Managing the Business Risk of Fraud
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Managing the Business Risk of Fraud

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Auditing- Technical

Average Rating:
  4.6   (4 comments)
Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute
Dennis F. Dycus
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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In order to be successful, fraud must make you think it's a legitimate transaction.  However no matter how hard it tries, there is always a little something different about it.  This's what one looks for in an attempt to identify fraud.  This presentation discusses how to recognize many of the indicators of fraud and what to do when you find one.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*Understand how an Honest Employee can commit fraud
*Design effect internal control procedures to both prevent and detect fraud
*Identify indications of fraud
*Maintain an attitude of professional skepticism
*Structure and environment that is hostile to fraud

Major Subjects

*The number one reason that small business organizations are most susceptible to fraud
*The most misappropriated asset
*The three areas of fraud
*The fraud triangle or the three leg table
*The importance of management leading by example

Course Materials


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Mr. Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM, presently serves as the Director of the Division of Municipal Audit for the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Tennessee. The Division is responsible for the annual audit of all municipalities, utility districts, school activity and cafeteria funds, housing authorities, certain not-for-profit organizations and other quasi-governmental entities in the State of Tennessee. In addition, the Division’s staff conducts numerous audits for fraud, waste and abuse each year. From the beginning of his career with a national accounting firm, through the last 37 years of involvement with the audits of all forms of governmental entities, he brings a wealth of practical experience to his presentations. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Mr. Dycus is a frequent guest speaker/lecturer for various college business/accounting classes, professional associations, local, state and national conferences and not-for-profit organizations. In 1996, the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi presented him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his support of the WKU Accounting Department. A 1986 graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, Mr. Dycus is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he previously served on the Members in Government Committee, the Ad Hoc CPE Curriculum Task Force on Government and the National CPE Curriculum Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Government Accountants, where he previously served as chapter president; the Government Finance Officers Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, where he also served as chapter president and is a former member of both the Association’s Board of Regent and ACFE Foundation as well as a member of their instructor faculty on a national basis. In June, 2005, the Middle Tennessee Chapter honored him with the designation of president emeritus in recognition of his longstanding contributions to the chapter. For the last several years, Mr. Dycus has developed and/or conducted training programs in all fifty states, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada and Europe, for organizations such as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; numerous state CPA societies; the Government Finance Officers Association; the Association of Government Accountants; the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers; Westcott Communications, Inc.; the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe; New York Presbyterian Hospital; IBM; HCA; NYC Presbyterian Hospital, Saturn, Inc.; the US Department of Labor; the Government Accountability Office; the Internal Revenue Service; Bisk Education, Inc.; Nichols Education, Inc.; numerous state audit organizations and individual professional firms. He is a frequent speaker at various professional conferences, both on a local and national level. In 1989 and again in 1997, he was the recipient of the AGA's, National Education and Training Award and has been presented with several Outstanding Discussion Leader Awards by both the Tennessee and Florida Societies of Certified Public Accountants. In 1998 he was honored with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s, Distinguished Achievement Award for his meritorious service in the detection and deterrence of fraud and in 2001 was one of only three individuals to receive the designation as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in recognition for his contribution to expanding the Association’s body of knowledge toward the detection of fraud. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Tennessee Society of CPA’s first ever, Outstanding CPA in Government Award and in 2004 received the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Outstanding CFE in Government Award. In 2009 he was recognized as a Friend of the Association by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts for his contribution to the utility industry in Tennessee. This was only the second such recognition the association had made in its 52 year history. In addition, he has authored articles on auditing for fraud for national publications.


Wed, Dec 26, 2018 - 02:00p to 04:00p EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information


One year audit experience

Advanced Preparation


Designed For

External and internal auditor; the small business owner

Original Recording Date

June 17, 2015

Yellow Book


Course Developer

Dennis F. Dycus

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Course Registration Requirements

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Overall:     4.6

Total Reviews: 73


Daniela R - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

"Excellent overview for Management responsible to prevent and detect fraud. The discussion provided several points that hit home. We believe we have strong internal controls, but this webinar made us realize we should revisit those controls and policies. I would recommend this webinar to my peers. "

Pamela J - Portland, Oregon

"He is a very good speaker with a good ability to present his topic very well. I enjoy his stories to highlight his points. I wish the material had been condensed enough to meet the time requirements. "

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