White-collar fraud is in epidemic proportion. No organization is immune to its potential impact. Although legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley requires organizations to evaluate for fraud, as we all know there is no absolute cure for fraud. Survey’s and studies have proven that the best action to prevent or mitigate for fraud is fraud awareness and solid approach to fraud controls.
- Explore the purpose of internal controls related to fraud.
- Examine the characteristics of organizations that fall victim to fraud.
- Identify most frequently used concealment methods for white collar fraud.
- Explore the most successful detection methods for fraud.
- Examine anti-fraud methods at victim organizations.
- Identify internal controls for fraud in small entities.
- Examine the internal control implementation rate for fraud.
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Consultant, CPA, CGMA, CRMA, MBA, Past Chief Audit Executive
Business Consultant, Trainer, Author
Ms. Fountain has over 40 years of experience spanning public accounting, industry accounting and consulting. Sixteen years of that experience has been in the field of internal audit, risk managment and process improvement. She is well adept to assist your organization evaluate business strategy, perform risk assessments, establish a Sarbanes-Oxley process, synergizing internal audit processes or perform process improvement projects.
As a past corporate executive Lynn has a passion for working with professionals to enhance their processes and provide leading edge education. She has authored and delivered hundreds of training courses for accounting, finance and audit professionals. Her training is filled with not just theory but real world application.
Ms. Fountain has authored three technical publications:
-Leading the Internal Audit Function
-Raise the Red Flag
-Ethics and the Internal Auditor's political dilemma
Lynn is a recognized leader in the internal audit profession as well as a recognized business professional.
Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has active, current CPA, CGMA, and CRMA credentials.