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Fundamentals of Fraud Prevention & Detection

This course addresses fraud related issues from the perspective of small to medium sized accounting firms. The goal of this course is to increase fraud awareness; to help accountants and auditors to understand their fraud related responsibilities in accordance with the accounting and auditing standards; and to help accountants understand the types of fraud that are being committed in today's fast paced business environment. Topics include an analysis of the statistical information presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in their 2016 Report to the Nations; a discussion of the auditor's role in addressing fraud; and an assessment of the accountant's responsibility for fraud in compilation and review engagements.

Upon completion of this four-hour course, you will:

  • Get a 71-page PDF manual
  • Identify potential red flags indicating that material fraud may exist;
  • The typical profile of someone that commits fraud, embezzlement, or misappropriates assets;
  • The fraud triangle: pressure, opportunity, and rationalization;
  • Why individuals commit fraud;
  • The most common types of fraud and when fraud is most likely to occur;
  • The best methods for fraud detection;
  • The accountant's responsibility to report fraud under the compilation and review standards;
  • The auditor's fraud related responsibilities for financial statement engagements;
  • The benefits employers can achieve with an effective whistleblower program; and
  • Methods to reduce CPA exposure to fraud risk.
Designation CPE Hours
CPA 4 Fraud

Course level: Basic
No advanced preparation is required.

Webinar features:

  • 4 hours of CPE for one attendee (CPAs only)
  • Access to recording to watch at your convenience
  • Unlimited number of people may watch and listen on one computer and print course outline
  • Reference manual and PDF of PowerPoint slides
  • Add CPE for only $30 per additional attendee. Please contact our customer service department to register for additional CPE at (714) 776-7850.

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Webinar Speaker

Arturo Ramudo, CPA, CISA
Arturo is a former Board of Accountancy investigator, a nationally recognized public speaker, researcher, and seminar leader with almost 30 years of experience in taxation, ethics, standards of practice, and internal quality control. Art owns and operates his own public accountancy firm offering services to both the public and private sectors. He represents CPAs before the California Board of Accountancy's disciplinary committee, provides litigation support, performs peer reviews, and offers advisory services concerning all aspects of ethical practice.

Spidell Publishing, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: This webinar is designed to meet the requirements for 4 hours of continuing education for the California Board of Accountancy. Basic Level. Field of Study: Accounting (Fraud). Delivery method: Self-study. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints or refunds, contact Spidell Publishing at (714) 776-7850. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

Spidell Hours
CPA-Fraud 4

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