Fraud in the Government Workplace and Effective Controls

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Time 11:30am
Location Tin Fish
18201 Harlem Avenue
Tinley ParkIL 60477

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Auditing (Governmental) - 1.0
NASBA CPE Earn 1.00 CPE Hours
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Event Description

Local government agencies are particularly vulnerable to workplace fraud and employee dishonesty.  Administrators, including finance officers, are tasked to prevent the problem, handle the incident and implement effective controls to prevent and deter future misconduct.  Discovered incidents send shock waves through the organization and force management to deal with many unfamiliar issues.  Getting back to the business of government is a time-consuming and challenging process.

This presentation addresses common fraud schemes in the area of asset misappropriation and procurement and vendor fraud and identifies hot spots where these frauds most often occur.  Case studies of actual events will be used to illustrate the concepts presented.  Effective internal controls will be presented and discussed as well as best practices in incident handling and the creation of a fraud prevention system. 

Presenter: James M. Sullivan, JD, CFE, CIG, Director of Dispute Advisory Services, Sikich LLP

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals

Learning Objectives - Participants completing this session will be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding of fraud risks faced by local government agencies.
  2. Learn about the variety of employee fraud schemes that can be perpetrated against a local government agency by employees and vendors
  3. Learn about the elements of an effective internal control framework.
  4. Discuss effective internal controls
  5. Learn effective techniques in responding to a fraud incident.

    Delivery method: Group-Live
    Program Level: Overview
    Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
    Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
    Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)
    Earn about 1 CPE Credits

    IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. 

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Registration & Cancellation Policy

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card. 

IGFOA Members are those Public Sector and Partner or Associate individuals specifically listed in the IGFOA Membership Application or Renewal. IGFOA Government non-member rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership. If you have questions about your membership, contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year.

If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or as soon as possible.  A $10 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to January 12, 2017. Cancellations after January 12, 2017 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full.  Should IGFOA cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event. By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

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