2014 ACFE CANADIAN

FRAUD CONFERENCE

September 7-10   |  Toronto

Conference Schedule

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Cynthia Hetherington, CFE

President
Hetherington Group

Incorporating the New Social Media in Fraud Examinations

Cynthia Hetherington, CFE

Incorporating the New Social Media in Fraud Examinations

Tweetdeck, Tweettunnel, Statigram. New resources to use in your online investigations are continually becoming available as the Internet evolves. This insider’s guide to social network investigations will explore the latest search tools to help you stay up-to-date. The Pre-Conference session will expand on the items you can search for and discuss the items that simply don't work. You will leave with a list of new search resources, along with an understanding of where they are going, and how they can improve your investigation.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Locate the social media profiles of your target
  • Connect the various accounts together
  • Understand the value of online posts and learn how to vet them

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of Internet search methodologies and resources
Field of Study: Computer Science

8:30-9:50 a.m.
8:30-9:50 a.m.

Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA

Vice-President and Program Director
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

2014 ACFE Report to the Nations

Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA

2014 ACFE Report to the Nations

The 2014 Report to the Nations, the latest ACFE global study on occupational fraud and abuse, is based on nearly 1,500 actual fraud cases as reported by Certified Fraud Examiners around the globe who investigated them. This analysis of those cases provides valuable insight on how fraud is committed and detected and how organizations in all regions and industries can reduce fraud risk and vulnerability.

9:50-10:10 a.m.

Networking Break

10:10-11:30 a.m.
10:10-11:30 a.m.

Rosanne Walters, CFE, CPA, CBV

Senior Manager
BDO Canada LLP

Michael Galambos

Senior Associate Counsel
Wiebe Douvelos Wittmann LLP

2A Civil Search Warrants: How They Are Used in Fraud Cases

Rosanne Walters, CFE, CPA, CBV

Michael Galambos

2A Civil Search Warrants: How They Are Used in Fraud Cases

The Anton Piller Order, which provides the right to search premises and seize evidence without prior warning, can be very helpful in fraud cases where the respondent may destroy relevant documents before a lawsuit can be brought before the Court. This session will discuss how the order is used in fraud cases in Canada, including the success and failure of some recent cases. This session will also discuss how these orders are becoming more common place, especially in the electronic age when evidence can be easily destroyed.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Meet the criteria needed to obtain the Order
  • Become involved in providing evidence to the Court to assist in obtaining the Order
  • Understand the mechanics of the order

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

10:10-11:30 a.m.

Derek Knights, CFE, CISSP, CPP, PCI

Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives
TD Bank

2B Blended Fraud Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

Derek Knights, CFE, CISSP, CPP, PCI

2B Blended Fraud Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

Most fraud risk assessments look at a process and determine if existing controls are adequate for its vulnerabilities but do not generally address threats. Threat analysis is something that organizations must build into their day-to-day business, including fraud risks, because new threat vectors develop every day. Which existing protections will still work? Which risks have become "antibiotic-resistant"? This session blends the two processes to produce a well-rounded analysis of an organization's risks. It discusses identifying and evaluating threats, and determining probability -- because, when threats evolve, a threat AND vulnerability process can best determine which risks have been materially altered.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify threats and assess if your organization might be a target
  • Apply this knowledge to the ACFE Fraud Risk Assessment process
  • Justify costs related to control measures

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

10:10-11:30 a.m.

Ken Derakhshan, CFE

Sergeant, Team Commander
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

2C The Role of Criminal Organizations in Global Fraud

Ken Derakhshan, CFE

2C The Role of Criminal Organizations in Global Fraud

With the exception of minor frauds, a significant percentage of fraudulent schemes are orchestrated by criminal organizations. Using a Canadian case study involving a $200 million dollar fraud against investors and the Government of Canada, this session will explore the role of non-traditional organized crime in major frauds.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand fraud in the 21st century
  • Recognize types of frauds and why it pays to commit fraud
  • Define the role of fraud in the context of non-traditional organized crime

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

10:10-11:30 a.m.

