The Anti-Fraud Collaboration offers a wide range of free CPE self-study online courses. These courses are currently in the process of being updated to meet new policy requirements. Visit this page in Fall 2020 for new free CPE courses.

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This free webcast, hosted by the Anti-Fraud Collaboration, promotes the importance of skepticism and how it can be critical in detecting fraud or error during the financial reporting process. A panel comprised of financial reporting supply chain members provides practical insights into how to enhance skepticism while overcoming biases, managing the risks of emerging technologies, and emerging from a crisis. Hear from an expert panel, who will share actionable insights into enhancing skepticism:

  • Brian Wilson, Vice President, Corporate Controller of MyEyeDr.
  • Julie Vichot, Audit Partner of Deloitte
  • Nancy Haig, Chair of the North American Board of The IIA
  • Julie Bell Lindsay, Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality.

Read the Anti-Fraud Collaboration’s complementary report on Skepticism in Practice.

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.

Despite numerous other challenges faced by companies during one of the most disruptive times in recent decades, cybersecurity remains top of mind for businesses as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This post, part of an emerging technology series from the Anti-Fraud Collaboration, examines the implications of cybercrime during the crisis.

The Anti-Fraud Collaboration is pleased to send you the second issue of our newsletter that includes updates on the various resources and programs we developed in Q3 2020.

Use skepticism to fight fraud

Our new report, Skepticism in Practice, explores the importance of more critically assessing the potential for fraud and examining certain biases that can leave organizations vulnerable to deceptive activities and misconduct. The report provides tools and techniques needed to shift organizations toward a better balance between trust and skepticism as it relates to fraud and other important considerations.

Read the full report here.

Watch the latest Anti-Fraud in Action webisodes

Missed a webisode? Watch the entire series here.

Regulatory engagement on fraud, technology, and the expectation gap

CAQ’s Senior Manager of Anti-Fraud Initiatives, Lucy Wang, and Professional Practice Fellow, Yuri Zwick, participated in two IAASB-facilitated roundtable discussions that focused on:

  • Fraud in the Digital Age: Explores new vulnerabilities and fraud risks auditors should consider; new and emerging technology used to detect fraud; current trends in how frauds are perpetrated using technology; and challenges presented by technology in relation to fraud.
  • Narrowing the Gap: Fraud and Going Concern: The main causes of differences between public perception and auditor’s responsibilities with regard to fraud and going concern in audits of financial statements; and what can be done across the external reporting ecosystem to address these differences.

Interested in learning more? Click on the topics to view the discussions, and send us your questions or comments.

Free CPE self-study courses

The Anti-Fraud Collaboration’s webcasts on corporate culture are now available as free CPE self-study courses from the AICPA.

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