Detecting Fraud Through Vendor Audits

Detecting Fraud Vendor Audits
Course Level
8 Credits


Does your organization have an established contractual right to audit in your purchasing and vendor contracts? Auditing vendors and suppliers is critical to deterring and detecting fraud. Doing so ensures that your organization is treated equitably and does not become a victim of fraud.  

This course will help you develop a solid foundation for vendor audits. This includes: 

  • Crucial information on recognizing common vendor fraud schemes.
  • Identifying which vendors to target.
  • Preparing for a vendor audit.
  • Learning how to identify, gather and audit relevant vendor documentation.


Familiarity with the contract and procurement process

You Will Learn How To:

Ensure that contract language supports future audits

Assess the strength of current vendor contracts and audit clause language

Identify and select good candidates for vendor audits

Recognize key parties affected by the vendor audit and obtain their support for the audit process

Identify and collect essential pre-audit background information

Determine and request supporting documentation for audit

Apply the most effective audit tests to detect potential fraud

Recognize the types of fraud and related red flags that might be uncovered during a vendor audit

Respond to identified vendor fraud warning signs

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 8
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live

Credit by Field of Study

Auditing: 8

Course Fees

Pricing varies by event location or format. Please view the individual event page for the most accurate pricing.


Event Cancellation Policy

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.  The ACFE will attempt to notify affected customers by phone and email after it determines cancellation is necessary.

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