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Detecting Fraud in Payroll and Human Resources - September 30 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Sep 30, 2022 8:30 am

Payroll and Human Resources are heavy with policies, procedures, and tight controls in most companies due to their responsibility over substantial cash outflow. How, then, does a global airline suffer a $35 million payroll fraud? How does an administrative assistant receive $1.4 million in overtime not worked over 17 years? How do 700 clients of a payroll processing company lose their payroll funds for an entire pay cycle? How does a global investment bank end up in a foreign corrupt practices investigation from their hiring tendencies?

This hands-on session offers the tools necessary to detect such problems early. Building off of our Detecting Fraud Using Data Analysis course; we dive deeper into a specific process and add to our repertoire of data analysis techniques. Through hands-on exercises and case studies, you will reinforce your learning, and see fraud as we encounter it in the field.

 

  • Understand Our Role in Fraud Detection:
    • Mindsets that keep people from detecting fraud
    • A five-step approach to fraud detection
  • Recognize What Can Go Wrong in Payroll & Human Resources:
    • How to detect ghosts on the payroll, incentive-drive frauds, theft in time reporting, false recruiting, embezzlement of payroll funds, corrupt hiring practices, and the newer phishing scams targeting Human Resources
    • How to work with HR to create an environment hostile towards fraud
  • Apply Data Analysis Techniques to Case Studies:
    • Building logical extractions to target symptoms of problems; identifying curious patterns; practical analyses for detecting violations of statistical laws
    • Payroll and HR fraud cases worth knowing, how to analyze them, and how to build an effective ‘pre-mortem’ testing plan to avoid the same problems

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced Caseware IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Sep 30, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

Detecting Corruption - November 18 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Nov 18, 2022 8:30 am

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.

 

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

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced Caseware IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

Sharpen Your Forensic Audit Skills - October 28 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Oct 28, 2022 8:30 am

The real game-changer of incorporating data analytics is its ability to uncover anomalies that would otherwise go undetected. This interactive course digs into actual fraud cases
to present the logic and techniques forensic investigators utilize to detect buried systems within fraud schemes. Attendees will work together to answer strategic questions on how
to approach an investigation and solve cases using IDEA. Increase your proficiency in using IDEA to identify vulnerabilities and become the white knight in your organization.

 

The Instructor will provide downloadable data for use in class. Don’t use IDEA? A virtual interactive platform of IDEA software will be provided to you. IDEA runs in Windows and is not compatible with the Mac operating system.

 
Through hands-on instruction, taught at an optimal learning pace, attendees will learn how to:
 

  • Apply a 5-step approach for detecting fraud and other unethical behavior
  • Master the essential techniques in IDEA for detecting anomalies in data sets
  • Reinforce your techniques by studying real-life frauds and apply investigative techniques

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced Caseware IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Oct 28, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

Detecting Procurement Fraud in Capital Projects and Construction - December 16 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Dec 16, 2022 8:30 am

This hands-on session offers the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce losses in your organization on major projects, such as infrastructure construction or a system implementation. Companies have been bankrupted by major projects gone wrong, corrupt relationships between purchasing personnel and vendors have led to disastrous shortcuts in delivery, and unethical vendors understand how to circumvent your bidding and payment processes.

 

This hands-on session offers the tools necessary to detect these problems early. Building off of Detecting Fraud Using Data Analysis; we dive deeper into a specific process and add to our repertoire of data analysis techniques. Through hands-on exercises and case studies, you will reinforce your learning, and see fraud as we encounter it in the field.

 

Through hands-on instruction, taught at an optimal learning pace, attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand Our Role in Fraud Detection:
    • Mindsets that keep people from detecting fraud
    • A five-step approach to fraud detection
  • Recognize What Can Go Wrong in Capital Projects:
    • How to detect fraud within each of the seven major project phases
    • Sound methods for auditing & monitoring large contracts and major vendors
  • Apply Data Analysis Techniques to Case Studies:
    • Building logical extractions to target symptoms of problems; identifying curious patterns; practical analyses for detecting violations of statistical laws
    • Major project fraud cases worth knowing, how to analyze them, and how to build an effective ‘pre-mortem’ testing plan to avoid the same problems

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced Caseware IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

 

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English

Dec 16, 2022 - Dec 16, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

Data Cleansing Using IDEA - October 13 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Oct 13, 2022 10:00 am
Data analytic tools help auditors scale their audit tests over the entire data population with minimal or no increase in time and cost, generating analyses and evidence with laser precision. However, the output is only as good as the input. Data preparation is a critical step in the analysis process, one that can be time-consuming without proper know-how. Our expert instructor will walk you through the steps to import, cleanse, format and profile data to extract maximum value and deliver meaningful insights. Attendees will return to work with a better understanding of how to improve data quality in IDEA.

