Using Data Analytics to Fight Fraud

August 11, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. ET
Duration: 4 Hours
CPE Credits: 4.2

If robust data analytics programs existed 20 years ago, would Enron, WorldCom or the countless other major corporate fraud scandals ever have reached the magnitude they did? Would they have occurred at all? Using effective data analytics as part of an organization’s fraud management program can reduce a fraud scheme’s average duration from 18 months to mere weeks or, in some cases, eliminate it. More importantly, a robust fraud data analytics program can be the strongest deterrent in an organization.

This session will introduce you to the techniques currently being used by leading data analytics programs to detect fraud. It will also address how visualization can help us analyze data and communicate our results. Finally, it will cover the evolution of data analytics to artificial intelligence (AI). You will also walk through a real-world case study where AI solved significant challenges with labor, the chain of custody, quality of evidence and more. You will go from the whistleblower complaint to the conclusion of the case and examine the analytics and AI used throughout.

Course Outline:

  • 10:30 a.m.-11:40 p.m.: Using Analytics to Fight Fraud: Considerations, Methods and Techniques
  • 11:55 a.m.-1:05 p.m.: Analyzing, Evaluating and Communicating Data Analytics Through Visualization
  • 1:20-2:30 p.m.: 2020—The Future Is Now: Taking Data Analytics to the Next Level with Artificial Intelligence 

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess fraud-focused continuous auditing and monitoring
  • Identify trends and patterns in fighting fraud
  • Recognize opportunities for creating successful visualizations
  • Recognize why AI will be a valuable tool
  • Prepare to start using AI in your work

Bethmara Kessler

Mary Breslin, CFE, CIA

Mary Breslin, CFE, CIA, is the founder of Verracy Training and Consulting. She has more than 20 years of experience in internal auditing, fraud examination, management and accounting for companies such as ConocoPhillips, Barclays Capital, Costco Wholesale, Jefferson Wells and Boart Longyear. She specializes in internal audit transformations, operational and financial auditing, fraud auditing, investigations, and corporate accounting. She has international experience and has managed audit programs in more than 30 countries.

Breslin attended Rutgers University and received her bachelor's degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Field of Study: Information Technology
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Experience conducting audits and fraud examinations
Advanced Prep: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

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