operating a company that prepared individuals for the CPA exam nationwide.
Mark has been involved in accounting education at CSU Northridge, CSU San Bernardino, Loyola Marymount University, and UCLA. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from CSU Northridge. He obtained his Executive MBA at the Peter Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, where he previously had been a student of Dr. Drucker’s. He also obtained an Internal Control Certificate from COSO. Until recently, he authored “Knowledge-Based Preparation, Compilation, and Review Engagements” for CCH and updated their checklists for SSARS engagements. He also served as Senior Editor for Roger CPA Review.
Mark Currently provides CPE and technical staff training for CPA firms, private industry employers of accountants, and government organizations on topics that include accounting, compilation, and review, fraud, internal and external auditing, developing internal controls, strategic planning, and practice management. He is also the Senior Editor for Roger CPA Review Course and author’s CCH’s “Knowledge-Based Compilations and Reviews”.
Mark’s public accounting experience includes working with various local firms throughout high school and college, and employment with Kenneth Leventhal & Company. More recently, he was a partner at NSBN, a Beverly Hills CPA and business consulting firm, where he served as director of the audit practice and was responsible for recruiting, training, business development, quality control, and strategic planning for the firm. Mark’s industry experience includes serving as assistant controller of a large trucking and warehousing firm. He has been both a controller and the Vice President of Finance and Administration for major real estate development companies. Mark also spent nearly 30 years as an entrepreneur, operating a business that prepared individuals for the CPA exam.
Mark taught his first university accounting class in 1969 and has been involved in accounting education since most recently as a visiting lecturer at California State University at San Bernardino.
Mark obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University at Northridge. He obtained his Executive MBA at the Peter Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, where he previously had been a student of Dr. Drucker’s.