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FA101: Detecting Fraud Using Data Analysis

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Jul 28, 2022 - Jul 28, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM CST | Live Online | 8 CPE
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This tactical workshop delves into specific methods for auditors, investigators, and finance professionals to highlight symptoms of problems across all company processes. Learn how to apply data analysis skills to effectively test one hundred percent of a transaction population and achieve a positive return-on investment for your organization. Who should attend: Auditors, Investigators, Accounting Professionals. This workshop is not about what buttons to click; it is about strategies employed through the use of data analysis. Also, the workshop is software-neutral, meaning participants will benefit whether they use IDEA, ACL, SQL queries, or simply Excel and Access. The instructor will demonstrate techniques that can be handled by all of the programs.
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:
  • Overcome mindsets that prevent us from properly addressing fraud
  • Apply a consistent methodology for fraud detection
  • Employ data analysis techniques used to successfully detect fraud
  • Blend traditional methods of auditing with data analysis techniques
  • Incorporate data analysis techniques into routine daily activities to improve detective controls
  • Avoid common pitfalls related to data analysis
  • Apply data analysis to audits of process areas common to all organizations
  • Use data analysis to test 100% of a population instead of a sample
  • Apply lessons from case studies to your own unique 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: Sarah Davies, Training Services Administrator [email protected] 832-327-2067

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