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Detecting Procurement Fraud in Capital Projects and Construction - December 3 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Dec 3, 2021 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 3, 2021 - Dec 3, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 - December 7-8 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Dec 7, 2021 8:30 am
IDEA® Data Analysis Level 1 is a hands-on, two-day,comprehensive introductory course that will acquaint new users with the IDEA platform’s functionality and wide range of tools to simplify your daily workflow and deliver greater insights. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the software through a range exercises using sample data and will receive personalized support from the instructor – promoting improved competency of the content. Topics include, but are not limited to adding and manipulating fields, building equations, importing data, using multiple databases, reconciling data, identifying irregularities, isolating specific records, and sampling. Relevant real-world case studies will also be shared.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Understand the basic features and functionality of the IDEA platform
  • Determine what data is required, and how to obtain and import various types
  • Effectively manage and use multiple databases(append and join databases
  • Reconcile and examine data to search for outliers and potential fraud
  • Isolate specific records for further investigation
  • Profile data using stratification and summarization
  • Identify irregularities including Duplicate Key and Gap Detection
  • Apply commonly-used sampling techniques: systematic, random and stratified random
  • Build equations to add virtual fields, filter, sort,and match data, automate repeatable processes

 

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 7, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis

Level 1

LIVE, Online
Dec 8, 2021 11:00 am

The purpose of this two-day introductory course is to acquaint new users with the bulk of IDEA’s basic functionality and breadth of tools. Training is immediately hands-on, so participants have the opportunity to quickly interact with the software by completing exercises and case studies using sample data. Topics include manipulating and adding fields, building equations, importing data, using multiple databases, reconciling data, isolating specific records, identifying irregularities, sampling, and more.

Additional Notes:

You will be working within a virtual computer lab; you do not need IDEA installed in order to attend.
The use of two monitor screens is strongly recommended during your training course.
This is a live, instructor-led course, and attendance is required throughout the session.
Your trainer will send your login information one week prior to the course.

Cancellation Policy

CaseWare IDEA Inc. requires notice of cancellation no later than 10 business days before the training start date. If less than 10 business days’ notice is given, 50% of the training fee will be refunded up to three business days before the training start date. No refund is possible if notice of cancellation is received less than three business days before the training start date.

Please contact ideatraining@caseware.com with any questions.

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English

Dec 8, 2021 - Dec 9, 2021
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Eastern US

$1150 CAD

Analyzing Accounts Payable in IDEA - December 9 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Dec 9, 2021 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

Dec 9, 2021 - Dec 9, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis Level 2 - December 14 & 15 - Online

Level 2

Live, Online
Dec 14, 2021 8:30 am

Taking Your IDEA Skills to the Next Level

 

IDEA® Data Analysis Level 2 is a hands-on, two-day course, ideal for those who have completed the IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 training or already have a solid understanding of IDEA platform functionality. This training will cover more advanced principles, such as creating complex equations or criteria, automating tasks, and connecting databases. Topics include, but are not limited to, advanced imports, data profiling with Benford’s Law, advanced extractions, connecting multiple databases, advanced @functions, custom functions, and introduction to automation using IDEA.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

 

  • Handle difficult imports with greater confidence, speed and accuracy
  • Create advanced extractions and summarizations
  • Connect multiple databases to bring data together from different sources for analysis
  • Apply advanced @Functions to perform complex calculations and testing
  • Perform advanced data profiling using Benford’s Law
  • Automate processes/tasks by working with Visual Script and IDEAScripts
  • Access resources available from CaseWare for continued learning

 

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 14, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

IDEA Appliqué à l’audit

Level

Paris, France
Dec 14, 2021 9:00 am

Le but principal de cette formation de base est de vous faire connaitre les possibilités d’IDEA pour vous aider à atteindre pleinement vos objectifs d’audit. Au travers d’études de cas, vous intégrerez la connaissance des différentes fonctionnalités de l’outil IDEA.

Pour toute question, contactez francois.lienart@caseware.com
Pour vous inscrire, consultez https://www.casewareanalytics.fr/services/caseware-academy-3/

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Français

Dec 14, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Central European Time

$949 EUR

IDEA Data Analysis – Intro to IDEA – December 15 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Dec 15, 2021 10:00 am
 

Introduction to IDEA is a half-day, hands-on workshop that will provide an in-depth overview of the data analysis functionality within the platform including: indexing, summarizing, joining, and filtering. Attendees will first import and perform data verification as well as basic analysis of a general ledger file. Then, an accounts receivable file will be aged and assessed against an AR credit limit file. IDEA’s navigation, visualization capabilities and arsenal of online resources will also be covered to ensure your individual success following this course. We encourage you to complete the “Getting Started with IDEA” webinar prior to attending this course, as you will need to be familiar with IDEA’s basic features and functions.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

    • Create and set up projects
    • Navigate the IDEA File Explorer and Library
    • Import Excel files with multiple sheets
    • Use field statistics to verify and reconcile data
    • Summarize and Join Databases
    • Filter data and create extractions
    • Create new fields and basic equations
    • Age and Gap Detection
    • Simple duplicate detection and exclusion
    • Utilize Discover for data visualization
    • File documentation and history using Project overview
    • Resources available to IDEA customers

 

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 15, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

Analyzing Accounts Receivable In IDEA - December 16 - Online

Level

Live, Online
Dec 16, 2021 10:00 am

Analyzing Accounts Receivable in IDEA® is a half-day, instructor-led course that walks students through a case study where they were hired to perform an Accounts Receivable Audit at Bright IDEAs, Inc. The auditor evaluates business and audit risks associated with Accounts Payable and then reviews potential tests that can be used to address those risks. This training showcases how to utilize IDEA to verify totals, sampling, aging, identifying unusual AR transactions, and recalculating transactions. We will also use a portion of the IDEA Data Analysis Workbook for your reference.

 

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Import MS Access and print reports into IDEA
  • Use Field Stats and Control Totals to reconcile and validate data
  • Create new fields to identify and extract unusual AR transactions
  • AR Aging
  • Add comment fields
  • Create random samples
  • Analyze credit notes, account balances, and unauthorized accounts
  • Recalculate transactions

 

 

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

Dec 16, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

Sharpen your Forensic Audit Skills - December 17 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Dec 17, 2021 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.

 

 

Who should attend: Auditors, finance personnel, and investigators, who possess the unique ability to defend against fraud and protect their leaders from surprises.

 

 

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

Dec 17, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 - January 11-12 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Jan 11, 2022 8:30 am
IDEA® Data Analysis Level 1 is a hands-on, two-day,comprehensive introductory course that will acquaint new users with the IDEA platform’s functionality and wide range of tools to simplify your daily workflow and deliver greater insights. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the software through a range exercises using sample data and will receive personalized support from the instructor – promoting improved competency of the content. Topics include, but are not limited to adding and manipulating fields, building equations, importing data, using multiple databases, reconciling data, identifying irregularities, isolating specific records, and sampling. Relevant real-world case studies will also be shared.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Understand the basic features and functionality of the IDEA platform
  • Determine what data is required, and how to obtain and import various types
  • Effectively manage and use multiple databases(append and join databases
  • Reconcile and examine data to search for outliers and potential fraud
  • Isolate specific records for further investigation
  • Profile data using stratification and summarization
  • Identify irregularities including Duplicate Key and Gap Detection
  • Apply commonly-used sampling techniques: systematic, random and stratified random
  • Build equations to add virtual fields, filter, sort,and match data, automate repeatable processes

 

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

Jan 11, 2022 - Jan 12, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

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