Planning and Preparing for a Successful Fraud Examination

Planning and Preparing for a Successful Fraud Examination
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Planning and Preparing for a Successful Fraud Examination


What do you do in the critical hours after you discover an allegation of fraud? Are you prepared with a formal set of investigative procedures? Can you stop the fraud in progress without alerting the perpetrator? Do you have a response team in place and, if so, how do you prioritize the work so ongoing investigations run in parallel? Do you know who your internal experts are and where external expertise can be obtained if needed? These are just some of the issues, decisions and problems fraud examiners face in the first few hours of every allegation.

When an allegation of fraud is made, the first steps you take are critical to the investigation. Are you ready to respond? Planning and Preparing for a Successful Fraud Examination explores the first steps that you should take when an allegation is brought forward. From developing a response plan to conducting interviews and writing the report, this course will help you to respond quickly, efficiently and effectively when an allegation of fraud is received.




You Will Learn How To:

Recognize strategies for organizing a fraud investigation.

Determine the next actions after finding evidence of fraud.

Discern legal and other considerations relevant to a fraud examination

Select and manage a fraud examination team.

Identify factors to consider when planning for interviews.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Introduction
Lesson 2 Developing a Response Plan
Lesson 3 Building the Fraud Examination Team
Lesson 4 Developing an Investigation Plan
Lesson 5 Planning to Collect Evidence
Lesson 6 Planning for Interviews
Lesson 7 Planning for the Report

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 3
NASBA Information: Auditing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: April 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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