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K2’s Case Studies in Fraud and Technology Controls


Total Credits: 8 including 8 Auditing- Technical

Average Rating:
   4.9
Category:
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Accounting and Auditing
Faculty:
Tommy Stephens
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
8 hours
License:
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.

Dates
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Description

Fraud continues to plague businesses at epidemic levels and technology control failures are a large reason fraud occurs. Using a case study approach, in this session you will learn about the pervasiveness of fraud, the control failures that contribute to fraud, and what you can do to mitigate fraud risk.

 

A specific focus of this course is the application of information technology general controls and information technology application controls. In this course, you will examine numerous reported fraud cases and identify the general control and application control failures that contributed to each of these frauds. By learning through these real-world case studies, you will be in a better position to reduce fraud risk.

 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define information technology general controls and information technology application controls and distinguish between the two
  • List examples of key information technology controls
  • Recognize control failures and weaknesses that can lead to fraud
  •  List recommendations for improving internal controls in an organization

Major Subjects
  • Auditing
  • Fraud & Technology

Course Materials

Faculty

Tommy Stephens Related seminars and products: 46


Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985.  Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm.  After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor.  After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group.  In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization.   While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In his practice, Mr. Stephens provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses.  Additionally, in 1995 he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals.  In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications.  Over the past twenty-two years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,100 educational sessions to over 61,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms.  In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well.  He and Michelle – his wife of thirty-one years – have two children.  His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running.  Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Dates

Fri, Feb 26, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MST
Tue, Mar 02, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm MST
Thu, Mar 25, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MDT
Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm MDT
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MDT
Mon, May 03, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm MDT
Fri, May 28, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MDT
Wed, Jun 02, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm MDT
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MDT
Fri, Jul 02, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm MDT
Wed, Jul 28, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MDT
Mon, Aug 02, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm MDT
Sat, Aug 28, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MDT
Thu, Sep 02, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm MDT
Tue, Sep 28, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MDT
Sat, Oct 02, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm MDT
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MDT
Tue, Nov 02, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm MDT
Tue, Nov 30, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MST
Thu, Dec 02, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm MST
Tue, Dec 28, 2021 - 07:00am to 02:41pm MST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2020
Date Added to Catalog 8/19/2020
Prerequisites Fundamental understanding of internal controls
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CPAs and other accounting, auditing, and business professionals who are seeking to reduce fraud risk
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 10

Comments

John M

"Class was very good and I took away some key notes that will help me in my job. Tommy is very knowledgeable and has a very professional presentation style."

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