October 2018 Meeting

Date: October 5, 2018
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: UTD – Naveen Jindal School of Management (800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, Texas 75080)

No prerequisites required
4 Hours Continuing Professional Education


Topic: “Fraud Detection & Incident Response for Auditors”

Learning Objectives:

This “how-to” course for auditing and other fraud professionals will focus on two things only: how to detect fraud on audits and how to effectively handle auditor investigative and related incident response responsibilities. Expect heavy participant brainstorming exercises and interaction based on real-world ‘what would you do next’ scenarios.

Program Content:

Topics covered include:

  • Exactly how to bridge the gap between fraud risk brainstorming and audit program steps
  • What works and what doesn’t for audit-based detection of fraud, theft and other wrongdoing
  • Three-Step Fraud Detection for Auditors
  • Red flags, symptoms and indicators of fraud
  • Detecting cyber, identity/information theft and other technology-based fraud
  • Catching and handling cooking the financial books and non-financial results schemes
  • The auditor’s role in fraud cases and incident response
  • What to expect when the alarm sounds – and how to react
  • Working effectively with executives, attorneys, human resources and other relevant parties
  • How to manage management’s expectations (and break down likely barriers)
  • Challenges and opportunities from tips, hotlines and unknown informants
  • Interacting with law enforcement, other external authorities and insurance companies
  • Building an investigative checklist
  • Fraud-Based Interviewing: tips and techniques


John J. Hall, CPA, is an author, speaker and results expert who presents around the world at conventions, corporate meetings and association events.

Throughout his 38-year career as a business consultant, corporate executive and professional speaker, John has helped organizations and individuals achieve measurable results. He inspires audience members in corporations, not-for-profit organizations and professional associations to step up, take action and “do what you can.”

John balances his demanding travel schedule with extended stays at home in Colorado where he and his wife Kris enjoy biking, hiking, snowshoeing and snowboarding.



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