Fighting Fraud Through Stronger Internal Controls
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Fighting Fraud Through Stronger Internal Controls

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

Average Rating:
  4.3   (2 comments)
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics |  Industry
Faculty :
Gary Zeune  |  Walt Pavlo  |  Joseph Petrucelli - CPA, CFE and partner
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.


Joseph Petrucelli is the author of "Detecting Fraud In Organizations," and is a frequent speaker at fraud and ethics conferences across the country.  This course is based off of his years of experience and his book which focuses on developing strong controls to deter fraud.  The basis for Petrucelli's deterrent is based on the "800 lb. Friendly Gorilla" approach which means making people aware that they will probably get caught if they try to defraud the company.


Please Note:  This course is not approved for Texas, Florida, Virginia, Washington Ethics or any other state with a state specific ethics requirement.  Contact if you have specific questions on your state.  

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

* The types of fraud that plague companies

* Systems and Processes To deter fraud

* Learning through case studies

* The mindset of those who perpetrate fraud so that management can install countermeasures

Major Subjects

* Fraud

* Forensic Accounting

* Audit

* Professional Skepticism

Course Materials


Gary Zeune Related seminars and products: 16

The Pros and the Cons

Gary Zeune has instructed Strategy Formulation and Implementation in the Executive MBA Program and Accounting and Honors Finance at The Ohio State University. He is also a member of the Education Executive Council and is past chairman of the Education Marketing and Public Relations Committees of The Ohio Society of CPAs. His other memberships include: the American Institute of CPAs, and the Regulation of Public Offerings Committee of the Ohio Division of Securities.

Prior to forming his consulting practice in 1986, Mr. Zeune was an Assistant Vice President of Corporate Finance at The Ohio Company, a Columbus, Ohio investment banking firm. He also spent more than five years in Treasury and Finance at Wendy's International, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, financial and SEC reporting, and corporate finance. He was on the audit staff of Ernst & Ernst from 1973 to 1977; and taught accounting at Ohio University from 1970 to 1973, where he received his bachelors in mathematics and masters in accounting, with honors.

Walt Pavlo Related seminars and products: 10

Walt Pavlo is the president of Prisonology, an educational software supporting law firms and their clients on information about the federal prison system.  He is a contributor to where he writes on white-collar crime and is the co-author of Stolen Without A Gun, which he co-wrote with Neil Weinberg (Reporter at Bloomberg). Mr. Pavlo is a nationally recognized speaker who has been a part of training programs at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, major corporations, professional societies and top ranked MBA programs across the country.

Mr. Pavlo earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University and his MBA in Finance from Mercer University.  He is also a Journalist Law School Fellow at Loyola Law School (2014).


Joseph Petrucelli - CPA, CFE and partner Related seminars and products: 1

PP&D Accounting, author of "Detecting Fraud In Organizations"

Joseph Petrucelli is a founding partner of PP&D Accounting in Woodbridge, NJ.  Petrucelli is often cited in the media and accounting journals for his work as a forensic accountant.  He is an FCPA Forensic Certified Public Accountant through and holds various other certifications with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst Forensic Academy, the NJ State Board of Accountancy.


Petrucellis is an adjunct professor at CUNY College of Staten Island where he teaches forensic accounting.  He is the author of “Detecting Fraud in Organizations” which was published by Wiley Publishing in 2013.  He is a graduate of Kean University where he has a BS in Economics with a Concentration in Accounting.


Tue, May 29, 2018 - 02:00p to 04:00p EDT
Mon, Jun 25, 2018 - 10:00a to 12:00p EDT
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 - 11:00a to 01:00p EDT
Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - 12:00p to 02:00p EDT
Mon, Sep 17, 2018 - 01:00p to 03:00p EDT
Mon, Oct 15, 2018 - 02:00p to 04:00p EDT
Mon, Nov 12, 2018 - 03:00p to 05:00p EST
Mon, Dec 10, 2018 - 08:00a to 10:00a EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For

* CPAs

* Auditors

* Forensic Accountants

Original Recording Date 04/04/2016
Yellow Book No
Course Developer The Pros and the Cons
Date Added to Catalog 03/29/2016

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. 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 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:

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:     4.3

Total Reviews: 51


Patricia P - Inver Grove Hts, Minnesota

"liked the conversational aspect"

Mark P - ,

"Joseph Petrucelli fraud presentation and approach is unique and valuable. "

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