Principles of Fraud Detection


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 completion 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
  • 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
  • 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

Designed For

Property and casualty risk, safety, insurance, and finance professionals

Advanced Preparation


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