Real-World Frauds Found in Governments

Description

Frauds in governments are as unique as government entities themselves. Through a comprehensive learning approach using examples, explanations of audit standards and informative case studies, learn about real-world government fraud, including cyber fraud, and your responsibilities when dealing with government fraud,. This course analyzes several unique frauds which occurred in the government sector.

Highlights

Misappropriation of assets External financial reporting Cyber fraud Management override Improper use of procurement cards

Objectives

Determine how interim fraudulent reporting may impact planned reliance on internal controls and any related audit procedures. Identify how personnel policies and procedures can be circumvented and lead to possible fraud or abuse. Apply topics discussed to form conclusions on indications of fraud, abuse, and weaknesses in internal control.

Designed For

Auditors and accounting and financial professionals of governmental entities



Leaders

Mark Conine

Mark currently serves as the President of Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA), where he is responsible for administering the programs of ADFA, the management and day-to-day coordination of all financial activities, including bond issuance and redemption administration and compliance, investment management, agency budget, financial statement issuance, and supervision of the accounting, finance, loan servicing and purchasing departments. He was previoulsy chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration at ADFA. Prior to joining ADFA Mark served for over 12 years as the Chief Financial Officer of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority (now a division of the ADFA). He has also served in Corporate Tax at Alltel Communications and practiced in the tax group of KPMG, LLP and Ernst & Young, LLP in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mark received a B.A. in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark enjoys serving as a continuing professional education instructor in the areas of fraud, ethics, data analytics, and identity theft for the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a frequent speaker at state and local CPE conferences. Mark was named the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants Mac Angel Discussion Leader for 2018. Mark gives back to his alma mater, Ouachita Baptist University, serving as a member of the Hickingbotham School of Business Alumni Board. Mark also serves on the Board of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation.