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Fraud Deterrence & Detection Skills for Government Auditors and Managers

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Date(s): Aug 07, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019
Time: 8:15AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $379.00
Cancellation Date: Jul 31, 2019
City: Austin

Course Description

In this “how-to” seminar, auditors and managers in government will learn proven actions to prevent, deter and quickly detect wrongdoing and fraud in their operations and audits.

The program will make heavy use of real world examples and cases from government. Participants will have opportunity to brainstorm in small discussion groups throughout the two-day program. Two comprehensive case studies are included.

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: Live
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
  • Identify fraud exposures and risks
  • Detect fraud and misconduct
  • Handle fraud incidents


Course Outline

  • The government professional’s role in fraud risk management
  • Special anti-fraud challenges from governmental operations and programs
  • Eight important fraud deterrence steps
  • Fraud Prevention: helping management create an anti-fraud environment
  • Building fraud risk assessment into everyday planning
  • Creating a fraud risk inventory for your organization
  • Mapping fraud risks to audit program steps and internal controls
  • Detection procedures for government auditors and managers
  • Fraud examples from government (and related red flags and indicators)
  • Handling implicit challenges in procurement and contracting (including P-Cards)
  • Lessons and actions from real-world fraud cases in government


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. 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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