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Review of Financial Accounting and Detecting Fraud Training

BMC Training provides a training course in Review of Financial Accounting and Detecting Fraud in Finance , Accounting and Budgeting

Course Title
Venue
Start Date
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  • Kuala Lumpur
    14 - 6 - 2020
    18 - 6 - 2020
  • Rome
    14 - 6 - 2020
    18 - 6 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    14 - 6 - 2020
    18 - 6 - 2020
  • Zurich
    14 - 6 - 2020
    18 - 6 - 2020
  • London
    21 - 6 - 2020
    25 - 6 - 2020
  • Madrid
    21 - 6 - 2020
    25 - 6 - 2020
  • Munich
    21 - 6 - 2020
    25 - 6 - 2020
  • Berlin
    21 - 6 - 2020
    25 - 6 - 2020
  • New York
    21 - 6 - 2020
    25 - 6 - 2020
  • Dubai
    28 - 6 - 2020
    2 - 7 - 2020
  • Paris
    28 - 6 - 2020
    2 - 7 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    28 - 6 - 2020
    2 - 7 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    7 - 6 - 2020
    11 - 6 - 2020
  • Bali
    7 - 6 - 2020
    11 - 6 - 2020
  • Singapore
    7 - 6 - 2020
    11 - 6 - 2020
  • Washington
    7 - 6 - 2020
    11 - 6 - 2020
  • London
    5 - 7 - 2020
    9 - 7 - 2020
  • Madrid
    5 - 7 - 2020
    9 - 7 - 2020
  • Munich
    5 - 7 - 2020
    9 - 7 - 2020
  • Berlin
    5 - 7 - 2020
    9 - 7 - 2020
  • New York
    5 - 7 - 2020
    9 - 7 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    12 - 7 - 2020
    16 - 7 - 2020
  • Bali
    12 - 7 - 2020
    16 - 7 - 2020
  • Singapore
    12 - 7 - 2020
    16 - 7 - 2020
  • Washington
    12 - 7 - 2020
    16 - 7 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • Bali
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • Singapore
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • Washington
    19 - 7 - 2020
    23 - 7 - 2020
  • Dubai
    26 - 7 - 2020
    30 - 7 - 2020
  • Paris
    26 - 7 - 2020
    30 - 7 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    26 - 7 - 2020
    30 - 7 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • Rome
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • Zurich
    2 - 8 - 2020
    6 - 8 - 2020
  • London
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • Madrid
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • Munich
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • Berlin
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • New York
    9 - 8 - 2020
    13 - 8 - 2020
  • Dubai
    16 - 8 - 2020
    20 - 8 - 2020
  • Paris
    16 - 8 - 2020
    20 - 8 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    16 - 8 - 2020
    20 - 8 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Bali
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Singapore
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • Washington
    23 - 8 - 2020
    27 - 8 - 2020
  • London
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Madrid
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Munich
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Berlin
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • New York
    27 - 9 - 2020
    1 - 10 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • Bali
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • Singapore
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • Washington
    6 - 9 - 2020
    10 - 9 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Rome
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Zurich
    13 - 9 - 2020
    17 - 9 - 2020
  • Dubai
    20 - 9 - 2020
    24 - 9 - 2020
  • Paris
    20 - 9 - 2020
    24 - 9 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    20 - 9 - 2020
    24 - 9 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    18 - 10 - 2020
    22 - 10 - 2020
  • Rome
    18 - 10 - 2020
    22 - 10 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    18 - 10 - 2020
    22 - 10 - 2020
  • Zurich
    18 - 10 - 2020
    22 - 10 - 2020
  • London
    25 - 10 - 2020
    29 - 10 - 2020
  • Madrid
    25 - 10 - 2020
    29 - 10 - 2020
  • Munich
    25 - 10 - 2020
    29 - 10 - 2020
  • Berlin
    25 - 10 - 2020
    29 - 10 - 2020
  • New York
    25 - 10 - 2020
    29 - 10 - 2020
  • Dubai
    4 - 10 - 2020
    8 - 10 - 2020
  • Paris
    4 - 10 - 2020
    8 - 10 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    4 - 10 - 2020
    8 - 10 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    11 - 10 - 2020
    15 - 10 - 2020
  • Bali
    11 - 10 - 2020
    15 - 10 - 2020
  • Singapore
    11 - 10 - 2020
    15 - 10 - 2020
  • Washington
    11 - 10 - 2020
    15 - 10 - 2020
  • London
    15 - 11 - 2020
    19 - 11 - 2020
  • Madrid
    15 - 11 - 2020
    19 - 11 - 2020
  • Munich
    15 - 11 - 2020
    19 - 11 - 2020
  • Berlin
    15 - 11 - 2020
    19 - 11 - 2020
  • New York
    15 - 11 - 2020
    19 - 11 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    22 - 11 - 2020
    26 - 11 - 2020
  • Bali
    22 - 11 - 2020
    26 - 11 - 2020
  • Singapore
    22 - 11 - 2020
    26 - 11 - 2020
  • Washington
    22 - 11 - 2020
    26 - 11 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    1 - 11 - 2020
    5 - 11 - 2020
  • Rome
    1 - 11 - 2020
    5 - 11 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    1 - 11 - 2020
    5 - 11 - 2020
  • Zurich
    1 - 11 - 2020
    5 - 11 - 2020
  • Dubai
    8 - 11 - 2020
    12 - 11 - 2020
  • Paris
    8 - 11 - 2020
    12 - 11 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    8 - 11 - 2020
    12 - 11 - 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur
    20 - 12 - 2020
    24 - 12 - 2020
  • Rome
    20 - 12 - 2020
    24 - 12 - 2020
  • Barcelona
    20 - 12 - 2020
    24 - 12 - 2020
  • Zurich
    20 - 12 - 2020
    24 - 12 - 2020
  • London
    27 - 12 - 2020
    31 - 12 - 2020
  • Madrid
    27 - 12 - 2020
    31 - 12 - 2020
  • Munich
    27 - 12 - 2020
    31 - 12 - 2020
  • Berlin
    27 - 12 - 2020
    31 - 12 - 2020
  • New York
    27 - 12 - 2020
    31 - 12 - 2020
  • Dubai
    13 - 12 - 2020
    17 - 12 - 2020
  • Paris
    13 - 12 - 2020
    17 - 12 - 2020
  • Hong Kong
    13 - 12 - 2020
    17 - 12 - 2020
  • Istanbul
    6 - 12 - 2020
    10 - 12 - 2020
  • Bali
    6 - 12 - 2020
    10 - 12 - 2020
  • Singapore
    6 - 12 - 2020
    10 - 12 - 2020
  • Washington
    6 - 12 - 2020
    10 - 12 - 2020

