The Detection and Prevention of Fraud in Financial Statements
This course is specifically designed to address issues concerning the detection and prevention of fraud in financial statements. The role of various government agencies such as the FBI and SEC are discussed including excerpts specific to fraud as reflected in laws and authoritative regulations (PCAOB, SOX, & Auditing Standards).

Course Publication Date: November 04, 2022

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active self study membership or all access membership or can be purchased for $40.00!

Author:Tyler Thompson CPA, EA
Course No:AUD-FRAUDSTMT-0122
Recommended CPE:4.00
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Level of Knowledge:Overview
Advanced Preparation:None
Recommended Field of Study:Auditing
Learning Objectives
  • Recall key responsibilities of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).
  • Recall key responsibilities of the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).
  • Recall details in connection with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the PCAOB.
  • Identify various auditing standards which address the prevention and detection of fraud in financial statements.
  • Recall various accountings gimmicks expressed by former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt in his “Numbers Game” Speech.
  • Recall which activities are associated with corporate insider “self-dealings”.
  • Identify examples of red flags which may indicate instances of fraudulent activity.
  • Identify the best deterrence against fraud.
  • Recall which characteristic is at the heart of most embezzlement cases.
  • Identify the three parts that make of the Fraud Triangle.

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