April 2014 Intro to Fraud Examination Seminar a Resounding Success!

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On April 16th and 17th 2014 the Richmond Virginia CFE Chapter and our partners, the Virginia State Police and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) were joined by 61 audit and assurance professionals for our Introduction to Fraud Examination seminar.  The April 2014 seminar was the fifth that our Chapter has hosted over the years with the Virginia State Police utilizing a distinguished list of certified ACFE instructor-practitioners.

Gerry_ZackOur internationally acclaimed instructor for the this April’s Intro to Fraud Examination seminar was Gerard Zack, CFE, CPA, CIA, CCEP.  Gerry has provided fraud prevention and investigation, forensic accounting, and internal and external audit services for more than 30 years. He has worked with commercial businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies throughout North America and Europe. Prior to starting his own practice in 1990, Gerry was an audit manager with a large international public accounting firm. As founder and president of Zack, P.C., he has led numerous fraud investigations and designed customized fraud risk management programs for a diverse client base. Through Zack, P.C., he also provides outsourced internal audit services, compliance and ethics programs, enterprise risk management, fraud risk assessments, and internal control consulting services. For more information about Zack, P.C., go to www.zackpc.com. Gerry also has served as Chief Operating and Compliance Officer for an international organization based in Washington, DC.

Gerry is the author of Financial Statement Fraud: Strategies for Detection and Investigation (published 2013 by John Wiley & Sons), Fair Value Accounting Fraud: New Global Risks and Detection Techniques (2009 by John Wiley & Sons), and Fraud and Abuse in Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Prevention and Detection (2003 by John Wiley & Sons). He is also the author of numerous articles on fraud and teaches seminars on fraud prevention and detection for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. He has provided customized internal staff training on specialized auditing issues, including fraud detection in audits, for more than 50 CPA firms. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences, including the Annual Conference of the ACFE, the AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference, and numerous other conferences.

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Our two day seminar agenda included Gerry’s in depth look at the following topics:

–General Introduction to Fraud Examination;
— Skimming, Cash Larceny, and Other Assets;
— Auditors’ Fraud Responsibilities;
— Fictitious Disbursements;
— Fraudulent Financial Statement Schemes;
— Videotape Screening: Finding the Truth: Effective Techniques for Interview and Communication;
— Data Analysis;
— Bribery and Corruption;
— Prevention of Management and Occupational Fraud

Our second two day seminar for this year, on the topic of Investigative Interviewing, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, November 5th and 6th 2014 at the Virginia State Police Training Academy at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield, Virginia.  Please plan to join us!

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