Post-Covid Fraud and Data Driven vs. Ethical Decision-Making

April 13, 2021
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Live Virtual Training: Post-Covid Fraud and Data Driven vs Ethical Decision-Making

April 13th, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm CST

Registration Ends: Friday 4/9/2021 

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 2021 Spring Workshop, Post-Covid Fraud and Data Driven vs. Ethical Decision-Making for 4 hours CPE.

For those who join our local chapter as a due's paying member (click here to join!) you will be able to register for our discounted member rates!

*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]

*Note, on Friday 4/9/2021 & Monday 4/12/2021, emails will be sent with instructions on how to join the live virtual training and to test your machine/browser. The live virtual training will be hosted on Microsoft Teams by the presenters. 

*Note, CPE will be sent out by May 11th, 2021.

*We have recently updated our payment portal due to the requirements of our website provider. We no longer will be utilizing PayPal and instead are utilizing the StarChapter Pay system to complete all transactions within our website. 

During this presentation, the following topics will be covered:

Post-Covid Fraud:

Change equals risk. With change comes an increase in risk. The increased risk can be temporary while we work through the change, or it can be permanent. It is our job to determine which. We are in unprecedented times and experiencing a time of significant change for all organizations. The work that we have done, the risk assessments, the forecasts, the audits, all need to be revisited and spot checked to take into consideration what has changed and how it has impacted our assessment of risk and exposures for our organization. This course will examine how auditors and fraud examiners should revisit risk assessments, recent audits and identify, evaluate and prioritize emerging risks as a result of COVID. Fraud risk is increasing significantly with the changes, adaptions, and work-arounds organizations have had to leverage to keep operating during COVID. This course will examine how to assess the increased fraud risk and what can be done to prevent, detect and deter fraud during these new circumstances.

Data Driven vs. Ethical Decision-Making:

Big Data. Data-driven decision-making. They are more than buzz words; they are requirements in today’s competitive business environment. Data empowers organizations to respond almost in real time, but does “fast” decision-making it also create problems? This session will explore the value of data and data-driven decision making, but also examine the pitfalls of decisions made solely using data. We will compare the difference between ethical decision-making and data-driven decision-making and how organizations can incorporate and embrace ethical decision-making while still leveraging insights provided by data. We will also examine why critical thinking skills are so important when working with data and how data can be both unwittingly and willingly manipulated to alter perception and sometimes reality.

About Our Guest Speaker:

Mary Breslin, MBA, CIA, CFE
Verracy, Founder and Managing Partner

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.

Additionally, Ms. Breslin has extensive Fraud Audit and Investigation experience and has conducted major fraud investigations on multiple continents including large scale federal cases domestically. She has developed and implemented fraud auditing programs in various industries focused on both accounting and operations.

Ms. Breslin attended Rutgers University and received her BS in accounting, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix while living and working overseas. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She maintains memberships in the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), ISACA, the Society of Corporate Compliance (SCCE), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and is currently an instructor and conference speaker for the IIA, The ACFE and ISACA.

We hope to see you there!



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