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K2’s Case Studies in Fraud and Technology Controls


Total Credits: 8 including 8 Auditing- Technical

Average Rating:
   5
Category:
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Accounting and Auditing
Faculty:
Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA, Jr.
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
8 hours
License:
Access for 90 day(s) after program date.

Dates
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Description

Fraud continues to plague businesses at epidemic levels and technology control failures are a large reason fraud occurs. Using a case study approach, in this session you will learn about the pervasiveness of fraud, the control failures that contribute to fraud, and what you can do to mitigate fraud risk.

A specific focus of this course is the application of information technology general controls and information technology application controls. In this course, you will examine numerous reported fraud cases and identify the general control and application control failures that contributed to each of these frauds. By learning through these real-world case studies, you will be in a better position to reduce fraud risk.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define information technology general controls and information technology application controls and distinguish between the two
  • List examples of key information technology controls
  • Recognize control failures and weaknesses that can lead to fraud
  • List recommendations for improving internal controls in an organization

Major Subjects
  • Computer Software & Applications
  • Auditing
  • Mitigate Fraud Risk

Course Materials

Faculty

Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA Related seminars and products: 45

Shareholder

K2 Enterprises


Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

During his professional career, Tommy has gained valuable experience in a variety of positions, including:

  • Working as an auditor and technology consultant for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm;
  • Leading an Internal Audit staff and managing a Cost Accounting team for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Serving as a Chief Financial Officer for an international engineering organization; and
  • Founding and managing his public accounting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small and emerging businesses.

In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past twenty-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

Presently, Tommy resides in Woodstock, Georgia, where he enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, running, and other outdoor activities. Tommy maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Dates

Mon, Apr 19, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CDT
Thu, Apr 29, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CDT
Mon, May 10, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CDT
Thu, May 20, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CDT
Tue, May 25, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CDT
Thu, Jun 10, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CDT
Mon, Jun 21, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CDT
Thu, Jul 01, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CDT
Mon, Jul 12, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CDT
Thu, Jul 22, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CDT
Mon, Aug 02, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CDT
Thu, Aug 12, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CDT
Mon, Aug 23, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CDT
Thu, Sep 02, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CDT
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CDT
Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CDT
Mon, Oct 04, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CDT
Thu, Oct 14, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CDT
Mon, Oct 25, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CDT
Thu, Nov 04, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CDT
Mon, Nov 15, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CST
Sat, Dec 04, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CST
Mon, Dec 06, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CST
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 - 12:30pm to 08:11pm CST
Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 08:30am to 04:11pm CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2020
Date Added to Catalog 8/19/2020
Prerequisites Fundamental understanding of internal controls
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CPAs and other accounting, auditing, and business professionals who are seeking to reduce fraud risk
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

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