This course uses cases of three recent accounting frauds to demonstrate the importance of internal controls, management oversight by the board of directors, and an organizational emphasis on ethics in the prevention of fraud. It also examines the CPA auditor’s responsibility for internal controls and the prevention and detection of fraud as part of its work. The case studies utilized relate to Koss Corporation, Fair Finance Company, and Diamond Foods.
Recent Cases of Accounting Fraud. Motivations of fraud. Opportunity for fraud. Koss Corporation. Fair Finance Company. Diamond Foods.
CPAs, controllers, accountants, financing professionals, business owners, managers and others responsible for prevention, detection, or evaluation of potential fraud
Recognize the auditor’s responsibility for internal controls and fraud detection as part of its audit. Associate fraud with inadequate internal controls. Recognize the importance of independent board of directors and audit committee oversight in the prevention of fraud.
Joseph Helstrom, Western CPE
Joseph Helstrom, CPA, is a partner at CFO Resources, LLC, a company focused on training and courseware for CPAs. He’s also the owner of Mill Creek Publishing LLC. Joe has over 30 years of experience as a CPA in both public accounting and industry, with extensive experience in financial reporting and analysis, treasury, tax, information technology, legal and regulatory matters, and strategic planning.
After graduation from Butler University with a degree in accounting, Joe got his start at Ernst & Young. Subsequent to that, he has served for several different companies as a chief financial officer; director of treasury and tax; controller; and manager of financial planning, reporting, and analysis.
Joe and his wife, Patricia McCarthy, produce self-study courses for Western CPE and have published articles in Missouri and Texas CPA society publications titled “Incorporating Excel Arrays into Your Audit Plan.”
Non-Member Price $33.00
Member Price $29.00