Uncovering Fraud with Financial and Ratio Analysis




CPE Credit: 16
Course Level: Advanced
Prerequisite: A solid understanding of the creation of and relationships between an organization's financial statements and records

Anomalies in an organization’s financial reports can be an indicator that fraudulent activity is occurring — if you know what to look for. Digging deep into the financial statements offers an advanced method of detecting fraud by uncovering relationships that don’t make sense and highlighting red flags of potential manipulation.

Learn how to use in-depth financial and ratio analysis to spot the warning signs of fraud in your organization during this 2-day ACFE seminar. This instructor-led course will provide you with an overview of numerous types of analyses that can be used to identify embezzlement, corruption schemes, and fraudulent financial reporting. Practical problems and real case examples discussed throughout the course will illustrate many of the principles and techniques that are presented.


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You Will Learn How To:  

Design financial analyses aimed at detecting specific types of fraud schemes, including asset misappropriations, corruption schemes and financial statement fraud

Elevate the fraud-detection capabilities of traditional horizontal, vertical and ratio analyses

Recognize financial anomalies, including duplicate transactions and violations of Benford’s Law

Apply complex ratios, such as the Beneish M-score and other multiple-factor analyses

Formulate targeted ratios that combine non-financial data with financial data

Design and perform a fraud risk assessment to determine which ratios are of the greatest importance to monitor

Select and implement monitoring tools to help automate and improve detection of financial red flags 

Who Should Attend:  

Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud specialists

Internal and external auditors

Forensic accountants

Controllers, CPAs and other accounting professionals 


Members: $795
Non-Members: $995

CPE Credit


Field of Study


Course Level


A solid understanding of the creation of and relationships between an organization's financial statements and records 

Advanced Preparation 



Delivery Method 



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