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FA105: Detecting Corruption

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Jun 25, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 | 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM CST | Live Online | 8 CPE
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This course reviews the analysis and investigation of bribery, corruption, self-dealing. Learn how officials and purchasing personnel employ and conceal corrupt activities, how psychological powers of authority suppress inquiries, and how organizations can overcome challenges. Through case studies and exercises, we will examine how government organizations successfully defend against corrupt behavior.

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

Length One Day (8 CPE)
Field of Study Acounting, Auditing
Delivery Method Group Live-Internet Based
Prerequisites Intermediate; 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 people from detecting corruption
  • Apply a consistent methodology for problem detection
  • Identify what can go wrong: side deals, kickbacks, conflicts of interest, and pay-to-play
  • Recognize common symptoms of corruption
  • Look for problems in books and records
  • Avoid common pitfalls
  • Recognize abuse of authority and the power of gifts & entertainment
  • Apply techniques successfully used by other organizations to defend against corruption
  • Apply lessons from case studies to your own 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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