Many small to medium sized companies do not properly address the risk that arises related to fraud because these organizations do not have the resources needed to mitigate this risk or because owners or those in top level management underestimate the scope of the issue. All organizations, regardless of size, must be aware of the risks associated with intentional fraudulent acts and know that a significant and effective fraud scheme could even create going concern issues for some entities. In this course, we delve into the reasons that fraud takes place. The material discusses the types of defalcations that are often executed against smaller entities and then explores measures that organizations can implement to help stop fraud activities and add security.
The reasons for fraud. Fraudulent acts that are initiated against smaller organizations. Methods to stop fraud attempts against small businesses.
Accounting and other business professionals with a need to understand small business fraud.
Identify reasons that employees and others that are internal to an organization choose to undertake fraudulent acts. Recall the factors that make smaller organizations attractive to those considering fraud. Recognize specific internal control measures that can help to reduce fraud activities executed against smaller and medium sized companies.
Karl Egnatoff, Taymes, LLC
Karl Egnatoff is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He has worked as a consultant, trainer and programmer related to financial and business technology projects for the past 20 years. Prior to this, Karl worked in public accounting as well as in private sector accounting for a period of approximately six years. He has been teaching group live and web-based continuing education for the past six years. In addition to being a CPA, he is also a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). Karl is a member of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Information Technology Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has also achieved a number of technology certifications including Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Certified Software Engineer (CSE) and Certified Integration Developer (CID). During the course of his career, Mr. Egnatoff has owned and operated a number of successful businesses. All of these were business technology entities that provided consulting and training services. The experience he garnered while with these organizations serves him now as he teaches continuing professional education in association with K2 Enterprises. Karl graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. During his time in college he participated in division I Cross County competing on the varsity squad. He was also on Marshall’s Track team. Karl and his wife Lana live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and have been married for twenty-four years. They have two grown sons, Jordan and Steven.
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