PNW Chapter Annual Fraud Conference - ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Dates/Times: Monday, September 14, 2020. The Conference begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends around 4:30 p.m.
The Conference will be held entirely online through Zoom. Meeting login information will be sent up to a week prior to the event.
There are 8 hours of Continuing Professional Education available to all who attend this event.
Speakers and Topics include:
Topic: Elder Financial Exploitation: America's Dark Secret
Elder financial exploitation impacts some the most vulnerable in our families and communities. In this session we will look at the potential financial impact to the victims and who is most likely to commit this unspeakable crime. We will review two real-world fraud cases and show you how to present the facts for a successful criminal/civil action.
Topic: Being an Expert Witness: Stories and How to Prepare
Learn the ins and outs of creating and marketing a successful expert witness consulting business.
Topic: Interviewing for Auditors
Your professional standards require you to consider the risk of fraud in an organization and to rely on interviews of management and staff to satisfy this requirement. In this course we will talk about the fact that just 4 percent of all frauds are discovered by external auditors, examine the reasons why those statistics are so low, and incorporate ways to bring more success to the informational interviews you conduct as an auditor or investigator. Attendees will learn what an “interview” is, how to overcome what Tiffany calls “The Scarlet Letter ‘A’” (A is for Auditor!), and learn the basics of verbal and nonverbal cues, structuring questions, and understanding the dynamics of setting up an appropriate interview setting.
Topic: AI, Information Technologies and Fraud Detection: Ethical Issues
Fraud investigations, by definition, involve the gathering, generation and analysis of information. Modern information technologies, like data mining algorithms and artificial intelligence driven data analytics, will increasingly become necessary tools for fraud examiners. In this session we will discuss some of the ethical concerns that arise in the use of such information technologies as integral pieces in successful fraud investigations.