Don’t Just Check the Box: Planning and Executing Grant Audits to Identify Fraud

September 26, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 100 Minutes
CPE Credits: 2

This webinar will explore real case studies in which auditors identified fraud during routine grant audits using innovative audit procedures. You will learn strategies to better focus your grant audits to identify fraud. By moving beyond standard “check the box” audits you can greatly increase your ability to detect grant fraud schemes. Learn how (and why) to incorporate a robust fraud risk assessment into your audit plan, how to use data analysis to construct a sampling plan, and take a deep dive into transaction testing.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Design robust fraud risk assessments during grant audit planning
  • Employ data analysis in sampling plans to identify fraudulent transactions
  • Construct an audit plan that focuses on the largest areas of risk
  • Devise innovative transactional testing, with a special focus on salary charges
  • Use performance verification in a meaningful way 

Kathleen Sedney
Kathleen R. Sedney, CFE, CPA
Department of State, Office of Inspector General

Kathleen Sedney joined the Department of State, Office of Inspector General in May 2011 and is currently a Director in the Middle East Regional Office Directorate within the Office of Audits. Sedney has more than 15 years of experience as an auditor and forensic accountant, and she has led audits and investigations related to contracts, foreign assistance, financial management and physical security.

Earlier in her career, Sedney was an auditor and forensic accountant with Big 4 accounting firms KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, during which time she conducted forensic investigations in accounting, securities and other fraud matters. She continued in the role of an internal forensic accountant at two Fortune 500 companies — Marriott International and Omnicom Group. Sedney has provided expert witness assistance on a variety of subjects, including testifying at trials. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. She earned her B.S. in Accounting from Salisbury University.

Field of Study: Auditing
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Knowledge of and experience with the fundamentals of performing audits. Basic understanding of grants and related regulations.
Advanced Prep: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

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