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During this two-day, hands-on seminar, attendees will apply data analysis techniques to real-life fraud scenarios using data files and case studies to identify and solve problems. Our goal is to teach audit and accounting professionals to detect fraud, waste and abuse early and address them professionally. This event will qualify for 16 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge/Fraud.
Who should attend: Auditors, Investigators, Accounting Professionals.
Whether you are a seasoned investigator or someone seeking a better understanding of what can go wrong in your organization, you will benefit from this program. Novice auditors or those new to data analysis will learn and employ fundamental detection techniques to real cases, while advanced users and investigators will apply their knowledge in new and challenging ways to detect buried symptoms within complex schemes.
The Instructor will provide downloadable data for use in class. Don't use IDEA? A virtual interactive platform of IDEA software will be provided to you. IDEA runs in Windows and is not compatible with the Mac operating system. From the opening exercise, we will employ a team approach to solving cases, as in the field. Within IDEA, you will apply to actual case data: Creative Extractions; Statistical Analyses; Join-matches & mismatches; Trend Analysis; Pivot Tables; Embedded Functions; Field Manipulation; Numeric & Date Stratification; Benford's Law; Data Duplications & Exclusions; and more!
Scott has over 20 years of experience in fraud detection and investigation. He has planned and conducted examinations related to executive corruption, bribes, kickbacks, vendor overbilling and underperformance, and employee theft. Scott regularly reports his findings to Boards of Directors, has testified in court on fraud matters, and has submitted his findings to federal law enforcement.
Scott regularly employs data analysis software to develop continuous monitoring programs and to perform searches for circumstances such as: unbilled revenues, unauthorized cash transfers, employee reimbursement and P-card improprieties, and payments to fictitious vendors and employees. He develops strategic plans including risk analyses, policies & charters, continuous monitoring, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, and procedures for effective internal consulting for organizations of all sizes across various industries. He has authored white papers on fraud prevention, detection, and response for the International Risk Management Institute and serves as a regular guest speaker at nationwide conferences and chapter meetings held by the IIA, the ACFE, the AICPA, and ISACA. Prior to starting his own practice in 2003, Mr. Langlinais held public accounting and internal audit leadership positions, and served as Chief Audit Executive for a NASDAQ 100 software company. He received a BBA degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1991.