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Forensic Data Analytics Supercourse for Fraud Prevention and Detection


Total Credits: 8 including 4 Information Technology - Technical, 4 Specialized Knowledge - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Accounting and Auditing |  Ethics |  Personal Development |  Professional Development |  Technology
Faculty:
Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
8 Hours
License:
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

Dates
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Description

In this five part master series, class participants will gain a comprehensive view into the world of forensic data analytics (FDA). From understanding practical use cases of FDA in the audit, internal audit, investigations and proactive monitoring to understanding necessary data sources, validation proceudres, success factors and pitfalls to avoid. We will also explore hundreds of leading anti-fraud tests around corruption, conflicts of interest, fake vendor schemes, segregation of duties, revenue recognition and sales abuse, among dozens of other schemes.  Participants will develop their own library of anti-fraud tests from various open source locations and apply them in relevant contexts such as the COSO Fraud Risk Management Guide. Finally, participants will also peek into future innovations in FDA and how technologies such as ChatGPT, data visualization, machine learning, AI and cryptocurrencies are all impacting the discipline.  We can't promise you'll be a programmer after this course, but you will certainly be armed with the information needed to project manage an FDA project and "direct" the programmers to accomplish your fraud risk / FDA objectives.  

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand Forensic Data Analytics and practice use cases
  • Learn fundamentals of data types, data extraction, tranformation and validation techniques
  • Understand five key applications of FDA in line with COSO's Fraud Risk Management Guide
  • Build your own library of FDA tests and know when and how to apply them
  • Learn emerging innovations in FDA and how Generative AI, ChatGPT, Machine Learning, Data Sharing Consortiums and Cryptocurrencies all play a role 

Major Subjects
  • Forensic data analytics
  • Fraud prevention and detection
  • Data validation and methodologies
  • COSO's Fraud Risk Management Guide principles
  • Innovations in anti-fraud technology

Course Materials

Faculty

Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE's Profile

Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE Related Seminars and Products

CEO

Kona AI


Vincent Walden is CEO of Kona AI, a global, AI-driven technology company focused on anti-fraud, anti-corruption and compliance risks. He specializes in forensic data analytics, continuous controls monitoring, information governance and legal discovery services. With over 25 years of professional anti-fraud and forensic technology experience, his primary area of focus is in providing leading technology innovations on both proactive compliance programs and reactive investigations.


Prior to joining Kona AI, Mr. Walden was a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal’s (A&M) Disputes & Investigations practice for approximately three years.  Prior to A&M, Mr. Walden spent 14 years at Ernst & Young’s Forensic & Integrity Services Practice in Dallas, New York and Atlanta, where he served as a Partner for nine years leading a global team of forensic data analytics professionals and supporting white-collar investigations. Before EY, he worked at KPMG and Arthur Andersen. During his career, he also served as President and CFO of a privately-funded Internet company, which was subsequently sold to a Fortune 500 Company in 2001.


As an industry thought leader, Mr. Walden was recognized as “Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year” in 2022 and has been featured in many publications including Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The Economist. Since 2018, he has been a regular columnist for FRAUD Magazine writing on anti-fraud innovation. As part of COSO’s Anti-Fraud Task Force, Mr. Walden co-authored its “Fraud Risk Management Guide”, which was released in September 2016 and was also part of the 2023 update. He also teaches Compliance Innovation as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School in New York. 


Mr. Walden earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. He completed the Harvard Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Walden also volunteered as the President of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Education and Research Foundation (2017-2021), which provides academic scholarships to students and anti-fraud research to qualified recipients. 


Dates

Sat, Mar 16, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Tue, Mar 26, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Mon, Apr 08, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Fri, Apr 26, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Tue, May 07, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Sat, May 18, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Fri, Jun 07, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Fri, Jun 21, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Fri, Jun 28, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Thu, Jul 18, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Fri, Jul 26, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Mon, Aug 12, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Wed, Aug 21, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Fri, Sep 13, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Mon, Sep 23, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Mon, Oct 14, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Thu, Oct 24, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Thu, Nov 07, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MST
Fri, Nov 15, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MST
Mon, Dec 09, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MST
Thu, Dec 19, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MST
Mon, Dec 30, 2024 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MST
Wed, Jan 15, 2025 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MST
Tue, Jan 28, 2025 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MST
Mon, Feb 03, 2025 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MST
Sat, Feb 15, 2025 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MST
Tue, Feb 25, 2025 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MST
Mon, Mar 10, 2025 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Mon, Mar 24, 2025 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Tue, Apr 01, 2025 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Wed, Apr 16, 2025 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Sat, May 10, 2025 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Fri, May 30, 2025 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Mon, Jun 09, 2025 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT
Mon, Jun 16, 2025 - 08:00am to 03:48pm MDT
Thu, Jun 26, 2025 - 10:00am to 05:48pm MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation  None
Designed For

CPAs, including external auditors, Internal Auditors, Consultants, Investigators, Certified Fraud Examiners & Finance and accounting professionals

 


Original Recording Date

05/22/2023

 


Yellow Book No
Course Developer Vincent Walden
Date Added to Catalog 05/22/2023

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based


Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration


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