Specialized antifraud training through e-Learning, on-site seminars and webinars for
accountants, analysts, auditors, investigators, and program directors.
We have developed our online Master Class courses on antifraud specifically designed for accountants, analysts, auditors, and investigators.
We can travel to your location and provide specialized training for your conference participants or employees of your organization.
Reduce team travel costs by utilizing our webinar format for providing training.
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Speaking Topic Options
Select the topics you would like to be covered during the training session. Topics can be addressed at a high level, i.e. more general presentation, or an in depth detailed examination of the area such as a hands-on workshop. Training session duration times vary from 1 hour to 2 weeks and in some cases are on-going every month.
Examples include: keynote, root cause workshop, fraud investigations (planning, protocol, execution, and reporting), analytics (data quality, transaction level analysis, Benford's Law, financial statement analysis for fraud), fraud awareness training (board, C-Suite, business unit, and by role), cultural impacts to hotline reporting, and many other topics.
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The following summaries of previous engagements represent a small sample of our capabilities in this area.
Executive Fraud Risk Program Training
C-Suite boot camp in antifraud design and implementation (Athens, Greece)
Challenge: Retailer in a country with a high corruption perception index (CPI) ranking seeking to transform risk management.
Actions: Conducted a one week workshop on design and implementation of fraud risk management programs. C-Suite executives learned fraud tenets and frameworks aligned to applicable regulatory requirements. Components included situational awareness for the fraud risk landscape, assessing fraud risk, proprietary analytical methodologies, and creating business value through fraud risk management.
Results: Early adoption of industry specific antifraud programs that generated governance, established transparency, and drove reduction in fraud losses.
Root Cause Workshops
Advanced audit center of excellence capabilities (Texas, United States)
Challenge: A university program director for the leading Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) center of excellence seeking to improve guidance in the IIA’s Practice Advisory (PA) 2320-2 Root Cause Analysis and address the controversy on “role of auditors” in fraud audits.
Actions: Designed and facilitated a one-day interactive workshop to 100 audit executives, managers, and practitioners. Attendees learned and practiced systemic root cause and effect techniques against recurring financial services risk events.
Results: Enhanced capabilities for internal auditors in their implementation of Practice Advisory 2320-2 across a variety of public and private industries. Audits now enabled to move beyond reporting of symptoms and deliver meaningful recommendations to eliminate unnecessary repeat findings and increase the auditor’s value-add to their organizations.
Advanced interview techniques to enhance audit division capabilities (North Carolina, United States)
Challenge: Global audit division leadership seeking to improve investigative capability and results through adoption of advanced interviewing.
Actions: One-day interactive workshop provided to 180 mid-career auditors and investigators. The session integrated principles from leading scientific researchers that identified the most effective fact finding capabilities. Techniques taught included micro-facial movements, blink rate, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and various aspects related to observations in changes in baseline behavior such as body language. The selected techniques and resulting capabilities were culturally sensitive yet agnostic, thus applicable across all regions.
Results: Implementation of sophisticated professional behaviors which created greater effectiveness during interviews while assuring the elimination of improper interview practices.
Reinforced microfinance industry with proprietary antifraud taxonomy (Kabul, Afghanistan)
Challenge: International clearinghouse for microfinance striving to counter local active-conflict corruption dynamics in Afghanistan requested bespoke antifraud program design for in-country implementation.
Actions: One-day, on-site, interactive workshop provided to microfinance leadership and practitioners of audit, finance, and risk representing the sector nationally. The engagement funded by World Bank utilized academically recognized, proprietary taxonomy of fraud in microfinance to foster unique DMAIC-centered antifraud programs.Results: Empowered Afghani lenders with risk management programs that maximized loan utilization while reducing losses. Adoption simultaneously reinforced clearinghouse oversight capabilities, assuring greater confidence in fund distribution. The taxonomy of fraud in microfinance was published within Investigative Challenges of Fraud in Microfinance and later selected in 2017 for presentation at the American Society of Criminology 73rd annual academic conference.
