CPE for Government Auditors

An Auditor’s Responsibilities for Fraud in the Government Environment


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$145 includes self-study manual and online quiz for 11.5 hours of CPE credit.


“I love your classes. They are interesting to me and I like that I can understand them better than most other courses that I have taken because you put real life experiences in them.” – CPA, 2016

“I will have your list of questions to ask about fraud with my staff. It’s a really nice list.” -CPA in public practice, May 2015

“I like the examples. It makes the course seem to go by much faster than just reading through a bunch of regs.” -CPA in public practice, December 2014

“For a text that was almost 240 pages it was very easy to read. The use of real world examples throughout the chapters kept it interesting.” – Auditor, 2013

“I particularly liked the comparison of the investigator and the auditor. I teach auditing and found many ideas that I can use in my classes.” – College Professor, 2013

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The Yellow Book places responsibility on you, as an auditor, to design your audit to detect fraud. But what does fraud look like? What techniques can you use to find it? And how does it rear its ugly head in the government environment?

In this course, we will discuss the taxonomy of fraud as well as how to do your best to uncover it and document your work according to auditing standards. We will also explore recommendations that you can make to your clients to help them avoid fraud in the future.

Course objectives include:

  • Differentiate between auditing for fraud in the government environment and auditing for fraud in the commercial environment
  • Identify the fraud guidance available to you
  • Differentiate between auditors and investigators
  • Identify reportable conditions and bad behaviors based on auditing criteria
  • Define the due diligence procedures regarding fraud
  • Distinguish among your responsibilities for pursuing and for reporting the three reportable conditions
  • Define how to ask pointed questions of management, the audit committee, the internal audit director, and front line staff to unveil fraudulent activities in the workplace under AU-C Section 240
  • Identify techniques for easing into the uncomfortable fraud interview
  • Distinguish among the three parts of the classic fraud triangle
  • Identify common flaws in an organization that provide an opportunity for fraud to occur
  • Categorize the three main types of fraud by using the fraud tree
  • Distinguish between the four major types of corruption and their subcategories
  • Differentiate between schemes to misappropriate cash
  • Identify the major types of fraudulent disbursements
  • Recognize and name expense reimbursement schemes
  • Recognize and name payroll and compensation schemes
  • Identify how government statements can be fraudulently misstated
  • Identify what would motivate a government to misstate their financial statements
  • Identify the three major subcategories of nonfinancial fraudulent statements
  • Recognize elements of the internet fraud tree
  • Identify fraud risks regarding an audit subject using the fraud tree and the audit risk model
  • Recognize evidence as physical, documentary, and testimonial evidence, and preserve it for investigators
  • Select controls in the workplace to prevent fraud

Program level: Intermediate

NASBA Category of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

Advance preparation: One or more years of government auditing experience

Who should attend: Auditors

Prerequisites: None

Instructional method: Self-study text with online quiz. QAS SS

CPE Credit Hours: 11.5 This course qualifies for Yellow Book CPE credit.

About the Author(s): Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, CGAP

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