The CAQ’s Julie Bell Lindsay, Executive Director, interviews Grant Thornton’s CEO, Brad Preber, to explore the impact of COVID-19 on fraud. Watch this webisode to learn about emerging fraud and cyber risks, the CAREs Act, different types of fraud schemes, and how members of the financial reporting supply chain each have a responsibility in mitigating fraud risk.

The CAQ’s Margot Cella, Vice President, Research and Anti-Fraud Initiatives, interviews Azlo’s Senior Director of Compliance and Internal Control, Dana Lawrence, to explore the pervasiveness of big data and its data ethics and governance implications during the COVID-19 crisis.

How can public companies mitigate fraud risk in times of uncertainty? The CAQ’s Margot Cella joins Holly Tucker, Partner at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services for a panel discussion at the 2020 ECI IMPACT Conference.

Margot Cella, Vice President, Research and Anti-Fraud Initiatives at the CAQ sits down with Stephen Rivera, Vice President, Global Technical Accounting Advisory Services & Policy at Johnson & Johnson on this episode of Anti-Fraud in Action, to discuss ethical culture and diversity during a crisis.

This Anti-Fraud Collaboration webcast highlights leading practices that bring together qualitative and quantitative data that exist within an organization, coupled with key information that companies should collect and monitor to contribute to a robust culture assessment.

Featuring a panel of top experts, this July 2018 webcast from the Anti-Fraud Collaboration explored the potential implications for fraud risk when it comes to the use of financial measures, presented outside the audited financial statements, that do not conform to US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Slides for this webcast are available here.

MODERATOR:
Cindy Fornelli, Center for Audit Quality, Executive Director

PANELISTS:
Phil Billington, HCA, Vice President, Internal Audit
Heather Dixon, AETNA, VP, Controller and Chief Accounting officer
Keith Higgins, Ropes & Gray LLP, Chair, Securities and Governance Practice
Serena I. Wolfe, Ernst & Young LLP, Partner

Sound corporate culture is a cornerstone of fraud deterrence and detection. This December 2017 webcast, hosted by the Anti-Fraud Collaboration, highlights leading practices on assessing and strengthening a company’s corporate culture. Hear from an expert panel, who share actionable recommendations that organizations can implement to deter fraud and misconduct. The panel also addresses oversight responsibilities of audit committee members, company management, and internal auditors. Expanding on insights contained in a 2017 National Association of Corporate Directors Blue Ribbon Commission report, Culture as a Corporate Asset, the webcast covers how culture impacts strategy, risk, and performance.

Slides for this webcast are available for download here.

MODERATOR:
Cindy Fornelli, Center for Audit Quality, Executive Director

PANELISTS:
Mark Carawan, Citigroup, Chief Compliance Officer
Brenda J. Gaines, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Audit Committee Chair
Gilly Lord, PwC, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Audit Strategy & Transformation
Paul L. Walker, St. John’s University, Schiro/Zurick Chair in Enterprise Risk Management

The Anti-Fraud Collaboration has developed six short video vignettes for use with the LDC Cloud Systems Case Study. In each vignette, actors reenact several interactions selected from the case study. The videos do not provide information beyond that found in the case. Rather, they aim to enable discussion participants to see certain material in a new light and allow the discussion leader to emphasize certain aspects of the case in the classroom.

Effective accounting policies and internal controls are key for stemming fraud and reducing the number of financial restatements. So how can companies improve in these two areas? Hosted by the Anti-Fraud Collaboration, this July 2017 webcast highlights leading-practice recommendations from top company executives, corporate directors, and auditors. The webcast also outlines the importance of creating accounting policies and controls, crafted through risk-based evaluations, that can be easily understood by non-accountants. Expanding on insights contained in a 2017 Anti-Fraud Collaboration report—Addressing Challenges for Highly Subjective and Complex Accounting Areas—the webcast’s panelists include experts from across the financial reporting supply chain. They discuss how successful companies utilize strong accounting policies to deter and detect fraud while providing actionable recommendations that each supply chain member can bring to their organizations.

MODERATOR

  • Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality

PANELISTS

  • Brian T. Croteau, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Karl Erhardt, Executive Vice President and the Chief Auditor, MetLife
  • Suzanne Hopgood, President and CEO, The Hopgood Group
  • Linda Zukauckas, EVP and Corporate Controller, American Express