The topic of fraud continues to be on the radar of investors, shareholders, and regulators. Despite a Kroll Advisors survey showing a decrease of corporate fraud incidents in recent years, new fraud methods are continually being devised and identified thanks in large part to advances in technology and IT infrastructure.

Compliance professionals and auditors are not expected to have the expertise of forensic investigators, but should have working knowledge of the aspects of fraudulent activities and maintain a skeptical mind when it comes to reviewing potential violations.

This course, led by internal audit expert Lynn Fountain, provides a practitioner’s perspective of what your company should include in their internal audit programs and processes to mitigate and avoid fraud. We’ll cover:

  • The psychology of fraud and connection to the fraud triangle and fraud diamond
  • The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) for internal auditors
  • Employing the COSO 2013 towards fraud
  • Right-sizing the internal audit team's responsibilities
  • Risk assessment considerations
  • Reporting procedures
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the attributes of fraud
  • Identify 5 Control Environment principles that can be connected to the need to evaluate for fraud
  • Recognize how to utilize professional skepticism when evaluating for fraud
Last updated/reviewed: March 14, 2024
88 Reviews (360 ratings)

Reviews

4
Anonymous Author
the last 2 exam questions do not seem to correspond to the standards mentioned in the slides' i.e. "Proficiency and Due Care Standard 1210.A2" the standard # does not correspond to the standard description based on the options offered in exam for question #10. I scored 100% on the exam but my answer to question #10 was the option that mentioned "Individual" there was no option listing ""Proficiency and Due Care" as an answer for standard 1210. This is a bit confusing.

5
Anonymous Author
Ms. Fountain covers the topic in sufficient detail to serve as a refresher for internal audit personnel to evaluate their role within organizations. I appreciated the discussion of management's role and attitude toward internal audit and the necessity to revisit often with management their expectations viewed against the professional standards and framework.

5
Member's Profile
The information presented in the first sections of this course on the psychology of fraud was very interesting; the later sections on internal audit and management responsibilities were rather dry, but necessary for understanding better the role of internal audit and management in addressing the subject of fraud.

4
Anonymous Author
Very interesting and important topic for all audits, mainly internal. Great explanation and examples how auditors should broaden their skills and really be aware of fraud that might be happening in their organization. Thank you for the this great training.

5
Member's Profile
She is a great teacher. I try to watch all her videos because she is very informative and thorough. I recommend anyone to watch her videos.This class was very informative and pointed me in the right direction for fraud investigation.

5
Anonymous Author
This course had really good information regarding the role of the Internal Auditor function in a high level operating finance department. As an organization works to put this function in place, this would be a great resource.

4
Anonymous Author
This course covers clear concepts of Fraud triangle, coso framework and additional dimensions in the fraud triangle. Really good refresher on fraud dynamics and management's role in maintaining efficient controls on fraud.

4
Anonymous Author
Very informative. Even though this course is designed around an internal auditor's role I felt like this was relevant and can be helpful to anyone who may be responsible for risk assessment and investigating fraud.

5
Anonymous Author
A lot of information covered during this course. Helpful for internal auditor's involved in the fraud investigation process, or fraud risk assessments. Covers applicable standards and responsibilities.

4
Anonymous Author
I like the way that the fact that it explained that not all fraud are due to financial problems. She explained how other factors were contributing to different ways of committing fraud.

5
Anonymous Author
Another great course from Lynn. She shares a load of real life examples and stories. Very interesting way to deliver the course, glad to see Lynn on the screen along with the slides.

4
Anonymous Author
This course covers the basics as well as some broader concepts as to how board members, management, and auditors address the risk of fraud. Fast-paced and insightful as always!

5
Anonymous Author
This is another excellent course from a wonderful instructor. I think the course adds value for any Accounting/Finance professional - not just those who work in internal audit.

5
Member's Profile
Great presentation; provided a lot of good thoughts about fraud detection and defending against fraud. The fraud diamond concept has also been explained. Overall very good!!!

5
Member's Profile
This is a good overview of what is required with COSO and the different principles required between auditors and management. I really enjoyed this CPE! would recommend it.

3
Anonymous Author
Great course, relevant material. The delivery was a bit monotone and sounded like a sales bid for the book. However, the information shared was useful and understandable.

5
Member's Profile
Very informative class. I've taken many of Lynn's classes. She's very clear, explains with examples from her experience and organized. I highly recommend this class.

4
Anonymous Author
Good fundamentals re: Fraud Triangle. Discussion around bases/authoritative support for why IA should be involved in fraud evaluation activities was beneficial.

5
Anonymous Author
Internal auditors could make use of the very well structured information of the presentation in their work as well as a material to present to the management.

4
Anonymous Author
Good examples of how to address the audit area's concerns and not feel threatened or interrogated when review an area that is just one of higher risk.

4
Anonymous Author
Interesting course. Fraud diamond with capability attributes is practical knowledge, providing more perspectives to consider when evaluating a fraud.

5
Member's Profile
Not exactly what I was expecting, but a really good review of what the standards have to say about audit's responsibilities regarding fraud.

5
Anonymous Author
The Fraud Evaluations: A Guide for the Compliance Professional course was beneficial, because of how vital fraud has become in the work place.

4
Anonymous Author
This is an interesting and refreshing course. Nothing surprised me. Everyone will have one or two things to learn from this training.

4
Anonymous Author
Lynn Fountain course is great as usual and gives great insight to fraud evaluations in relations to internal audit and compliance.

5
Member's Profile
Liked the slides, very concise and easy to understand. Disliked a couple of the questions that appeared designed to be "tricky".

5
Anonymous Author
Fraud refers to the act of deceiving or intentionally misrepresenting information for personal gain or to cause harm to others

4
Anonymous Author
The speaker discussed in detail the fraud considerations that an auditor should have in the performance of their audit.

