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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Fraud in Schools


Total Credits: 1.8 including 1 Accounting (Governmental) - Technical, .8 Auditing (Governmental) - Technical

Average Rating:
   4.5
Category:
Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Yellow Book
Faculty:
David L. Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM
Course Levels:
Basic
Duration:
1.8 Hours
License:
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.

Dates


Description

This might come as a shock, but schools and school programs can be susceptible to fraud and corruption.  This session will examine the facts surrounding several recent school fraud and corruption cases to determine if and how they could have been prevented and if and how auditors should have detected them.  Participants will be challenged to:
  • Identify the fraud risk factors that should have alerted auditors to the fraud or corruption problem
  • Evaluate the legs of the Fraud Triangle that supported the fraud
  • Postulate appropriate fraud risk factor responses that would have led to the detection of the problem
  • Evaluate whether or not the auditors should be held accountable for failing to detect the problem
Practitioners charged with either internal control or audit responsibilities should benefit from this session.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Why fraud in schools is prevalent
  • Red flags and fraud risk factors related to school fraud
  • How the fraud triangle applies to schools

Major Subjects
  • School fraud
  • Fraud risk factors
  • Fraud triangle
  • Types and examples of school fraud

Course Materials

Faculty

David L. Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM's Profile

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Dave Cotton is chairman of Cotton & Company LLP, Certified Public Accoun­tants, headquartered in Alexan­dria, Virginia.  The firm was founded in 1981 and has a practice concentration in assist­ing Federal and State government agencies, inspectors general, and government grantees and contractors with a variety of govern­ment program-related assurance and advisory services.  Cotton & Company has performed grant and contract, indirect cost rate, financial statement, financial related, and performance audits for more than two dozen Federal inspectors general as well as numer­ous other Federal and State organizations, programs, activities, and functions. 

Cotton & Company’s Federal agency audit clients have included the U.S. Government Accountability Office, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Millennium Challenge Corporation, U.S. Marshals Service, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Cotton & Company also assists numerous Federal agencies in preparing financial statements and improving financial management, accounting, and internal control systems.

Dave received a BS in me­chanical engineering (1971) and an MBA in management science and labor rela­tions (1972) from Lehigh University in Bethle­hem, PA.  He also pursued gradu­ate studies in accounting and auditing at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (1977 to 1978).  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

Dave served on the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards (the Council advises the United States Comptroller General on promulgation of Government Auditing Standards—GAO’s yellow book) from 2006 to 2009.  He served on the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Anti-Fraud Programs and Controls Task Force and co-authored Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide.  He served on the American Institute of CPAs Anti-Fraud Task Force and co-authored Management Override: The Achilles Heel of Fraud Prevention. Dave is the past-chair of the AICPA Federal Accounting and Auditing Subcommittee and has served on the AICPA Gov­ernmental Accounting and Auditing Com­mit­tee and the Government Technical Standards Subcom­mittee of the AICPA Profes­sional Ethics Execu­tive Commit­tee.  Dave chaired the Fraud Risk Management Task Force, sponsored by COSO and ACFE and is a principal author of the COSO-ACFE Fraud Risk Management Guide. 

Dave served on the board of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and on the VSCPA Litigation Services, Professional Ethics, Quality Review, and Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committees.  He is a member of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and past-advisory board chairman and past-president of the AGA Northern Virginia Chapter and currently serves on the AGA Professional Ethics Board.  He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Dave has testified as an expert in governmental accounting, auditing, and fraud issues before the United States Court of Federal Claims and other administrative and judicial bodies. 

Dave has spoken frequently on cost accounting, professional ethics, and auditor fraud detection responsibilities under SAS 99, Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit.  He has been an instructor for the George Washington University masters of accountancy program (Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting), and has instructed for the George Mason University Small Business Development Center (Fundamentals of Accounting for Government Contracts). 

Dave was the recipient of the ACFE 2018 Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Award (“presented to a CFE who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fraud examination …  based on their contributions to the ACFE, to the profession, and to the community”); AGA’s 2012 Educator Award (“to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the education and training of government financial managers”); and AGA’s 2006 Barr Award (“to recognize the cumulative achievements of private sector individuals who throughout their careers have served as a role model for others and who have consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards”).


Dates

Tue, Jul 27, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:36pm EDT
Tue, Aug 03, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:36am EDT
Mon, Aug 16, 2021 - 12:30pm to 02:06pm EDT
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:36pm EDT
Tue, Sep 28, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:36am EDT
Thu, Oct 07, 2021 - 12:30pm to 02:06pm EDT
Wed, Oct 20, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:36pm EDT
Tue, Nov 02, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:36am EDT
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 - 12:30pm to 02:06pm EST
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:36pm EST
Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:36am EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites

None


Advanced Preparation

None


Designed For

Accountants and auditors at all levels


Original Recording Date

6/26/2020


Yellow Book

Yes


Course Developer

David L. Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM


Date Added to Catalog

6/15/2020


Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Total Reviews: 26

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Janelle H

"Good course overall! Interesting for sure"

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