Detecting Fraud Through Vendor Audits

CPE Credit: 8
Online Virtual Seminar | July 13, 2021
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Familiarity with the contract and procurement process

The potential for fraud is not solely an internal threat; the businesses that provide an organization with goods and services can engage in fraudulent behavior as well. One of the ways to mitigate these external risks is to establish a contractual right-to-audit in purchasing and other vendor contracts. Auditing vendors and suppliers can be a critical fraud deterrent and detection device for management to ensure they are being treated equitably and are not victims of fraud.


The ACFE Detecting Fraud Through Vendor Audits seminar is a 1-day course designed to explain how to develop a solid foundation for vendor audits; how to identify which vendors to target; how to prepare for a vendor audit; how to identify, gather, and audit relevant vendor documentation; and what common vendor fraud schemes to look for.



8:00-9:20 a.m. CT Contract Terms and Conditions: The Foundation for Good Vendor Audits

9:20-9:35 a.m. CT Break

9:35-10:55 a.m. CT Identifying and Selecting Audit Candidates

10:55-11:10 a.m. CT Break

11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT Preparing for a Vendor Audit

12:30-1:30 p.m. CT Lunch

1:30-2:50 p.m. CT Auditing Vendor Documentation 

2:50-3:05 p.m. CT Break

3:05-4:25 p.m. CT Finding Fraud in Vendor Audits



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Jeff Matthews, CFE, CPA



Field of Study: Auditing
Advanced Prep: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Registration Fees
ACFE Members: $395
Non-Members: $495

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