Online Virtual Seminar

Auditing for Internal Fraud

  • Sep 24-26, 2024 10:00 a.m.
  • Central Time (CT)
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As an auditor, finding fraud is part of your professional responsibility. Auditing for Internal Fraud will help you develop and sharpen your existing skills and teach you the techniques necessary for effective fraud detection.

This course covers the fundamentals of auditing for fraud, with an emphasis on understanding the common schemes, detection techniques and methods of preventing occupational fraud. You will also explore the challenges that auditors traditionally face in identifying fraud schemes inside organizations.



You Will Learn How To:

Identify the types, costs and red flags of common internal fraud schemes, including: Financial Statement Fraud; Bribery and Corruption; and Asset Misappropriation.

Identify and avoid the obstacles auditors often face in finding fraud.

Employ strategies to overcome bias during audits.

Apply data analysis techniques to find fraud.

Recognize the auditor’s fraud-related responsibilities in audit engagements and avoid potential malpractice.

Define and strengthen the traits necessary to apply professional skepticism.

Effectively assess an organization's fraud risks.

Implement mechanisms to prevent occupational fraud.

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 16
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Auditing: 16

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
ACFE Members: $655
Non-Members: $755
Early Registration Deadline: August 26, 2024
Register by the Early Registration Deadline to SAVE $125!

Course Outline

Day 1

  • 10:00 – 11:20 a.m. Introduction

    You will start day one with the basics. You’ll learn what fraud is (and what it isn’t), the impact of fraud on organizations, red flags that might indicate the presence of fraud and how to proactively plan the audit to detect fraud.

  • 1:20 – 2:40 p.m. Where Were the Auditors?

    History is full of stories of large frauds that slipped by the auditors’ watch. Discuss the critical skills needed to effectively detect fraud during an audit, the expectations gap and other challenges that often hinder auditors’ effectiveness in detecting fraud. You will also explore real-life examples of frauds that were missed by the auditors.

  • 2:50 – 4:10 p.m. Enhancing Skepticism and Overcoming Bias

    Learn the traits and characteristics required to exercise professional skepticism, as well as how to overcome the challenges in remaining skeptical. You'll also discuss numerous forms of bias that auditors inadvertently bring to an engagement and ways to proactively minimize the effects of those perspectives.

Day 2

  • 10:00 – 11:20 a.m. Conducting a Fraud Risk Assessment

    Explore the reasons for conducting fraud risk assessments and what makes a fraud risk assessment successful. You’ll learn how to develop and execute an effective fraud risk assessment as a part of an audit, as well as how to report and use the results of the assessment to make an impact within your organization.

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Finding Fraud Using Data Analytics

    Learn about data analysis techniques and how to apply them to uncover the red flags of fraud during this session. You will also explore how to implement a formal data analysis process, beginning with proper planning and preparation, to ensure the results are as meaningful and accurate as possible.

  • 1:00 – 2:20 p.m. Financial Statement Fraud and Corruption

    This session covers the two most costly forms of fraud: financial statement fraud and corruption. You will learn about common financial statement manipulation and corruption schemes employed by fraudsters, their red flags and methods to detect them.

Day 3

  • 10:00 – 11:20 a.m. Asset Misappropriation

    Discuss schemes used by fraudsters to steal cash and other assets from their employers. You will learn about schemes involving skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, false billing, fraudulent register disbursement, expense reimbursements, payroll, inventory theft and asset misuse.

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Interview Techniques

    There is more to auditing for fraud than reviewing source documents and schedules. Gain special training in effective communication techniques, such as how to craft appropriate interview questions and how to spot signs of deception during this session.


Janet McHard, CFE - Speaker


Founding Partner
The McHard Firm



Payment must be received by August 26, 2024 to receive early registration discount. 

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Our cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by ACFE, Inc. you must cancel your registration prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to an event start date are subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received on or after the start date of the event. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee. Should an event be cancelled or postponed by the ACFE due to unforeseen circumstances, ACFE will process a full refund of registration fees within 30 days of such circumstances becoming known. ACFE will attempt to notify affected customers by phone and email after it determines cancellation is necessary.

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