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Preventing and Detecting Fraud in Government and Nonprofit Organizations Continuing Professional Education North Carolina Office of the State Controller Date: March 2, 2004 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: McKimmon Center Raleigh, North Carolina Fee: $55.00 Objective: To learn how to prevent and detect fraud by looking for the warning signs and learning the techniques that you can implement today to minimize fraud. The course will stress the implementation of sound internal controls as the key to preventing fraud in your organization. Content: 1. Identifying the types of fraud that can occur both internal and external. 2. Understanding the reasons why fraud occurs in an organization. 3. Determining the weak points in your organization through checklists and other procedures. 4. Improving your internal controls. 5. Monitoring your internal controls to make sure they are being followed. 6. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act. 7. Fundamentals of nonprofit accounting and reporting (i.e., the reporting model used by nongovernmental not-for-profit component units). Instructors: Mr. Rhett D. Harrell, CPA, CGFM, will present this seminar. Mr. Harrell specializes in the government and nonprofit sectors as a practitioner, consultant, instructor, and author. He provides consulting, workpaper and audit report reviews, and training services to CPA firms and state auditor organizations throughout the country. CPE Credit Offered: 8 hours Materials: Will be provided at the seminar Teaching Method: Lecture and interaction with attendees Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (on site) Prerequisites: OSC and State agency/institution fiscal staff Advance Preparation: None Experience Level: Introductory The Office of the State Controller is registered with the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners as a sponsor of continuing professional education. Complaints or comments regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the NC State Board of CPA Examiners, PO Box 12827, Raleigh NC 27605-2827.
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