Uncovering Fraud with Financial and Ratio Analysis

Course Level
16 Credits
Uncovering Fraud with Financial and Ratio Analysis


Do you know how to spot the warning signs of fraud in your organization? Do you know what anomalies to look for in your financial reports? In this course, you will dive deep into examining financial statements and explore an advanced method of detecting fraud while highlighting red flags of potential manipulation.  

This seminar will cover numerous types of analyses that can be used to identify embezzlement, corruption schemes and fraudulent financial reporting. The course will use practical problems and case studies throughout to illustrate the different principles and techniques that are best for each situation.


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

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

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

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 16
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live

Credit by Field of Study

Accounting: 16

Course Fees

Members: $795

Non-Members: $995


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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