 

 

Upon completion of this course, users will be able to:

 

 

  • Understand why data quality is integral for professionals applying data analytics in their engagements
  • Learn techniques such as cleansing, formatting and profiling data to extract maximum value
  • Validate the data to ensure high levels of accuracy
  • Test data correctness, timeliness, relevance and completeness

 

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced Caseware IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Oct 13, 2022 - Oct 13, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

Analyzing Travel and Expense Fraud in IDEA -November 10 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Nov 10, 2022 10:00 am

Analyzing Travel & Expense Fraud in IDEA® is a half-day, hands-on workshop that will cover the entire process of T&E from start to finish, including how to work with key stakeholders,
creating recovery processes, modeling fraud behaviors, and executing testing procedures. Travel & Entertainment expenses are a critical focus of proactive fraud audits and it can result
in large recoveries and identification of potential losses. From fraud and abuse to clerical errors and loss prevention, this course will take you from novice to expert using IDEA to analyze T&E Expenses.
 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Determine scope and create information requests
  • Create essential relationships with accounting, legal, and corporate security
  • Understand real fraud examples and model data for them
  • Perform reasonableness checks on merchant data
  • Identify duplicates and questionable items
  • Identify explicit businesses
  • Perform risk-based exception testing
  • Create effective audit reports

 
Cancellation Policy:
You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced Caseware IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply.

Cancellations with a request for a refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

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English

Nov 10, 2022 - Nov 10, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

Analyzing Inventory in IDEA - December 8 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Dec 8, 2022 10:00 am

Analyzing Inventory in IDEA® is a half-day, instructor-led training that walks students through a case study where they are hired to perform an Inventory Review at Bright IDEAs, Inc. The auditor evaluates business and audit risks associated with Inventory and then reviews potential tests that can be used to address those risks. This case study includes audit testing to agree total inventory values, check adequacy and accuracy of inventory, assess the re-ordering system, and analyze profit margins and pricing. We will also utilize a portion of the IDEA Data Analysis Workbook for your reference.

 

 

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Import ASCII delimited files using field statistics and control totals to verify accuracy of import
  • Use equations to extract obsolete inventory items and negative quantities
  • Calculate usage ratios and months of inventory
  • Stratify inventory into bands
  • Calculate total provisions counts and value by location
  • Test accuracy of the reordering system
  • Analyze selling prices and inventory movements
  • Analyze profit margins

 

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced Caseware IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for a refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Dec 8, 2022 - Dec 8, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

Analyzing Accounts Payable in IDEA - October 6 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Oct 6, 2022 10:00 am

Analyzing Accounts Payable in IDEA® is a half-day, instructor-led case study that walks students through their role as an auditor hired to perform an Accounts Payable Audit and Fraud Investigation at Bright IDEAs, Inc. The auditor evaluates business and audit risks associated with AP and then reviews potential tests that can be used to address those risks. The case study includes a review of using IDEA to import data files, profile payments, extract unusual transactions, using Benford’s Law, join data files and much more. We will also utilize a portion of the IDEA Data Analysis Workbook for your reference.

 

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Extract unusual transactions including rounded amounts, cash, and zero dollar payments
  • Identify payments made above authorized transaction levels
  • Identify missing checks and payments with unusual timing
  • Detect invoices paid in irregular time frames
  • Find “after-the-fact” invoices
  • Identify payments made to unauthorized suppliers

 

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced Caseware IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Oct 6, 2022 - Oct 6, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

CIDA Exam Preparation – November 18 – Online

Level 2

Live, Online
Nov 18, 2022 8:30 am

Stand Out with the CIDA Certification

 

The IDEA® Data Analysis CIDA Exam Prep is a one-day course that will prepare you to take the Certified IDEA Data Analyst (CIDA) exam. A real world case study is utilized to simulate the style and content that is incorporated in the exam. We will review the core components of IDEA, such as importing, data profiling, testing for irregularities, creating new fields, and working with multiple files and large data sets. Additional tests and functions, and modern approaches, not covered in previous courses, will also be showcased.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

    • Import and reconcile project data
    • Profile and isolate payment data
    • Identify irregularities using Field Manipulation
    • Summarize and work with multiple files
    • Review of the Equation Editor and @Functions

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced Caseware IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for a refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

Building Complex Equations- November 17 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Nov 17, 2022 10:00 am
This 4 CPE course will teach the practice of using IDEA @functions and embedded equations to solve complex testing procedures.

 

 
After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Apply @functions to properly convert date information from character type
  • Differentiate between Boolean data type values when building equations
  • Apply @functions to extract quarterly information from a date field
  • Apply @functions function to filter information from a database
  • Identify and apply @functions that can be used to cleanse and normalize data
  • Select and apply @functions that can parse and filter specific date components in a date field
  • Identify and apply IDEA @functions that are used to perform field searches
  • Recognize the proper syntax for applying @functions for searching within a field
  • Recognize the @functions used in parsing data within character fields
  • Identify and apply @functions that can be used to find information through pattern matching
  • Identify and apply the proper syntax for building equations to match a pattern within a field

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced Caseware IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for a refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Nov 17, 2022 - Nov 17, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

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