This one-day class is designed principally for Accountants of all levels as well as those in Management. The focus of the class will concern a review of common types of fraud, their increased occurrence, an understanding of the prevalence of fraud, how organizations are responding to this problem, and how and organization goes about developing a successful fraud prevention program. The class will include a discussion of fraud deterrence methods, including techniques to strengthen internal controls to prevent fraud as well as steps and processes used in detecting fraud. Participants will be exposed to the use of various internal control items such as COSO as well as how to investigate internal fraud, and the use of various interviewing techniques. Participants in this program will gain useful insight into:
- The high cost of fraud
- Various methodologies for detecting and preventing fraud
- How to distinguish between perpetrators and the victims
- Understanding the characteristics and demographics of those who commit fraud
- Preventing fraud and understand how to develop a successful fraud prevention program
Meet the Instructor
Rod Ballard is a CPA and a partner with the Utility Consulting Group of Jackson Thornton & Co. P.C., Montgomery, Alabama. He has over twenty years of work experience in the utility industry. Rod has a bachelor ofscience in accounting, and masters of business administration, with a concentration in accounting, from Troy State University. Rod has performed auditing, tax and management advisory services for telephone and electric industry clients throughout the Southeast. In addition, he has delivered a wide range of utility specific accounting training programs for Continuum Education + Training for national groups, statewide associations, and individual utilities. He regularly performs cost separation studies, strategic planning, regulatory filings and business segment planning for his clients in addition to traditional accounting and auditing. Rod holds certifications in several accounting specific areas.
The tuition for this course is $295 per participant and includes course materials and lunch. Your cooperative will be invoiced upon completion of the course. If you have any additional questions, please contact Lauren Dodson at firstname.lastname@example.org.