5
Member's Profile
I found the course very interesting. I liked how the instructor explained how fraud connects to the role of the IA.

5
Anonymous Author
Great topic and very relevant in learning about a culture of companies that could lead to these things occurring.

5
Anonymous Author
As a risk management professional, I found this course to be a good refresher, relevant and valuable. Thank you.

4
Anonymous Author
This course provides information on fraud as it relates to COSO, internal auditing, IPPF, and management.

5
Anonymous Author
The presenter provides plenty of relevant insights on fraud evaluations in a very clear and concise manner

4
Member's Profile
Provides a clear overview of Internal Audit's role and responsibility with respect to Frau Evaluations.

5
Anonymous Author
fraud evaluations: a Guide, was well put together with COSO and the Fraud Triangle / Diamond concepts.

4
Member's Profile
Questions were not worded nearly as well as other exams by this trainer. Overall objectives were met.

5
Member's Profile
I really enjoyed the course and the supporting documents that came along with it, very insightful!

4
Anonymous Author
This course was informative and helpful. Added materials (PDF's) are good reference materials.

5
Anonymous Author
As always, Lynn Fountain provides excellent and comprehensive instruction and course material.

5
Anonymous Author
I think the instructor does a great job explaining the information and providing good examples.

5
Anonymous Author
Very useful to any business executive. There is lots to learn in this course. Thanks Lynn!

5
Anonymous Author
Another great class from Lynn. I should be able to implement these concepts immediately.

5
Anonymous Author
The course was in-depth, interesting and easy to understand. It was a great refresher.

5
Anonymous Author
Was geared more for someone in an Internal Audit role but was broad enough for everyone

5
Member's Profile
The course was efficient and easy to follow, great way to finish my CPE requirements

5
Anonymous Author
I enjoy this instructor. The course is informative and offers real world usefulness.

5
Member's Profile
Great and challenging course. The content of the course was very good and detailed.

5
Anonymous Author
Great overview of fraud dynamics within an organization and what IA can do to help

5
Member's Profile
Very informative presentation. Objectives were met and instructor was effective.

4
Member's Profile
Clear Detailed course. Topics well covered. Test questions mostly from material

4
Member's Profile
It is very useful to learn a basic of Fraud Evaluations within an organization.

5
Anonymous Author
Lynn does an excellent job explaining fraud evaluation concepts and principles.

5
Anonymous Author
The course is highly educative and I will recommend it for anyone in finance.

5
Anonymous Author
Good reminder of how to incorporate fraud considerations into the audit plan.

4
Anonymous Author
Не могу сказать, что узнаете много нового

4
Anonymous Author
Good overview for this topic; covers the basics and is a good refresher.

4
Anonymous Author
Good explanation and overview of fraud evaluations and internal audit.

5
Anonymous Author
Solid course on fraud evaluations from a practitioners point of view.

5
Member's Profile
Great course of fraud evaluation: a guide for compliance professional

4
Anonymous Author
The last question of Exam does no appear to have correct answer.

4
Anonymous Author
Ms. Fountain is very competent and thorough in her presentation.

5
Anonymous Author
A great course for understanding the concept of fraud and COSO.

5
Anonymous Author
No complaints about course; instructor was clear and concise.

4
Anonymous Author
This was a very good course on all things fraud. Thank you.

2
Member's Profile
Please verify IA standards listed in the exam are accurate.

5
Member's Profile
This was a helpful fraud evaluation resource. Thank you.

4
Anonymous Author
Good course and review of the material and requirements.

4
Member's Profile
Good discussion on the internal auditor role in fraud.

3
Member's Profile
Good refresher on the purpose of fraud evaluations.

5
Member's Profile
Good class with plenty of study materials attached.

3
Anonymous Author
Content is excellent but video is poorly shot.

5
Anonymous Author
Good course. Concepts are clearly explained.

5
Member's Profile
A lot of information but great audit review

5
Member's Profile
Very comprehensive presentation

5
Anonymous Author
Refreshed my leanings as CFE

4
Anonymous Author
Thorough and well organized.

4
Anonymous Author
Very informative

4
Anonymous Author
Nice overview.

5
Member's Profile
great course!

5
Anonymous Author
Good overview

5
Anonymous Author
Great course

4
Member's Profile
Great class.

5
Member's Profile
Interesting!

5
Anonymous Author
Good course!

5
Anonymous Author
good course

4
Anonymous Author
Ok course.

5
Anonymous Author
Very Good!

Anonymous Author
as

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to internal controls

This seminar will review critical concepts that internal auditors must consider and be educated in. No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required, but the following courses will provide useful context.

  • The psychology of fraud and connection to the fraud triangle and fraud diamond.
  • Examining the IPPF Framework and executing responsibility for fraud processes.
  • Employing COSO 2013 within fraud concepts. 
  • Considerations for reporting procedures when fraud is identified.

Advanced Preparation: None

 

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Fraud Evaluations
  Psychology Dynamics12:25
  COSO and Fraud2:24
  Fraud Theories3:52
  Opportunity Considerations4:45
  Added Dimensions6:26
  COSO Considerations3:41
  Control Environment Principles10:55
  Determining Internal Audit's Role7:00
  Understand the Business9:15
  Auditors and the IPPF8:07
  When Management Objects & Potential Steps10:26
CONCLUSION
  Fraud Risk & Summary2:58
Continuous Play
  Fraud Evaluations: A Guide for The Compliance Professional1:36:04
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  Slides: Fraud EvaluationsPDF
  Fraud Evaluations Glossary/IndexPDF
Bonus Material
  Article: Fraud AwarenessPDF
  Book Forward: “RAISE THE RED FLAG”PDF
REVIEW & TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam