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CPE for Government Auditors

The Little Book of Local Government Fraud




$50 includes self-study manual and online quiz for 3 hours of CPE credit.

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The Little Book of Government Fraud is for both the professional fraud examiner and lay-man alike. Even if you know little about fraud, Charles Hall, CPA, CFE, MAcc, will guide you to a much better understanding of how fraud is carried out and why it happens. The professional fraud examiner will find easy-to-understand prevention and detection techniques, which are complemented by a complete series of checklists.

Course objectives include:

  • Identify common characteristics of fraudsters.
  • Identify various types of fraud schemes.
  • Recognize ways to detect and prevent fraud in local governments.
  • Recognize ways to prevent fraud by identifying varies types of fraud schemes.
  • Recall various red flag situations for detecting and preventing fraud.
  • Identify the primary methods of stealing from governments.
  • Specify details of receipt and disbursement fraud tests.
  • Recall the three receipt fraud tests.
  • Specify common times when detection of fraud surfaces.
  • Cite exemptions that may occur within local governments.
  • Select the dollar amount associated with median-sized governments.
  • Identify the importance of forensic audits.
  • Define terms associated with deficiencies in internal controls.
  • Identify ways of categorizing and communicating control weaknesses.
  • Recall lower cost options for preventing fraud in smaller governments.
  • Identify recommended internal controls for small governments.

CPE Credit Hours: 3

NASBA Category of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

Program level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Advance preparation: None

Who should attend: Auditors

Instructional method: Self-study text with online quiz. QAS SS

About the Author(s): Charles Hall, CPA, CFE, MAcc

This course qualifies for Yellow Book CPE credit.


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