Since 2015, the Anti-Fraud Collaboration has leveraged its successful series of webcasts by creating online self-study courses for corporate ethics training. These courses can be taken free of charge with the potential of earning up to two continuing professional education (CPE) credits per course. For those who do not need CPE but are interested in viewing the webcasts, click here to watch the videos on YouTube.

FREE-OF-CHARGE SELF-STUDY COURSES

Cost: Free
Event Date: December 3, 2019
Event Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern
CPE Credits: 1.5
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics (BE)
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Must have a basic understanding of corporate management, internal controls, corporate governance, fraud deterrence and detection.

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Leaders take seriously setting the right tone at the top of their organizations. Stakeholders who have a role in the financial reporting ecosystem may be focused on compliance violations or internal audit findings and may not be focused on what the results tell them about the organization’s culture of ethics and compliance. A culture assessment allows for early detection of warning signs and provides various stakeholders an opportunity to take action. This webcast, will highlight 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.

Learning Objectives

Gain insights into:

  • Defining culture
  • Evaluating and assessing culture
  • Determining actionable steps to implement that can strengthen a culture of ethics and compliance
  • Understanding key oversight responsibilities of financial reporting supply chain members in assessing corporate culture

Panelists [Bios]
Joe Dettmann, Ph.D., EY, Principal, People Advisory Services
Melody Jones, Founder, 32-80 Advisors, and Independent Board Director
Stacey Schabel, Jackson Holdings, LLC, Vice President & Chief Audit Executive
Caroline Sullivan, Moody’s Corporation, Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller

Moderator
Julie Bell Lindsay, Center for Audit Quality, Executive Director

 

 

 

Financial reporting fraud can prove costly for investors and other capital market stakeholders. This CPE course will explore the concepts included in Anti-Fraud Collaboration report, The Fraud-Resistant Organization: Tools, Traits, and Techniques to Deter and Detect Financial Reporting Fraud. The report takes a fresh look at best practices for fraud deterrence and detection, highlighting the critical importance of collaboration on this issue between and among the key players in the financial reporting supply chain. (January 2015)

Moderator:

  • Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality

Panelists:

  • Ken Daly, President & CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Karl Erhardt, Senior Vice President & General Auditor, MetLife
  • Tracy McBride, Vice President, Research and Accounting Policy, Financial Executives International
  • Rick Ueltschy, Managing Partner, U.S. Audit Services, Crowe Horwath LLP

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These days, most people understand the importance of the “tone at the top” and realize that a company’s financial reporting environment and culture can act as a strong deterrent to fraudulent financial reporting. But beyond the right “tone,” what else can be done? What additional steps can be taken to deter fraud or, if fraud should get a foothold, to stop it in its tracks? Identifying these additional steps is a tough challenge, but an analysis of prior SEC enforcement releases yields clues about fraud deterrence and detection that go right to the mechanics of a company’s system of internal control over financial reporting. In this CPE course, listen to a panel of experts discuss lessons learned from those SEC enforcement actions, and provide concrete, action-oriented steps that governance professionals can take. (July 2015)

Moderator:

  • Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality

Panelists:

  • Mary Ludford, Chief Audit Executive, Exelon Corporation
  • Margaret McGuire, Vice Chair, SEC Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force
  • Dan Sunderland, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Michael R. Young, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Some argue that corporate culture provides a more holistic and comprehensive view of the overall management philosophy and the control environment than many of the other widely-used industry metrics. The goal of this CPE course is to communicate the importance of corporate culture and how it impacts governance, risk, and compliance. Specifically, that corporate culture is the foundation on which the governance framework rests and if the culture is weak or if there is poor tone from the top the likelihood of financial reporting fraud increases. (December 2013)


Moderator:

  • Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality

Panelists:

  • Kathleen Edmond, Chief Ethics Officer, Best Buy
  • Suzanne M. Hopgood, President & CEO, The Hopgood Group, LLC
  • Michael R. Young, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP

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