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Fraud Concepts – Understanding Fraudsters

  • ACCT/BK
  • CPA (CA)
  • CFF
  • CFE
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • CA - ICAEW
  • ACCA
  • MAFF
  • CBA/MCBA
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: November, 2021

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Fraud Life Cycle
    4 mins
  • Fraud Triangle
    11 mins
  • Motivator: Business Need
    20 mins
  • Motivator: Slippery Slope
    28 mins
  • The Three Largest Frauds
    44 mins

Course Description

This course is the introductory session to a series of fraud courses from Vic Hartman an FBI Special Agent of 25 years and fraud expert. The course explains why people commit fraud and why this information is essential to the effective prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud.

Frauds are perpetrated in dramatically different ways and the motivation to commit these frauds are equally diverse. This course provides instruction on the classification of frauds and pairs these frauds with common motivations.

Highlights of the webinar:

  • Why people commit fraud
  • Why reasons for committing fraud are essential to effective prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud
  • The classification of frauds
  • Associating common frauds with common motivations
  • Discussion of an investigation into Enron and WorldCom cases

Why you should attend this webinar?

The speaker, Vic Hartman, has personally dealt with fraudsters for over 30 years and uses real-life experiences to bring the material to life. This crucial webinar will provide knowledge, and in-turn, vital insights in aiding CPAs, auditors, and management with developing effective internal controls. It enables forensic accountants and investigators to effectively conduct interviews and interrogations.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the mindset of fraudsters
  • To distinguish between predatory and situational fraudsters
  • To recognize how fraud motivations vary by fraud classifications
  • To explore the fraud triangle and its limitations
  • To recall how emotions drive fraudulent behavior

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Auditors
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Master Analyst In Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper (ACCT./BK)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - ICAEW
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 1 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Victor Hartman, JD

Principal, The Hartman Firm, LLC

Vic Hartman is the Principal of The Hartman Firm, LLC. He is a veteran FBI Special Agent of 25 years, an attorney, CPA, author, professor, and practitioner. Vic specializes in internal investigations, forensic accounting, and fraud mitigation consulting.

He is the author of the book, The Honest Truth About Fraud. Vic wrote this book for an audience that includes corporate managers and forensic practitioners responsible for the prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud. He also uses the book in the classroom, webinars, and workshops where he speaks.

Vic is active in the forensic accounting and fraud examination community. He serves on Georgia Southern University’s Forensic Accounting Advisory Board. He teaches a master’s-level forensic accounting course at Georgia State University. He is a past two-term President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Vic provides continuing education presentations to both attorneys and CPAs on the topics of fraud, forensic accounting, and internal investigations. He is also the editor of the Fraud Column in New Perspectives, the professional journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors.

Vic is a graduate of Emory University’s School of Law. He is a licensed Attorney and CPA in the state of Georgia. He is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). His credentials include being Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner by the ACFE. He is member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and he previously served on the Board of Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta. Vic currently serves on the Atlanta Governing Board of the Office of Inspector General.

 

About Company

The Hartman Firm, LLC

hartmanfirm.com/

The Hartman Firm, LLC is a law firm and CPA firm based out of Atlanta, Georgia.

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