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Fraud Deterrence & Detection Skills for Government Auditors and Managers

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Date(s): Aug 14, 2018 - Aug 15, 2018
Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Registration Fee: $379.00
Cancellation Date: Aug 07, 2018
City: Austin

Course Description

The fraud risk management expectations of government auditors and managers continue to grow. Legislators, the public and the press all expect that auditors and managers at all levels of government possess and can effectively deploy fraud prevention and detection expertise. But even very experienced government professionals acknowledge that handling wrongdoing, misconduct and fraud issues, while interesting, is an area of great uncertainty and risk.

This “how-to” seminar provides auditors and managers in government with the opportunity to enhance their fraud risk management skills in the areas of prevention and deterrence, early detection, and effective fraud incident response.

Potential CPE Credits: 16.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 16.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 16.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Classroom
Experience Level: ALL
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

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

  • Assist legislators and management with fraud prevention and detection
  • Create and maintain a business environment that is hostile to fraud
  • Identify and react to fraud exposures and risks
  • Detect misconduct, wrongdoing and fraud

Course Outline

  • The government professional’s role in fraud risk management
  • Fraud risks in misappropriation, results reporting, third-party relationships and technology
  • Fraud Prevention: helping management create an anti-fraud environment
  • Creating a fraud risk inventory for your organization
  • Three-step fraud detection for managers and auditors
  • Mapping fraud risks to audit program steps and internal controls
  • Fraud examples from government (and related red flags and indicators)
  • Special challenges in procurement and contracting (including P-Cards)
  • Helping management correct internal control weaknesses


No prerequisites required.


John Hall

John J. Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc. and the author of The Anti-Fraud Toolkit and the award-winning book “Do What You Can! Simple Steps – Extraordinary Results”


John specializes in skills training programs and conference presentations for CPAs, management groups, government and internal auditors, and professional associations. He also coaches business and audit professionals in how to increase their effectiveness, clarify and meet their business and personal goals, and move their careers forward.


Mr. Hall has 40 years of experience as a consultant, speaker, auditor and business owner. He has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting firms. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

John is a Certified Board Advisor and Managing Director of the Center for Strategic Business Integrity (


Meet John at Email John at

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. Coffee is available at $.25 a cup. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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