Overlooked Issues in Finding Fraud as Seen Through Real-World Case Studies & Auditing Culture and Ethical Values in Organizations with Mary Breslin

April 28, 2020 8:00 AM to April 29, 2020 11:30 AM
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Mary Breslin Live Virtual Training: Overlooked Issues in Finding Fraud as Seen Through Real-World Case Studies & Auditing Culture and Ethical Values in Organizations.

April 28th & 29th 

8:00 am - 11:30 am both days

Registration Ends: Thursday 4/23/2020 

To support our chapter members in training and CPEs, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners is pleased to announce a live virtual training event for the 2020 Spring Workshop, Overlooked Issues in Finding Fraud as Seen Through Real-World Case Studies & Auditing Culture and Ethical Values in Organizations for 6 hours CPE and 2 hours Ethics CPE.

The live virtual training event will be held across two days on April 28th & April 29th for a total of 8 CPEs for the member price of just $65!

*Due to the nature of this event all registrations will need to be paid by credit card prior to the event. Cash and Check payments will be resumed at our next in-person meeting. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to [email protected]

*By registering for this event you are giving permission to the KC ACFE to share your name and email address with Verracy to provide you with your CPE certificates upon completion of the webinar. If you would like to use a different email address not assicationed with your KC ACFE account please email [email protected] with the emaill address you would prefer to use by the registration deadline. 

Prior to the event, an email will be sent with instructions on how to join the live virtual training and test your machine. 

During this presentation, the following topics will be covered:

Overlooked Issues in Finding Fraud as Seen Through Real-World Case Studies and Supporting Case Studies (6 CPE):

There are more fraud professionals today than ever before, yet fraud and corruption continue to persist. Understanding fraud schemes, the fraud triangle fraudster characteristics and red flags is crucial, but there are still things that re frequently overlooked by the good guys because they aren’t always thinking like a bad guy. This course will look at several issues in organizations that were overlooked and ultimately led to significant fraud. Case studies will be used to examine the various situations, conditions and attitudes they created the opportunity, sometimes the pressure and occasionally even the rationalization for these fraud cases.

The course will be a combination of lecture, exercise and an examination of both well-known fraud cases and the instructor’s personal fraud cases.

  • Identifying when we need to go beyond fraud basics
  • Fully understanding how organizations create their own internal fraud pressures
  • What’s needed to turn everyone into a fraud fighter in organizations
  • Learn how to ask the correct questions, not just the expected questions
  • Understand what truly leads to financial impact due to reputational damage


Auditing Culture and Ethical Values in Organizations (2 CPE - ethics):

What is culture? Culture is an organization’s personality - “How we do things around here” or “The Company way”. Culture is the most significant driver for ethical – or unethical – behavior in an organization. Auditing culture and ethical values can be difficult. The topics are sensitive and highly ambiguous and subjective. The recent high-profile ethics failures can be tied to cultures that drive behavior by encouraging, allowing or ignoring the bad behaviors. There is a need to audit culture and ethical values in today’s high-pressure business environment. This webinar will look at the ways to audit culture and ethics.

  • What can be measured to evaluate culture – governance, accountability, fairness, timeliness, training and reaffirmation programs.
  • How communication – methods, delivery, follow up – influence culture and behavior.
  • The impact incentive programs have on individuals and culture.
  • To evaluate the importance of effective HR programs.


About Our Guest Speaker:

Mary Breslin
Founder, Verracy

Mary Breslin is the Founder of Verracy and specializes in Internal Audit transformations, Operational and Financial Auditing, Fraud Auditing and Investigations, and Corporate Accounting.

Ms. Breslin’s career spans over 20 years in Internal Auditing, Management and Accounting for companies such as ConocoPhillips, Barclays Capital, Costco Wholesale, Jefferson Wells and Boart Longyear. With significant International experience, she has managed audit programs in more than 50 countries. Most recently, Ms. Breslin held the title of Vice President and Chief Audit Executive where she transformed a checklist audit function into a value-add audit department which regularly delivered measurable business results through the use of risk-based auditing, data analytics, continuous education and skill development for her leadership team and staff.

We hope to see you there!


$65.00 KC ACFE Member

$65.00 IIA Member

$80.00 Guest