Principles of Fraud Detection

Study Level:  Basic
Delivery Method:  Online self-study
Provider of Record: WebCE
Field of Study: Auditing
Prerequisites or Advanced Preparation:  N/A

Course Description:

This course is intended to help auditors and other finance professionals learn to recognize and address risks of fraud, waste, and abuse in their areas of operation. Practical solutions are offered for weaving fraud detection and recognition into daily processes to maintain process flow while protecting against wrongdoing. The course addresses fraud occurring within the primary processes inherent in any organization, regardless of industry. Students will gain an understanding of how fraud affects every organization, and how to recognize and address the symptoms that will help them become more vigilant.

Learning Objectives:
Upon conclusion of this course, students will be able to: 
  • Recognize how their own beliefs and behaviors affect their ability to recognize and respond to symptoms of wrongdoing
  • Identify the most common effects of pronouncements and regulations on fraud prevention
  • Identify key factors in your own environment for fraud prevention and detection
  • Apply the five-step approach to fraud detection within their organization/clients
  • Identify common symptoms of fraud in any business, occurring both within the organization and against the organization from third parties:
  • Recognize what can go wrong within primary business processes
  • Identify and detect symptoms of wrongdoing within common process areas
  • Identify tools and techniques for remaining vigilant against fraud that can be communicated to your organization’s/client’s leadership team
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