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Fraud Data Analytics Seminar

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May 15 - 17 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | Houston, TX
16340 Park Ten Place, Houston, TX 77084   View map


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Fraud Data Analytics Seminar

Fighting the costly problem of fraud requires a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical skill. Really, can’t have one without the other. Our instructors will help you understand fraud data analytics methodologies and provide you with hands-on instruction to apply IDEA in the right areas. This course offers a powerful combination of “why” and “how” that will enable you to quickly identify fraud within disbursements and payroll. We begin with proven methodologies for building a fraud data analytics plan, demonstrate how to use IDEA to build tests around the plan, and interpret the results. Our instructors will share real-world client examples, including real data sets to simulate how they used IDEA to successfully uncover common fraud schemes.

Course Level Intermediate
Length Two and half days (20 CPE)
Delivery Method Group Live Event
Event Time 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Third Day)
Prerequisites Participants should have completed CI101: IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 or an equivalent data analysis course and have knowledge of IDEA's functionality.

Leonard W. Vona, CPA, CFE

CEO, Fraud Auditing, Inc.
Leonard Vona has more than 30 years of diversified auditing and forensic accounting experience, including a distinguished 18-year private industry career. As the CEO of Fraud Auditing, Inc., Vona advises clients in areas of litigation support, financial investigations, fraud prevention and income taxes. He has successfully conducted more than 100 financial investigations for some of the largest high-profile corporations in the United States. The net result of his efforts has saved clients millions of dollars through recovery or defense strategies. His financial investigation experience includes embezzlement, economic damage, asset theft, bribery, intellectual property, and various disbursement schemes. Vona's trial experience is extensive, including appearances in federal and state courts. He is qualified as an expert witness, and has been cited in West law for successful use of circumstantial evidence. Vona lectures nationally and internationally on fraud risk assessments, fraud investigation, fraud prevention and detection, and fraud schemes perpetrated on companies. He regularly speaks at audit conferences and has developed the Fraud Training Curriculum for the MIS Training Institute, and has provided more than 1,000 days of fraud training to organizations around the world. He is on the faculty of the National Association of Fraud Examiners and previously on the faculty of Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has written the training course on Auditors Responsibility for Detecting Fraud - SAS99 used by CPA Societies across the country. He is also the author of Wiley Publishing's Fraud Risk Assessment: Building a Fraud Audit Program and The Fraud Audit: Responding to the Risk of Fraud in Core Business Systems

Carol Ursel, CPA, CIDA

Director of Training
Carol is widely recognized as an exceptional instructor, helping hundreds of professionals build their skills and confidence using data analytics. She joined Audimation Services in 1998 to establish the training department and shares her extensive knowledge of computer systems and data analysis techniques. As Director of Training, Carol develops and updates course curriculum, works with clients to customize content for on-site training and develops seminars and distance learning courses covering timely topics. Prior to joining Audimation Services, Carol was an accounting manager and audit coordinator for Cabot Oil & Gas and also worked in the audit department of Arthur Andersen. She is a graduate of Texas State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Texas Society of CPAs.
Through hands-on instruction, taught at an optimal learning pace, attendees will learn how to:

  • Test, filter and cleanse data to prepare it for analysis
  • Develop search routines within the master file and perform transaction testing
  • Apply data analytics for disbursement and payroll data to search for fraud schemes

Participants will leave this course with a deeper understanding of the methodology behind payroll and disbursement fraud schemes, plus gain proficiency in using IDEA to detect and prevent them.
NASBA CPE LogoAudimation 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:
CPAs may contact us by email at [email protected] to receive promotional materials containing details on the required elements of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

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