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FA101: Detecting Fraud Using Data Analysis

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Aug 27, 2021 | 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM CST | Live Online | 8 CPE
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In this hands-on session, you will learn the fundamentals of fraud detection by applying data analysis techniques to real-life scenarios. Employing a team approach, we will work with data derived from actual cases to learn how to identify and address problems. You will see fraud as we encounter it in the field!

Whether you are new to data analysis or an experienced user, a seasoned investigator or someone seeking a better understanding of what can go wrong in their organization, you will benefit from this program. Beginners will learn to effectively employ data analysis techniques in detecting common schemes, while advanced users and investigators will apply their knowledge in new and challenging ways to uncover buried symptoms of fraud.

Who should attend: Auditors, Investigators, Accounting Professionals.


**Please note participants are required to be actively engaged in the class and complete coursework to qualify for CPE credit.**

Course Level Beginner
Length One Day (8 CPE)
Field of Study Audit and Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method Group Internet-Based
Prerequisites None - No advance preparation required.

Scott Langlinais, CPA

Scott Langlinais has dedicated over 20 years of his career as a CPA to fraud detection and investigation. Audit and finance professionals around the world have invited him in-house to assist with investigations and educate personnel about proper fraud detection, prevention, and response. Business leaders from emerging companies to Fortune 500’s, across most industries, have asked him to assess their environment, perform diagnostic tests to detect symptoms of wrongdoing, and design strategies to help defend the organization’s people, reputation, and assets. He has conducted investigations related to executive corruption, bribes & kickbacks, vendor overbilling & underperformance, and employee theft. He regularly reports his findings to Boards of Directors, has submitted his findings to law enforcement organizations such as the U.S. Secret Service, and has testified in court.

Mr. Langlinais employs sophisticated data analysis techniques to sift through system transactions and seek indicators of fraud. Using such techniques, he has helped companies recover millions of dollars from wrongdoing such as intentional overpayments to vendors, unbilled revenues, and corruption. He speaks regularly about his fraud detection and investigation experiences at conferences hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, State Auditors, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. The International Risk Management Institute has published several of his articles about fraud prevention.

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.
Through hands-on instruction, taught at an optimal learning pace, attendees will learn how to:
  • Understand Our role in Fraud Detection:
    • Mindsets that keep people from detecting fraud
    • A five-step approach for detecting symptoms early
  • Recognize What Can Go Wrong in Major Processes:
    • Common symptoms of fraud and how to detect them
    • Pitfalls and traps to avoid
  • Apply Data Analysis Techniques to Case Studies:
    • Building logical extractions to target symptoms of problems; identifying curious patterns; practical analyses for detecting violations of statistical laws
    • Fraud cases worth knowing, and what we can learn from them
    • How to build an effective data analysis testing plan for your environment
Audimation Services, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of the continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact: Jennifer Ellison, Training Services Manager at [email protected], 832-327-2067

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