Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Don’t miss your chance to hear the 27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference’s top-rated speakers discuss some of the most relevant issues faced by anti-fraud professionals. The Virtual Conference All-Star Series features rebroadcasts of top conference sessions with a live moderator to answer your questions in real time. Register to attend an individual session or choose the series option to earn up to six hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE).

Can’t attend the live broadcast? Sessions will be available as archives for on-demand viewing on your own schedule.

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Members: $249 / Non-Members: $329

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Why Let the Truth Get In the Way: How Our Implicit Biases Affect Investigations

Bret Hood, CFE | Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

On-Demand Archive

CPE Ethics IconSession content eligible for ACFE ethics CPE requirement

Prevention Versus Detection: Who Wins in Reducing Procurement Fraud?

Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI | Co-Founder, Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC

Sheryl Steckler | Co-Founder, Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC

On-Demand Archive

Overcoming the Barriers of Being the Auditor in a Fraud Examination

Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF | Principal, Acuity Forensics

On-Demand Archive

Aligning Data Analytics with COSO's 2016 Guidance on Fraud Risk Management

Vincent M. Walden, CFE, CPA, CITP | Partner, EY, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services

December 13, 2016 | 11 a.m. EST

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Why Let the Truth Get In the Way: How Our Implicit Biases Affect Investigations

Bret Hood, CFE | Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

On-Demand Archive

Members: $79 / Non-Members: $99

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CPE Ethics IconSession content eligible for ACFE ethics CPE requirement

CPE: 1.5 | Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Working knowledge and experience in the audit process and its relationship to fraud examination

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Are you able to maintain an objective point of view when conducting your investigations? If you answered in the affirmative, you have just made yourself even more susceptible to your implicit biases, those subconscious views held about the world and everything in it. Learning how to mitigate the influences of implicit biases will ensure that you remain as objective as possible when conducting investigations and reporting your findings. In this session, you will learn about implicit biases, how they affect investigations and how best to minimize their effects on you.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Explain the effects of implicit bias on investigations
  • Self-assess to determine each participant’s implicit biases
  • Compare and contrast implicit and explicit biases
  • Develop methods to mitigate the impact of implicit biases on investigations
  • Create methods to lessen the chance of obtaining a false confession

Prevention Versus Detection: Who Wins in Reducing Procurement Fraud?

Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI | Co-Founder, Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC

Sheryl Steckler | Co-Founder, Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC

On-Demand Archive

Members: $79 / Non-Members: $99

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CPE: 1.5 | Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: An understanding of the procurement process as it related to obtaining goods and services in an organization

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Procurement fraud and abuse are, by their very nature, a product of human behavior and performed with willful intent. These malicious acts occur by compromising organizational procurement policies, procedures or requirements. Therefore, it is important for an organization to determine its tolerance level and how it will mitigate risks. This session will take you through two opposing techniques to combat procurement fraud and abuse. On one side, you have the Inspector General who is all about internal controls and preventive efforts. On the other side is the agent/investigator who is all about getting the bad guy by using his detection skills on procurement fraud leads. Is one aspect more important than the other when it comes to reducing fraud? Watch this scenario unfold to see for yourself.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the five personality risk profiles of a procurement fraudster
  • Identify the five personality risk profiles of a procurement fraudster
  • Reduce procurement fraud and abuse using recommended internal controls

Overcoming the Barriers of Being the Auditor in a Fraud Examination

Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF | Principal, Acuity Forensics

On-Demand Archive

Members: $79 / Non-Members: $99

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CPE: 1.5 | Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: An understanding of the audit process and its relationship to fraud examination

Field of Study: Auditing

If your job title includes auditor or investigator, you’re likely wearing an invisible scarlet letter A and you don't even know it. As internal and external auditors and investigators, the people you interact with often have information pertinent to your work. However, with auditor or investigator next to your name, you are often perceived as unapproachable. Seek to understand this myth, common behaviors exhibited by auditors and auditees, and learn how simple and easy-to-use rapport-building steps can break through the barrier and increase your audit and interviewing effectiveness.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Avoid common mistakes made by auditors and investigators during onsite work
  • Build rapport to break through barriers
  • Increase your audit and interviewing effectiveness

Aligning Data Analytics with COSO's 2016 Guidance on Fraud Risk Management

Vincent M. Walden, CFE, CPA, CITP | Partner, EY, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services

December 13, 2016 | 11 a.m. EST

Members: $79 / Non-Members: $99

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CPE: 1.5 | Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Familiarity with data analytics, COSO and the components of assessing fraud risks

Field of Study: Auditing

In early 2016, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and the ACFE issued the Fraud Risk Management Guide as a supplement to COSO's Internal Control Integrated Framework (2013 Framework), which included the consideration of fraud risks. A key component set forth in the Fraud Risk Management Guide was the use of forensic data analytics and how it can be applied to assist with fraud risk assessments, prevention and detection as well as investigation and corrective actions. In this session, you will hear from one of the co-authors of this guidance and learn specific data analytics use cases, governance frameworks and analytics techniques that were presented in the COSO guidance.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand the new 2016 COSO/ACFE Fraud Risk Management Guide sections and how data analytics can play a role in each component
  • Use predictive modeling, text analytics and statistical techniques for fraud risk assessment, prevention, detection and investigations
  • Adopt practical governance and methodology frameworks for effective deployment
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