Intorduction

Fraud, including accounting fraud, accounts for significant activity by the criminal classes and this seminar sets out to explain what accounting fraud is, how it can be detected and therefore how it might be prevented.

A large emphasis of this programme is quantitative since accounting is a quantitative subject and auditors and others need a quantitative perspective on their work.

The cases and data coming from the Oil and Gas Industry will be used at relevant places in the seminar. Delegates are highly encouraged to be ready to discuss their own concerns although it is appreciated that confidentially is a supreme concern in a seminar such as this.

Objectives

  • Discuss the structure and foundations of financial reporting
  • Undertake an initial analytical and critical review of financial reports
  • Be aware of creative accounting and how it can be determined
  • Determine the need for forensic accounting by means of case study and other analysis
  • Appreciate the nature or Benford’s Law and its increasingly important role in the prevention and detection of fraud
  • Discuss the role of the auditor in detecting fraud
  • Applying predictive modelling to the fraud problem
  • Carrying out a variety of statistical tests on financial reports and accounting data

Day One

Financial Accounting Review

  • The Background to Financial Reporting
    • Structure of financial reports
    • Regulation of financial reporting
    • Legislation
    • Financial reporting standards
    • Concepts and conventions
    • The framework
  • The Analysis of Financial Reports
    • Ratio analysis
    • Statistical and graphical analysis of financial reports: how can fixed costs be less than zero?
    • Detecting bias in accounting numbers
    • Qualitative analysis: what people say and what they might mean

Oil and Gas Company Reporting Standards and data will feature significantly in this section

Day Two

What is creative accounting and why is it a bad thing?

  • Earnings management
  • Inappropriate accruals and estimates
  • Excessive provisions
  • Recognizing premature revenue recognition
  • Fictitious revenue
  • Aggressive capitalization
  • Creative income statements: classification and disclosure
  • Problems with cash flow reporting

Cases from the energy sector will be used here

Day Three

  • The basics of forensic accounting
  • The going concern concept in greater detail
  • Cases in which forensic accounting was used
  • Off balance sheet finance
  • Introduction to Benford’s Law

Cases from the energy sector will be used here

Day Four

The Role of the Auditor and Detecting Fraud

  • The Role of the Auditor in the Prevention and Detection of Fraud
  • Deterring Fraud
    • The fraud triangle
      • Why?
      • Who?
      • How?
  • The COSO “Internal Control – Integrated Framework,” (COSO Model)
  • 20 ways to detect fraud
  • Fraud v Erroneous Claims
  • Fraud Detection as a Predictive Modeling Problem
  • Predicting rare events
    • Predictors
    • Stratified sampling
    • Stratified random sampling
    • Outliers
  • Data mining
  • Text mining
  • Identifying fraud using time series analysis
  • Fraud risk assessments

Day Five

Detecting Fraud

  • Further Statistical Analysis of accounting and other data
    • Grouping
    • Ordering
    • Correlation and regression analysis
    • Hypothesis testing
    • Further application of Benford’s Law
      • Chi Square and Kolmogorov Smirnoff Tests
      • Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) test
      • Mantissa Arc Test
      • Second Order and Summation Tests
  • Summary case study of the main learning points of the seminar: delegates will be expected to bring their own experiences and learning highlights to this final discussion

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