Matthew Latella

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

2D Mareva Injunctions and Anton Piller Orders

Matthew Latella

2D Mareva Injunctions and Anton Piller Orders: Ethical Issues Arising Out of Extraordinary Fraud Relief

The Mareva Injunction and the Anton Piller Order are strong tools for asset recovery. With that great strength comes great responsibility, particularly for the counsel seeking and executing on the relief. This session will explore recent developments regarding ethical issues raised by seeking such remedies ex parte, including the duty to make full and frank disclosure and executing on the orders, including protecting the interests of third parties and maintaining proper respect for privileged communications.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Protect the interests of third parties when executing on extraordinary injunctive relief, both for ethical reasons and in order to maintain the relief
  • Ensure that evidence is preserved, while maintaining privilege
  • Avoid crossing ethical lines, even in clear pursuit of fraud

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

11:40 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
11:40 a.m.-1:10 p.m.

Kevin Donovan

Investigative Reporter
The Toronto Star

General Session

Kevin Donovan

General Session

Investigative journalist Kevin Donovan shares his insights from years of reporting on government and private frauds, waste and abuse.

1:00-1:20 p.m.

Networking Break

1:30-2:50 p.m.
1:30-2:50 p.m.

Linda Lister, CFE, CGA, CPA, CMA

Senior Manager, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Ernst & Young LLP

4A Understanding Fraud Through Real-Life Investigations

Linda Lister, CFE, CGA, CPA, CMA

4A Understanding Fraud Through Real-Life Investigations

Fraud can occur in any organization, big or small. This session will use recent fraud investigations to provide an understanding of how the various fraudulent activities were detected and investigated, and what proactive measures might have assisted in preventing the fraud or in detecting the fraud sooner. The cases to be presented are comprised of procurement fraud, ghost employees, fake vendors and other schemes.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize the ways fraud can occur in organizations
  • Take appropriate action to protect evidence when fraud is first suspected
  • Increase awareness of effective proactive measures to assist in preventing fraud

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

1:30-2:50 p.m.

Allen Atamer, P.Eng.

Founder
LTAS Technologies Inc.

4B Investigating Online E-Commerce, Social Media and Classifieds

Allen Atamer, P.Eng.

4B Investigating Online E-Commerce, Social Media and Classifieds

Fraud examinations will, at times, require uncovering the identity of an online seller, whether it is through online classifieds like Craigslist, e-commerce sites like eBay, or social media sites like Facebook. This session will review various practical investigative contexts with techniques that include free and off-the-shelf software tools.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Increase awareness of the role of online classifieds and social media in fraud
  • Use free and off-the-shelf tools and tips for investigating suspicious online classified ads
  • Explain the way criminals can circumvent investigative searches
  • Measure the success of your program

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

1:30-2:50 p.m.

Shannon Walker

President
WhistleBlower Security

4C Whistleblower Hotlines: Outsourced Vs. Internal

Shannon Walker

4C Whistleblower Hotlines: Outsourced Vs. Internal

Is your organization considering implementing a whistleblower hotline? Explore the options available and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of both outsourced and internal programs. This session will provide the features and benefits of both an outsourced program and an internal system, taking into account budget, resources, implementation plan, training and report review, response and analytics.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify which items should you be considering when getting ready to launch a whistleblower system
  • Define what other policies and codes need to be developed to support a whistleblower system
  • Decide what types of reporting should you develop as a result of this program
  • Measure the success of your program

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

1:30-2:50 p.m.

Sherry Brandon

CEO/President
Career Concepts

4D Business Development Intelligence: Your Pathway to Success!

Sherry Brandon

4D Business Development Intelligence: Your Pathway to Success!

Being in business isn’t easy. It takes determination, guts, stamina, passion and the willingness to change. This session will look at every part of your business and yourself from an innovative perspective. Get ready to spend some time on your business. You will set some strategic goals with solid steps to achieving those goals. You will begin to identify your obstacles and plan on how to get around or eliminate them, and discover how to get more clients and increase revenues.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Set strategic goals
  • Build your fraud practice through innovative strategies
  • Increase clients and revenue

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Personal Development

2:50-3:10 p.m.

Networking Break

3:10-4:30 p.m.
3:10-4:30 p.m.