Designed an online antifraud learning management system (LMS) (e-Learning, Global)
Challenge: Identified a market gap in learning solutions for public and private sector accountants, auditors, investigators, and analysts to have self-paced, end-to-end training in core investigations and analytical skills for fraud risk management. Existing competitor offerings delivered superficial, conceptual learning with insufficient relevance or depth to meet the antifraud profession and employer’s learning requirements.
Actions: Architected and built an online interactive learning platform with modular capability. Courses incorporated instruction of concept through text, narrated video content, interactive exercises, integrated self test functionality to assure learning before progressing, compliance tracking, and reporting dashboard for management. Concepts integrated with related technical modules are drawn from behaviors identified in real fraud investigations. Students practice their analysis testing against a proprietary mock dataset.
Results: Flexible online solution for organizations with associated cost efficiencies in content delivery that standardizes learning for critical core concepts, related techniques, and the ability to experience practicum against a library of known fraud schemes. (Preview of the Data Quality course)
Senior Faculty and Researcher
Georgia Southern University
Center for Forensic Studies
Savannah, Georgia USA
I am very pleased to share this endorsement for Alexis Bell. Alexis agreed to serve on a panel I put together for the Forensic Accounting section of the American Accounting Association Meeting in Charlotte. “Big data, Analytics and Cybersecurity: Are We Talking About Accounting Anymore?” The audience included 100 accounting faculty who teach forensic accounting. The discussion was fantastic and the attendees were very impressed with the insight that Alexis shared about how data drives the investigative process. She was wonderful."
Director of Training & Development
Anderson Investigative Associates, LLC
St. Marys, Georgia USA
It is a privilege to write this recommendation for Alexis. I have gotten to know Alexis in the last several months and it has been a wonderful experience. I recorded an episode of FraudCast with Alexis and we co-taught at a Fraud Seminar. Alexis is the consummate professional. She is an international expert in fraud detection and prevention and has a breath of knowledge that makes her insights valuable and reflective for her clients and colleagues. Alexis’ experiences and research place her in a position to positively impact those entities that she works with and provides guidance too. If the opportunity to interact with her or retain her services arise, I wholeheartedly recommend her as a person and professional for your fraud related needs.”
Chief Financial Officer
FINCA Bank Georgia JSC
Alexis, delivered several trainings which I attended, also we participated in several high-level discussions, as well as communicated regarding audit-related issues. Also, I had great pleasure of interacting with her in the social situations. In my opinion, she is a great professional, who is capable of mobilizing all of her resources towards achieving her professional goals. I would recommend Alexis for any similar positions without any reservations, especially, in my opinion, she would be an asset in the challenging situations, which others would not be able to solve. Please call me at +995 599 947993 if you have any further questions.”
On behalf of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA), thank you for being one of our distinguished speakers. Your presentation was excellent and was enjoyed by everyone. We appreciate you sharing your time, talent and expertise with us.”
Professional Education Manager
South Carolina Association of CPAs
Cayce, South Carolina USA
The pleasure was all ours. I thank you so much and so do the students. As I knew, you really opened some eyes and sparked interest in areas some didn’t know was achievable. You are an outstanding speaker with a fascinating career. Your stories of how you achieved all you have not only was an inspiration but made the impossible, become possible. I hope to talk with you again soon. THANK YOU AGAIN”
Mary Ellen Costello
Career Services Advisor
Charlotte, NC USA
This is a great course, very well thought out and designed with consistency in the learning objectives and actual layout of the course format. It provides an initial format for the student to develop assessment tools supported by well documented process steps which can be followed by users.”
Christine Dever Homack
Accountabilities Consulting Services, LLC
Tampa, Florida USA
What stood out to me was the usefulness of the videos. They allowed me to go through the lessons step by step in order to preform the tasks. I was very impressed by instructors use of Excel. It became confusing to me based upon my limited experience with it, but it was great to see it in action. I thought the course was well presented. The instructional videos were awesome and it gave me a real sense of the actual work involved."
Rahway Police Department
Rahway, NJ USA