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Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 5)

  • October 23, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual Link sent after registration
  • 823


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The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a series of virtual seminars in lieu of our annual in-person conference.  

Presentation 1: Designing Risk-Based Anti-Fraud Tests

Speaker: Matt Storlie, CFE, CIDA, Wipfli

Description: Many companies try to use data analytics to monitor internal controls and identify fraud. Unfortunately, they’re typically unable to deliver meaningful results. This session will focus on how to use data analysis tools for fraud detection using data correlation and a risk-based approach. Attendees will learn how to leverage risk-based data analytics to design anti-fraud tests, and tell a story that is both compelling and insightful.

Bio: Matt is the Manager, Forensic & Litigation and Risk Advisory Services, for Wipfli and has 25 years of experience in business and accounting, fraud examinations, data analysis, internal audit, and IT systems.  He assists clients with forensic services, internal investigations, computer forensics, e-discovery and litigation readiness, and fraud risk assessments.  As one of the firm’s subject matter experts on data analytics, he utilizes his deep experience with IT systems, internal controls, and data analytics to develop proactive, risk-based anti-fraud models and programs, including the use of IDEA® software.    Matt is a member of the national ACFE organization, and is the president of the Twin Cities Chapter.  He is also a member of the IIA where he often is a speaker.   He is a graduate from Iowa State University with an undergraduate business degree in accounting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review historical data analytics methodologies and techniques and their shortcomings. 
  • Discuss data correlation and how to develop risk-based anti-fraud tests using IDEA®.
  • Explore how a risk-based approach to data analysis could benefit your organization.

Presentation 2

Construction Fraud Schemes: Knowing Where to Look When Fraud is Suspected

Speaker: Paul Pettit, VP Performance Improvement, Revenew International

Description: According to the 2020 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse the typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year. The report provides an analysis of fraud cases investigated worldwide and continues a tradition of shedding light on trends in the characteristics of fraudsters, the schemes they perpetrate and the organizations being victimized.

Specifically, the presentation will look at typical asset misappropriation and corruption schemes during construction projects and their subsequent results, including some actual investigations and case studies.

Bio: Paul is a management consultant with over 25 years of progressive roles within industry and professional services where he has managed and delivered successful audit and consulting projects to clients across a multitude of industries, including oil & gas.  At Revenew, Paul leads the Performance Improvement practice and oversees business development and account management for clients seeking cost recovery, cost containment and performance improvements both with their vendors, suppliers and contactors as well as within their operations.

Since 1999, Paul has been involved in providing consulting and internal audit services within technical areas of organizations including engineering, procurement and construction.  Prior to providing those professional services, he worked for over nine years in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) industry with KBR.  Paul holds Master degrees in Business and Environmental Management as well as a Bachelor degree in Civil/Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Houston.  He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Construction Controls Professional (CCP), Construction Auditor (CCA), Internal Auditor (CIA), Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Professional EH&S Auditor (CPEA).  Paul is an accomplished speaker and has been designated the highest professional speaking designation by Toastmasters International in 2006, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).

Paul is a graduate of the masters' program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, in Environmental Management and also the MBA program.  He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston in Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight on the latest report to the nations on occupational fraud and abuse
  • Learn about construction fraud schemes in the areas of asset misappropriation and corruption
  • Hear about actual construction frauds and their subsequent investigations and results
  • Expand your audit universe to include construction fraud schemes in your next risk assessment.

CPE Credits: 2 CPE Credits for CFE certification


09:45 AM
Sign into Webinar opens
09:55 AM
ACFE Houston President Remarks
10:00 AM
First Presentation
10:50 AM
11:00 AM Second Presentation 
 11:50 AM Closing Remarks 

Event Policies:

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.    

Additional Information:

Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic

NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Houston Area ACFE Chapter
PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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