Regardless of the level of service we provide for our clients, they and the public believe that one of our responsibilities is fraud detection. If you're associated with financial statements, then that potential responsibility is often perceived as being even greater. In addition, every entity including your CPA firms, the companies you work for and your clients may all be potential fraud victims. Most fraud is committed by desperate individuals who will go out of their way to cover their tracks, yet fraud is largely preventable and can be more readily detected when less conventional approaches are applied.
This course explores fraud from the perspective of those who commit it, what motivates them and how internal controls can be designed to address the motivation. In addition, we'll address the signs of fraud and means by which the risk of fraud particularly fraudulent misstatement of financial information can be more narrowly identified for the purpose of developing more focused control activities and audit procedures.
Determine and implement the concepts embodied in the AICPA audit risk assessment model as it pertains to fraud.
Identify how the Clarity Standards have confirmed integration of fraud into the risk assessment requirements.
Recognize the concept of the fraud triangle.
Differentiate between the auditor's required response for material versus immaterial fraud risks.
Identify risks of material misstatement due to fraud, and select appropriate or required further audit procedures.
Integrating fraud into the audit risk assessment model.
Assessing and responding to the risk of material misstatement resulting from fraud.
What to do when your engagement team stumbles upon fraud while conducting an engagement.
Evaluating the appropriateness of internal controls design, specifically as it relates to fraud prevention and detection.
Documentation methods related to fraud risk assessments and corresponding responses.
Individuals responsible for planning or conducting audit engagements, and practitioners and those in industry desiring to understand current fraud-related audit requirements.
Advanced Prep: None
Speaker: Thomas E. Noce, CPA, CFE
Field of Study: Accounting & Auditing
CPE Credit: 4 Hours
Meet the Speaker:
Thomas E. Noce, CPA, CFE, PFP, is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in accounting. Mr. Noce began his career with a large local accounting firm in New Jersey, where he concentrated in auditing and accounting for non-profit organizations and government related agencies. In 1985, he joined a Palm Springs firm where he was a shareholder from 1995 to 2003. In 2003, Mr. Noce opened his own practice in Palm Springs. His professional experience includes a variety of clients, including tribal entities, hotels, real estate, construction, homeowners associations, country clubs, non-profit organizations and others. His current practice emphasis focuses on tax and accounting issues related primarily to the real estate and hospitality industries. He also performs special engagements dealing with internal controls and fraud prevention and detection. Mr. Noce has authored and taught a number of courses for the CalCPA Education Foundation and chaired the Foundation's first two Fraud Conferences, as well as two Audit and Accounting Conferences. In 2004 and 2010 he received the Foundation's Award for Instructor Excellence. Currently, Mr. Noce presents six courses for the Foundation in the areas of Fraud, Audit and Accounting Standards and Risk-Based Auditing.