Toby Bishop, CFE, CPA, FCA

Vice President - Practice, Forensic & Investigative Accounting Section
American Accounting Association

5A Internal Audit: Anti-Fraud Control or Band-Aid with Holes?

Toby Bishop, CFE, CPA, FCA

5A Internal Audit: Anti-Fraud Control or Band-Aid with Holes?

Internal auditors have a vital anti-fraud role, especially relating to management override, but 62 percent or more of internal audit functions at public companies do not comply with the IIA’s "mandatory", "basic" and "essential" professional standards. The situation is similarly bleak at private companies, governmental and nonprofit entities. Find out how this noncompliance may impact you in your role, directly or indirectly.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand the data that demonstrates the pervasiveness of IIA standards noncompliance
  • Pinpoint potential financial and reputational exposures from noncompliance
  • Identify the claimed obstacles to compliance and why they may be invalid
  • Map out a strategy to elevate this issue in your organization and get it addressed

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Auditing

3:10-4:30 p.m.

Tyson Johnson, CFE, CPP

Vice President, Business Development
BrightPlanet Corporation

5B Harnessing Open Source Big Data to Fight Fraud

Tyson Johnson, CFE, CPP

5B Harnessing Open Source Big Data to Fight Fraud

Investigations often require an in-depth and ongoing review of open source information: websites, blogs, social media, Deep Web sites, online filings, etc. Managing and making sense of this massive “database” is more important than ever. This session will explore how to harness and maximize this information for investigations and proactive fraud management.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Use technology to harness open source data across multiple mediums, languages and formats
  • Think in new ways about identifying data from unstructured open sources that could benefit your anti-fraud mandate
  • Take out-of-the-box approaches to online investigations

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of data analytics as it relates to fraud detection and examination
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

3:10-4:30 p.m.

Andy Reid, CFE, CGA, EnCE, EnCEP

Senior Computer Forensic / eDiscovery Specialist
Ontario Securities Commission

5C An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin and Alt Currencies

Andy Reid, CFE, CGA, EnCE, EnCEP

5C An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin and Alt Currencies

Bitcoin and, to a lesser degree, Litecoin have been getting a lot of media attention recently. This session will provide an introduction to cryptocurrencies, how they work, and their potential role in making covert purchases, hiding assets or laundering money.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Explain the way cryptocurrencies work
  • Incorporate digital forensics associated with cryptocurrency usage
  • Recognize potential uses of cryptocurrencies in committing illegal acts

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

3:10-4:30 p.m.

David Debenham, J.D., CFE, CPA, CMA

Chair of Supreme Court of Canada Group
McMillan LLP

5D Guidance from the Supreme Court of Canada on Civil Fraud

David Debenham, J.D., CFE, CPA, CMA

5D Guidance from the Supreme Court of Canada on Civil Fraud

This year the Supreme Court of Canada issued a short decision on an investment fraud, using the occasion to change the procedural law of summary judgment across the country. In the process, the court glossed over the essential elements in proving civil fraud, creating a number of issues for those practicing in the field. In this session you will learn how a typical investment fraud case changed the law of fraud for you forever, and what new issues you will face as a result.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Explain the way the definition of civil fraud has been changed in Canada
  • Prepare for future issues that are created for you and your practice as a result of these changes
  • Practice safely until the law of civil fraud becomes settled by future cases

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Business Law

8:30-9:50 a.m.
8:30-9:50 a.m.

Kevin J. Ripa, EnCE, CDRP, CEH

Owner
Computer Evidence Recovery, Inc.

Computers: Breaking the Law, Avoiding Nasties and Protecting Data

Kevin J. Ripa, EnCE, CDRP, CEH

Computers: Breaking the Law, Avoiding Nasties and Protecting Data

Explore the legalities of using computer monitoring programs, and how to avoid the woes that most fraud examiners may not even be aware. In this keynote session, you will hear about the latest threats to your own computer security, including new types of spam, scams, spyware and malware, and the latest techniques to protect against them. Ripa will also provide easy to understand explanations of what happens to data on a computer once a fraud perpetrator deletes it. This is especially important to anyone interested in the integrity of the data.

9:50-10:10 a.m.

Networking Break

10:10-11:30 a.m.
10:10-11:30 a.m.

Norm DeBoer, CFE

Detective
Waterloo Regional Police Service

7E Strategic and Innovative Ways to Investigate and Prosecute Financial Crimes

Norm DeBoer, CFE

7E Strategic and Innovative Ways to Investigate and Prosecute Financial Crimes

Real case investigations offer strategic and innovative ways to investigate and prosecute financial fraud. This session will cover the entire process of building a fraud team, preparing for a criminal or civil prosecution and the best options for recovering lost money. The session will also cover questions and answers concerning the epidemic loss of trust in the police and public prosecutors, and include practical ways to encourage a strong strategic team including police, prosecutors, regulators and the private sector.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Encourage a strong strategic team including police, prosecutors, regulators and the private sector
  • Investigate and prosecute offenders using innovative methods
  • Prepare and present a crown/court brief using full electronic disclosure

Level: Advanced
Recommended Prerequisites: Some knowledge and experience in financial accounting frauds
Field of Study: Accounting

10:10-11:30 a.m.

Tyson Johnson, CFE, CPP

Vice President, Business Development
BrightPlanet Corporation

7F Harnessing Open Source Big Data to Fight Fraud

Tyson Johnson, CFE, CPP

7F Harnessing Open Source Big Data to Fight Fraud

Investigations often require an in-depth and ongoing review of open source information: websites, blogs, social media, Deep Web sites, online filings, etc. Managing and making sense of this massive “database” is more important than ever. This session will explore how to harness and maximize this information for investigations and proactive fraud management.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Use technology to harness open source data across multiple mediums, languages and formats
  • Think in new ways about identifying data from unstructured open sources that could benefit your anti-fraud mandate
  • Take out-of-the-box approaches to online investigations

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of data analytics as it relates to fraud detection and examination
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

10:10-11:30 a.m.

Andy Reid, CFE, CGA, EnCE, EnCEP

Senior Computer Forensic / eDiscovery Specialist
Ontario Securities Commission

7G An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin and Alt Currencies

Andy Reid, CFE, CGA, EnCE, EnCEP

7G An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin and Alt Currencies

Bitcoin and, to a lesser degree, Litecoin have been getting a lot of media attention recently. This session will provide an introduction to cryptocurrencies, how they work, and their potential role in making covert purchases, hiding assets or laundering money.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Explain the way cryptocurrencies work
  • Incorporate digital forensics associated with cryptocurrency usage
  • Recognize potential uses of cryptocurrencies in committing illegal acts

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

10:10-11:30 a.m.

David Debenham, J.D., CFE, CPA, CMA

Chair of Supreme Court of Canada Group
McMillan LLP

7H Guidance from the Supreme Court of Canada on Civil Fraud

David Debenham, J.D., CFE, CPA, CMA

7H Guidance from the Supreme Court of Canada on Civil Fraud

This year the Supreme Court of Canada issued a short decision on an investment fraud, using the occasion to change the procedural law of summary judgment across the country. In the process, the court glossed over the essential elements in proving civil fraud, creating a number of issues for those practicing in the field. In this session you will learn how a typical investment fraud case changed the law of fraud for you forever, and what new issues you will face as a result.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Explain the way the definition of civil fraud has been changed in Canada
  • Prepare for future issues that are created for you and your practice as a result of these changes
  • Practice safely until the law of civil fraud becomes settled by future cases

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Business Law

11:40 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
11:40 a.m.-1:10 p.m.

Robert Lafrenière

Anti-Corruption Commissioner
Unité permanente anticorruption

The Role of UPAC in Fighting Corruption

Robert Lafrenière

The Role of UPAC in Fighting Corruption

Québec anti-corruption commissioner Robert Lafrenière will present the different actions that have been taken by the Unité permanente anticorruption (UPAC) to counter collusion, breach of trust, embezzlement and wrongdoing that create harm to the national economy. He will address the mandate that was given to the anti-corruption unit, namely prevention aimed at a culture in public organizations where corruption habits are sometime still well-anchored. Lafrenière will also provide an overview of collusion and corruption practices, some hints on how to detect them and the means that need to be taken as a society and individually to maintain integrity in the public markets and administrations.

1:00-1:20 p.m.

Networking Break

1:30-2:50 p.m.
1:30-2:50 p.m.

Philip Levi, CFE, CPA, CFF, FCA/IFA

Partner
Levi & Levi, LLP

9E The Expert Witness: Report Writing

Philip Levi, CFE, CPA, CFF, FCA/IFA

9E: The Expert Witness: Report Writing

The testimony of the expert witness is limited to what is contained in the expert witness report. This basic rule for all Canadian and most U.S. jurisdictions makes the form and content of the expert witness report all-important. This session will review the minimum requirements for the report as defined by both the professional bodies governing the expert’s practice as well as those requirements embedded in the law. You will also learn what to include and what not to include in the expert report in addition to suggested format and layout structures.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize the experts’ domain and the court’s domain
  • Design the report for easy editing, modification and drafting
  • Effectively use schedules in the report
  • Use tables in the report in the right way at the right time

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Communications

1:30-2:50 p.m.

Grant Brodie, CA, CPA

President
Arbutus Software Inc.

9F Fuzzy Matching in Fraud Analytics

Grant Brodie, CA, CPA

9F Fuzzy Matching in Fraud Analytics

Technology that allows you to look for inexact but close matches (fuzzy matching) has been around for many years. As sophistication and usability has improved, the applications for fraud examiners have opened up new opportunities to create more value and better findings. This session will address opportunities to apply fuzzy matching and the specific techniques to be used with various audit analytics packages. You will be able to immediately apply these techniques in your practice.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Maximize your ability to compare data and minimize false positives
  • Apply these techniques using your own audit tools
  • Simplify set up and administration of fuzzy testing
  • Get better, more valuable testing results

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of data analytics as it relates to fraud detection and examination
Field of Study: Computer Science

1:30-2:50 p.m.

Jennifer Fiddian-Green, CFE, CPA, CA-IFA, CAMS

Partner
Grant Thornton LLP

9G Complex and Increasing AML Regulations: Where Is This Taking Us?

Jennifer Fiddian-Green, CFE, CPA, CA-IFA, CAMS

9G Complex and Increasing AML Regulations: Where Is This Taking Us?

There are now a number of more significant fines levied by FINTRAC, the regulator, as well as increasing fines by the regulators in other nations. In some locations around the world, individual persons are being held responsible for deficiencies and facing personal liability. Where are these increasing and more complex regulations taking us? This session will provide an understanding of what is currently, as well as what soon will be, required of our regulated entities with regard to their anti-money laundering and terrorist financing deterrence compliance programs.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Deliver requirements with respect to your compliance programs
  • Manage increasing and more complex AML regulations
  • Look beyond the risks of regulatory compliance

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

1:30-2:50 p.m.

Garry Clement, CFE, CAMS, AMLP

President and CEO
Clement Advisory Group

9H Corruption and Having a Compliant Culture

Garry Clement, CFE, CAMS, AMLP

9H Corruption and Having a Compliant Culture

The presentation will look at the current environment and focus on what the potential impact is and how it is imperative companies review their operating processes and both engagement and retention practices. It will focus on how organized crime targets companies, not to mention foreign states, through cyber espionage. It will also look at current legislation and what it means for organizations.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Ensure a compliant culture exists
  • Take heed from organizations that did not focus appropriately
  • Conduct a risk assessment of current culture

Level: Advanced
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

2:50-3:10 p.m.

Networking Break

3:10-4:30 p.m.
3:10-4:30 p.m.

Norm DeBoer, CFE

Detective
Waterloo Regional Police Service

10E Strategic and Innovative Ways to Investigate and Prosecute Financial Crimes

Norm DeBoer, CFE

10E Strategic and Innovative Ways to Investigate and Prosecute Financial Crimes

Real case investigations offer strategic and innovative ways to investigate and prosecute financial fraud. This session will cover the entire process of building a fraud team, preparing for a criminal or civil prosecution and the best options for recovering lost money. The session will also cover questions and answers concerning the epidemic loss of trust in the police and public prosecutors, and include practical ways to encourage a strong strategic team including police, prosecutors, regulators and the private sector.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Encourage a strong strategic team including police, prosecutors, regulators and the private sector
  • Investigate and prosecute offenders using innovative methods
  • Prepare and present a crown/court brief using full electronic disclosure

Level: Advanced
Recommended Prerequisites: Some knowledge and experience in financial accounting frauds
Field of Study: Accounting

3:10-4:30 p.m.

William Stratas

Managing Director
Eagle Audit Advantage Inc.

10F How Metadata Unlocks the Truth for Fraud Investigators

William Stratas

10F How Metadata Unlocks the Truth for Fraud Investigators

When people create documents on their computers, a rich tapestry of technical data begins to compile within those documents, invisible to the eye. This hidden information, called metadata, is like an electronic fingerprint carried within the structure of all files, and is preserved even if the document is e-mailed or shared. Mobile telephone calls also generate metadata that offer very valuable information. Metadata is a highly effective and powerful forensic asset that every fraud examiner needs to understand. This session is intended to deliver advanced knowledge on the rich universe of metadata, but with low technical complexity.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Seize digital data for examination and preserve the chain of possession
  • Become more confident with technical issues such as file formats, networks, and data forensics
  • Respect the power of document metadata and telephone metadata to solve investigative puzzles
  • Draft well-designed corporate policies regarding information technology and metadata

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of data analytics as it relates to fraud detection and examination
Field of Study: Computer Science

3:10-4:30 p.m.

Andrew Simpson

Chief Operating Officer
CaseWare Analytics

Seren Dagdeviren, CPA, CIA

Senior Internal Auditor
Ivanhoé Cambridge

10G Building Momentum: Integrating Data Analytics into Risk-Based Assessments

Andrew Simpson

Seren Dagdeviren, CPA, CIA

10G Building Momentum: Integrating Data Analytics into Risk-Based Assessments

Recent research shows that while fraud investigators and internal auditors understand the potential value of audit data analytics, many are uncertain as to how to effectively incorporate such analytics into their existing risk-based assessments. This session will use real-life case studies to present strategies to successfully deploy data analytics.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply data analytics to overall risk assessment
  • Integrate analytics into the audit management processes
  • Incorporate strategies for effective use of analytics, drawn from real-world examples

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of data analytics as it relates to fraud detection and examination.
Field of Study: Computer Science

3:10-4:30 p.m.

Dean Davison, J.D., CFE

Lawyer/President
Davison Law Group

10H Too Canadian for Civil Recovery: Time for an Attitude Change

Dean Davison, J.D., CFE

10H Too Canadian for Civil Recovery: Time for an Attitude Change

Employees misappropriate millions of dollars’ worth of assets each year, yet it has been an uphill battle trying to convince employers to go after the rogue employees. Canadian law empowers employers to recover assets and related damages that they can prove have been wrongfully misappropriated and the attitude should be one of restitution as a right and not embarrassment and apathy. This session will review some tips and tricks for how to recover more assets and convince others to do the same.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Decide to civilly pursuing employee rogues not just for what they misappropriated but all off the damages related to the improper conduct
  • Assess the chances of success of civil recovery prior to start a lawsuit
  • Use common legal resources to give you a better chance at having a successful outcome
  • Have more confidence in recommended civil recovery as a viable and standard option when dealing with employee misappropriation of assets

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

8:30-9:50 a.m.
8:30-9:50 a.m.

Anthony Hannem

Vice President, Global Security & Investigations
TD Bank

General Session

Anthony Hannem

General Session

Session description coming soon!

9:50-10:10 a.m.

Networking Break

10:10-11:30 a.m.
10:10-11:30 a.m.

Christine Gagnon

Nonverbal Communication Expert

How to Manage Interviews and Question According to Gestures

Christine Gagnon

How to Manage Interviews and Question According to Gestures

Learn to interpret body language cues to make your fraud examination interviews more effective. Synergolog Christine Gagnon will share the advanced technique of reading nonverbal communication to help you decode the unspoken. You will learn not only to observe, but also to capture and interpret, on the spot, facial expressions and gestures.

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