Fraud: Essential Audit Tools and Techniques | FRAUD4OD14

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Individuals responsible for planning or conducting audit engagements, and practitioners and those in industry desiring to understand current fraud-related audit requirements.
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4.00 CPE
Description :
Currently, when an audit is performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, a high level of assurance is provided that the financial statements are free of material misstatement whether caused by fraud or error. Fraud is pervasive. It's not only critical that auditors familiarize themselves with current procedural, performance and documentation standards related to fraud, but they also must be prepared to respond appropriately when fraud is uncovered. This course will provide an overview of the general concepts of risk assessment required by current professional standards. In addition, the course will include an in-depth review discussion of the specific, fraud-related requirements—including changes resulting from the ACPA Audit Standards Board's Clarity Standards. Originally presented July 18, 2014. Note: There is a minimum passing rate of 70% for this course.
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  • Determine and implement the concepts embodied in the AICPA audit risk assessment model as it pertains to fraud.
  • Identify how the Clarity Standards have confirmed integration of fraud into the risk assessment requirements.
  • Recognize the concept of the fraud triangle.
  • Differentiate between the auditor's required response for material versus immaterial fraud risks.
  • Identify risks of material misstatement due to fraud, and select appropriate or required further audit procedures.
Major Topics :
  • Integrating fraud into the audit risk assessment model
  • Assessing and responding to the risk of material misstatement resulting from fraud
  • What to do when your engagement team stumbles upon fraud while conducting an engagement
  • Evaluating the appropriateness of internal controls design specifically as it relates to fraud prevention and detection
  • Documentation methods related to fraud risk assessments and corresponding response
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About the Author :
Noce Thomas E - <p>Tom Noce is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in accounting. Noce began his career with a large local accounting firm in New Jersey, where he concentrated in auditing and accounting for non-profit organizations and government related agencies. In 1985, he joined a Palm Springs firm where he was a shareholder from 1995 to 2003. In 2003, Noce opened his own practice in Palm Springs. His professional experience includes a variety of clients, including tribal entities, hotels, real estate, construction, homeowners’ associations, country clubs, non-profit organizations and others. His current practice emphasis focuses on tax and accounting issues related primarily to the real estate and hospitality industries. He also performs special engagements dealing with internal controls and fraud prevention and detection. Noce has authored and taught a number of courses for the CalCPA Education Foundation and chaired its first two fraud conferences as well as two audit and accounting conferences. In 2004 and 2010 he received the Foundation’s Award for Instructor Excellence. Currently, Noce presents six courses for the Foundation in the areas of fraud, audit and accounting standards and risk-based auditing.</p>