Category Archives: Occupational Fraud

New COSO Guidance

coso-fraud-risk-management-guide-sept-2016-coso-acfe-cover-pageThere is new guidance just released on fraud risk management for COSO principle 8 and the full COSO framework.

[Excerpt from the ACFE Forum]

We are excited to announce the publication of the new Fraud Risk Management Guide, a resource jointly sponsored by COSO and the ACFE. This guide is an update to the previously released ACFE/IIA/AICPA publication, Managing the Business Risk of Fraud, and is designed to build on both COSO principle 8 and the full COSO Internal Control–Integrated Framework as a foundation for a comprehensive fraud risk management program.

The Executive Summary of the guide is attached to this post. We’ve also created a website (ACFE.com/fraudrisktools) that provides interactive tools and other resources to assist in implementing the practices put forth in the guide. We hope you find this new guide a valuable resource in assessing and improving your organizations’ fraud risk management programs.

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Andi McNeal CFE, CPA
Director of Research
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
amcneal@acfe.com
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FraudCast – FCPA Compliance and Translation Considerations

FCPA Compliance & Translation Considerations

Are you at risk in FCPA compliance and translation?Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss this with Jay Rosen, VP of Legal & Corporate Language Solutions at Merrill Brink International, a United Language Group company. We answer questions such as: Where do translation services fit into the non-English language investigation protocol? How do most organizations attempt to deal with non-English language data? How should a global organization with potential risk exposure go about finding and vetting a qualified Language Solutions Provider (LSP)? And much more.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/-HsfrDixGZ8

 


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September 1, 2016 · 7:00 pm

FraudCast – Blockchain Technology for Compliance and Managing Risk (Part 2)

Blockchain Technology for Compliance and Managing Risk (Part 2)

 

Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss blockchain technology for compliance and managing risk with Ian Worrall, CEO of Encrypted Labs. We answer questions such as: How did you get started? How do you address people being skeptical about robots? Regulatory concerns? Private and/or government? And much more.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Uw4gsd4z-pQ

 


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July 20, 2016 · 9:14 pm

FraudCast – Blockchain Technology for Compliance and Managing Risk

Blockchain Technology for Compliance and Managing Risk

 

Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss blockchain technology for compliance and managing risk with Ian Worrall, CEO of Encrypted Labs. We answer questions such as: What is Blockchain Technology? How can it be used to reduce systemic Fraud? What is the competitive advantage of BigchainDB? And much more.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/8m9RblWfORM

 


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June 24, 2016 · 3:09 pm

Fraud Risk Assessment

Specializing in antifraud for

INSIDER THREAT & FRAUD MANAGEMENT.


The first step in effective fraud management is the Fraud Risk Assessment. It provides much more than the inputs required for a risk-based annual audit plan. The results of the evaluation begin the process to allow for the determination of risk appetite, tolerance levels (+/- %), key risk indicators (KRIs), identification of anomalies, and the development of predefined management actions and communication strategy in response to exception reporting.

Benefits of the fraud risk assessment include:

  • Visibility into the organization’s fraud risk;
  • Understanding of the risks by department and scheme;
  • Prioritize antifraud efforts and allocate resources effectively by focusing on the risks with the greatest impact and likelihood first;
  • Quantify impact and likelihood for COSO Enterprise Risk Management (ERM);
  • Benchmark for Key Risk Indicators (KRIs); and
  • Specific product recommendations for Information Security (InfoSec) authentication risks to mitigate the occurrence & impact of cyber-attacks.

Our proprietary risk assessment consists of two main parts:

  1. We ask a myriad of questions through a questionnaire and those answers become the inputs for our statistical model. The resulting report is an approximately 45-page detailed statistical fraud risk report; and
  2. An in-person evaluation that consists of interviews, walk-throughs, document review, and observation. The resulting report will highlight the primary fraud risks and provide recommendations specific to your organization.

Organizations with a fully implemented antifraud program can begin to shift from a purely reactionary response to a proactive model where prevention is the focus. We can address any of the following areas to help you get to the next level.

Global Antifraud Program

 

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2016 ACFE Report to the Nations

2016 Global Fraud Study

PDF (92 pages)

DOWNLOAD the Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse: 2016 Global Fraud Study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

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ACFE Report to the Nations 2012 Global Fraud Survey

ACFE Report to the Nations 2012 Global Fraud Survey

Report to the Nations 2012 Global Fraud Survey

Issued Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Summary of Findings

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• Survey participants estimated that the typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year. Applied to the 2011 Gross World Product, this figure translates to a potential projected annual fraud loss of more than $3.5 trillion Continue reading

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Just how many fraud schemes are there?

Just how many fraud schemes are there?

You may be suOccupational Fraud Schemesrprised.  Here is a map of just occupational fraud schemes; where a person uses their job to facilitate the fraud.  They are the most common schemes found in corporate fraud.  However, depending on the industry, there are a host of industry-specific schemes that could be incorporated into each of these.  Each fraud scheme is different with varying methodologies, positions of trust, and motives.  Sometimes one fraud scheme is used by one fraudster and other times multiple schemes are used by many people.

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