In this new century, financial statement fraud has increasingly become a serious problem for business, government, and investors.  Auditors, in particular, have been hit hard for their seeming inability to find fraud on a massive scale. This text illustrates:

  • Examinations of real-world frauds and practical tools and techniques for carrying out their antifraud responsibilities

  • Recommendations from the SEC Advisory Committee to reduce the complexity of the financial reporting process and improve the quality of financial reports

  • Emerging financial reporting and auditing initiatives, including movement toward IFRS and IAAS and the use of the XBRL reporting platform and

  • Corporate governance reforms in the post-SOX era

Its uncomplicated language illustrates theoretical and practical concepts to aid comprehension of complex financial reporting processes and exposure to a variety of fraudulent activities.

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Course Materials

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FunCPE Course #: 1062
Materials: Separate book purchase
Format: Interactive self-study
Subject: Accounting/Fraud
Exam questions:  Final-100
Passing score: 70% | Unlimited retakes
Prerequisites: None
Advance prep: None
Course level: Overview
Last reviewed/updated: 10/27/2010
Expiration: One year from enrollment

Learning objectives

To arm you with the investigative tools you need to detect–

  • Corporate cultures that incentivize dishonest practices,
  • Tricks companies use to exaggerate revenue and earnings,
  • Techniques devised by management to manipulate cash flow and
  • How acquisitions can be used to hide deterioration in the underlying business.