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Walkin’, Talkin’, Lookin’ & Listenin’ - Or Things Most of Us Don’t Do Well


Total Credits: 2 including 2 Auditing- Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute
Faculty:
Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
2 Hours
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Access for 30 day(s) after program date.

Dates
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Description

You often can perform an audit in accordance with all of the standards, and still have a substandard audit IF you did not get out among the clients employees (let them know you are there and where you located), talk to as many people as you can regardless as to whether you may think that they may have any helpful information; constantly observe your surrounding where ever you are at (you never now what you might see) and lastly, listen to not only what people are saying to you but are also saying around you.

This presentation is designed to illustrate the importance of making yourself available to your client’s employees, let them know that you are there and where you can be found. Talk with them because if there is a problem, somebody knows and they will often tell you all about it IF you just ask them.  Look at your surrounding everywhere you go.  What are you looking for?  I don’t know but I’ll know it when I see it. Lastly, listen to what they have to say.  Every word is important because they may say something that you had not asked about. 

Remember, you never want to discover something and go to an individual who you determined knew about it and ask, why didn’t you tell me about this and their response was, you never asked me!

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Illustrate what auditors are remembered for
  • Realizing why your client is so nice to you
  • Understanding the importance of making yourself available at their convenience
  • Differentiate how to talk to different types of individuals
  • Calibrating individuals and why it is so important
  • Remembering that words lie, but the body always tells the truth Soliciting information without asking questions

Major Subjects
  • The importance of making yourself available
  • How to start a conversation and what to NOT talk about
  • The art of how to listen
  • When you don’t understand what they just said
  • Don’t fool by equivocations when they respond to a question
  • Materiality and perception

Course Materials

Faculty

Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM's Profile

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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 Divisions 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 Associations 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 Examiners, 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 Associations body of knowledge toward the detection of fraud. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Tennessee Society of CPAs 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.


Dates

Wed, Feb 08, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:47am MST
Sat, Feb 11, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:47am MST
Thu, Feb 23, 2023 - 05:00pm to 06:47pm MST
Mon, Mar 06, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MST
Wed, Mar 22, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MDT
Tue, Apr 11, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Mon, Apr 24, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:47am MDT
Fri, May 05, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MDT
Wed, May 17, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MDT
Thu, Jun 08, 2023 - 05:00pm to 06:47pm MDT
Sat, Jun 10, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Fri, Jun 16, 2023 - 08:00pm to 09:47pm MDT
Wed, Jun 21, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:47am MDT
Wed, Jul 12, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MDT
Tue, Jul 25, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MDT
Mon, Aug 14, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Tue, Aug 29, 2023 - 05:00pm to 06:47pm MDT
Sat, Sep 09, 2023 - 09:00am to 10:47am MDT
Mon, Sep 11, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MDT
Tue, Sep 26, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MDT
Fri, Oct 13, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Mon, Oct 30, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:47am MDT
Wed, Nov 01, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MDT
Sat, Nov 11, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:47am MST
Thu, Nov 16, 2023 - 05:00pm to 06:47pm MST
Wed, Nov 29, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MST
Wed, Dec 06, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:47am MST
Fri, Dec 15, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MST
Thu, Dec 21, 2023 - 05:00pm to 06:47pm MST
Wed, Dec 27, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:47am MST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For

External and Internal Auditors, Fraud Examiners


Original Recording Date 10/2022
Course Developer Dennis F. Dycus
Date Added to Catalog 09/20/2022

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