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June 24th Dinner Meeting: SKEPTICISM: THE PRIMARY WEAPON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD

OVERVIEW Boards and management must take care to exercise a skeptical approach to financial reports and supporting information.  It is not just auditors who must be concerned with maintaining appropriate professional skepticism. This point was stressed during a roundtable convened by the Anti-Fraud Collaboration, which comprises the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), Financial Executives International (FEI), […]

May 26th Dinner Meeting: The Cybercrime Game – How Are You Playing?

OVERVIEW We live in a world where conversations are held and relationships are built using social media.  We share our thoughts, life experiences, dreams and other personal information with our “friends” using this platform.   In the past several months, our media was dominated by highly publicized breaches.  The Cybercrime game has just begun.   The extent, […]

March 31st Dinner Meeting: RISK MANAGEMENT AND FRAUD

OVERVIEW Trust but verify. While these words were frequently used by Ronald Reagan, I think they also apply to how your organizations deal with Fraud. In my experience, I am often faced with organizations that have experienced a fraud and question how that could have happened, as they have good fraud controls. When pressed it […]

January 27th Dinner Meeting: Understanding Fraud Through Real-Life Investigations

OVERVIEW Fraud can occur in any organization, big or small. During this session, the presenter will use a recent fraud investigation to provide an understanding of how the various fraudulent activities were detected and investigated. Proactive measures that might have assisted in preventing the fraud or in detecting the fraud sooner will be discussed. The […]