This course is an introduction to the most common schemes used to manipulate an organization’s financial statements; also known as cooking the books. This course includes descriptions and examples of such schemes. We will also discuss the types of tests used to uncover this type of fraud.
Occupational fraud. Financial statement fraud. Cooking the books.
Internal and external auditors at all levels Accounting and accountability personnel at all levels Risk and compliance management personnel at all levels
Learn how the financial statements can be manipulated. Review case studies from real organizations that have perpetrated this type of fraud. Gain tools that management, CPAs, and auditors can use right away to detect financial statement fraud.
Samantha received BS (Texas Woman’s University) and MS (University of Texas at Dallas) degrees in accounting and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has served on the board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – Dallas Chapter at both the Director and Vice-President levels. In those roles she curated the speaker lineup for monthly chapter meetings and the chapter’s annual fraud conference. Samantha has been a Featured Member of the ACFE (August 2016) and was published in ACFE Insights in December 2017. Samantha shares her expertise in loyalty programs, account takeover fraud, and occupational fraud basics as a public speaker at numerous conferences and for professional organizations. She has worked with law enforcement to investigate credit card fraud rings and human trafficking. Samantha served in the United States Marine Corps at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, VA. She received a meritorious promotion and was gifted a hand-written letter and Battle Standard of the Marine Corps by General James L. Jones.
Samantha has been working in risk and control environments for 10 years and has led the fraud risk management program for a Fortune 200 company. She has expertise in leveraging data analytics for fraud detection, describing compelling narratives from complex data, and communicating effectively with all levels of leadership. Samantha Weeks works as a consultant based in Dallas, Texas. Samantha has worked in military intelligence, retail, internal audit, and fraud risk management. She has performed audits of accounts payable, cash balances, bank reconciliations, fuel, loyalty programs, expenses, procurement and supply chain processes, vendors, inventory, payroll, construction projects, and kick-back schemes. Account takeover fraud is her specialty which predominantly impacts the travel, hospitality, retail, and financial industries.
Non-Member Price $109.00
Member Price $79.00