Planning and Preparing for a Successful Fraud Examination

Planning and Preparing for a Successful Fraud Examination
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Planning and Preparing for a Successful Fraud Examination


When an allegation of fraud is made, the first steps you take are critical to the investigation. Are you ready to respond? 

This course explores the first steps that you should take when an allegation of fraud is brought forward. From developing a response plan to building your fraud examination team and conducting interviews, this course will help you to respond quickly, efficiently and effectively when an allegation of fraud is received.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Strategies for organizing a fraud examination
  • Best practices for planning for interviews
  • How to build a fraud examination team
  • How to develop a fraud response plan



You Will Learn How To:

Ascertain strategies for organizing a fraud investigation

Determine factors to consider when planning for interviews

Discern legal and other considerations relevant to a fraud examination

Evaluate the next actions after finding evidence of fraud

Identify steps for selecting and managing a fraud examination team

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Introduction
Lesson 2 Developing a Response Plan
Lesson 3 Building the Fraud Examination Team
Lesson 4 Developing an Investigation Plan
Lesson 5 Planning to Collect Evidence
Lesson 6 Planning for Interviews
Lesson 7 Planning for the Report

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 3
NASBA Information: Specialized Knowledge
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: January 2021
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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  • Internet access: High-speed connection recommended
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