Online Virtual Seminar

Detecting Fraud with Data Analytics Workshop

  • Jan 16-18, 2024 8:00 a.m.
  • Central Time (CT)
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According to the ACFE's Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations, proactive data monitoring and analysis are among the most effective anti-fraud controls. Organizations that undertake proactive data analysis techniques experience frauds that are 47% less costly and detect frauds 2.25 times as quickly as organizations that do not monitor and analyze data for signs of fraud.

The Detecting Fraud with Data Analytics Virtual Workshop will teach you how to plan, design and apply numerous data analytics tests and examine and interpret the results of those tests to identify the red flags of various fraud schemes.


Working knowledge of basic functions in one or more of the following software programs: Microsoft Excel, Galvanize, IDEA, Tableau, PowerBI

You Will Learn How To:

Determine the use of data analytics in detecting fraud.

Navigate the full data analytics process, from collecting data to communicating results.

Recognize fundamental and advanced analytical functions and their applications in the data analytics process.

Analyze non-numeric data, such as emails and social media posts.

Effectively communicate the results of the analysis.

Apply data analytics tests to detect numerous fraud schemes.

CPE Information

This session provides ACFE ethics credit, which counts toward the ACFE’s annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit
CPE Credit: 12
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Auditing: 12

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
ACFE Members: $755
Non-Members: $855


Early Registration Deadline: December 18, 2023
Register by the Early Registration Deadline to SAVE  $125!

Course Outline

Day 1

  • 8:00 – 11:40 a.m.

    Introduction to Data Analytics; The Data Analysis Process; Prepping, Normalizing, and Harmonizing Data; Fundamental Data Analysis Techniques; Data Analysis Tests for Detecting Theft of Inventory and Cash Receipts (Break: 9:40 a.m.–10:00 a.m.)

Day 2

  • 8:00 – 11:40 a.m.

    Data Analysis Tests for Detecting Financial Statement Fraud; Data Analysis Tests for Detecting Billing and Payment Tampering Schemes; Data Analysis Tests for Detecting Corruption; Data Analysis Tests for Detecting Payroll Schemes (Break: 9:40 a.m.–10:00 a.m.)

Day 3

  • 8:00 – 11:40 a.m.

    Data Analysis Tests for Detecting Expense Reimbursement and P-Card Schemes; Effectively Communicating the Results of Data Analytics; Ethical Use of Data and Analytical Results. (Break: 9:40 a.m.–10:00 a.m.)


Bethmara Kessler, CFE - Speaker




Payment must be received by December 18, 2023 to receive early registration discount. 

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, the 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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