Virtual Seminar

Detecting Fraud With Data Analytics Workshop

  • Feb 14-16, 2023 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 is 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 in order to detect various fraud schemes. You will also discover how to examine and interpret the results of those tests to identify the red flags of fraud. 

The course will begin by providing a solid foundation on which to build your data analytics initiatives, from understanding the types of tests that can be used to properly obtaining, preparing and normalizing your data for testing. You will then learn how to link your new knowledge of analytical tests, data sources, and fraud schemes into a holistic approach for applying data analysis techniques to real data sets and scenarios. The course will conclude with discussions on how to effectively—and ethically—communicate the results of your analyses.


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:

Apply the full data analysis process, including planning, data preparation, analysis, and effectively communicating the results

Implement numerous traditional and non-traditional data analysis techniques

Identify anomalies and recognize common red flags of fraud that appear in the data

Design and run targeted data analytics tests to detect various types of fraud schemes

Communicate the results of your data analyses effectively and ethically

CPE Information

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

Credit by Field of Study

Auditing: 12

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
ACFE Members: $725
Non-Members: $825 
Early Registration Deadline: January 16, 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 January 16, 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, 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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