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Educational Podcast: Anticipating the Fraudster

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Unfortunately, today we all need to think like a fraudster. As auditors, we are charged with identifying weaknesses in internal controls that pose risks for fraud, including theft or misstatement of financial results. As a result, we make recommendations to management to enhance controls to mitigate the opportunity for fraud. However, as AAFCPAs Partner John Buckley illustrates, combating fraud schemes requires more than just an understanding of process & system vulnerabilities.  To effectively battle against fraud, management and the board must learn how to think like a fraudster. And a fraudster is thinking: “Where are the weaknesses that would enable me to succeed undetected?”
These audio sessions were recorded live at AAFCPAs’ April 25th, 2019 Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar. Slides may be downloaded by clicking here. >>

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About the Author

John Buckley CPA
John is the leader of AAFCPAs’ Educational Services practice, serving diverse academic and education services clients spanning independent schools, colleges/universities, special education schools, education services, charter schools and charter management organizations (CMOs). He fully understand the nuances of the educational services industry and  business and operational challenges faced by these institutions, including funding and regulatory issues such as: capital campaign structures, complex endowments, alternative investments, debt financing and tax credit options, and unique governance concerns and internal control risks. He advises education clients on best practice internal controls related to procurement, payment, payroll/benefits, budgeting, and information technology policies.