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Fraud Risk Management in Expense Reimbursement, Purchasing Cards & Time Reporting

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Date(s): May 03, 2021 - May 04, 2021
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Registration Fee: $249.00
Cancellation Date: Apr 21, 2021
Location: Online

Course Description

‘Systemic fraud’ involves everyday transactions where the opportunity to cheat simply can’t be prevented. “Death by a thousand paper cuts” rather than a major risk that can stall or kill organizational Fraud Prevention efforts.


In this program we’ll build an effective response to systemic fraud. We’ll use real-world examples from travel and entertainment expense reimbursement, purchasing and credit card transactions, time reporting, and similar everyday small dollar events. We’ll highlight the power of data mining and analytics in these larger populations of small dollar transactions.


Potential CPE Credits: 8.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 8.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 8.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: INTERMEDIATE
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this facilitated case study course, participants will be able to:

         Discover what can go wrong and the related red flags in these nuisance systemic fraud areas

         Identify the three specific steps required to deter small-dollar systemic fraud

         Recognize the opportunities for data mining, monitoring and analytics

         Explore the need to quantify existing losses in order to build management support for action in these everyday risk areas

         Build the easy action steps approvers could make in their daily behaviors to minimize the opportunity for similar events ‘on their watch’


         Define MACRO, Micro and Systemic fraud risks

         Fraud schemes, red flags and action steps in expense reimbursement

         Fraud schemes, red flags and action steps in P-Card & Credit Card transactions

         Fraud schemes, red flags and action steps in time reporting by employees and contractors

         Effective detection using data analysis and monitoring

         Effective prevention in these common systemic fraud areas

         Suggestion on incident response in these small-dollar high-exposure areas



None. A working knowledge of auditing, accounting, risk management, and/or internal controls is helpful but not required.

Government Hours: 4.23(u)



John Hall

John J. Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc. and the author of The Anti-Fraud Toolkit and the award-winning book “Do What You Can! Simple Steps – Extraordinary Results”


John specializes in skills training programs and conference presentations for CPAs, management groups, government and internal auditors, and professional associations. He also coaches business and audit professionals in how to increase their effectiveness, clarify and meet their business and personal goals, and move their careers forward.


Mr. Hall has 40 years of experience as a consultant, speaker, auditor and business owner. He has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting firms. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

John is a Certified Board Advisor and Managing Director of the Center for Strategic Business Integrity (


Meet John at Email John at

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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