Internal Audit Helps Prepare for, Detect and Respond to Fraud


Course Description:
Has your organization been faced with a potential fraud or cybersecurity incident?
It is complicated and stressful to say the least when your organization is faced with identifying and recovering from fraud. Our fraud and forensic advisory professionals understand that your reputation is at risk and will work with you to remedy and resolve the incident in a swift and defensible manner. Take a look at recent insights The Relationship Between Forensic Accounting & Cybersecurity and How to Prevent Fraud in Your Government, and register for our upcoming roundtable to learn how to better protect your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify areas of concern within an organization 
  • Outline potential damages internal and external fraud can inflict on your organization 
  • Discuss how to identify fraud and what next steps to take

Discussion Questions 

1. Has your organization experienced internal or external fraud? How have you responded?  2. Do you have an incident response plan in place? If so, what does it look like?  3. What questions do you have regarding fraud and incident response?

Brandon Waldren, CPA, CFE, CFI,  Senior Manager | Eide Bailly
Brandon is a Senior Manager with Eide Bailly’s Fraud & Forensic Advisory Services division. With 10 years of experience in public accounting, Brandon has worked in many industries, including five years with governmental, quasi-governmental, nonprofit and state agencies. Acquiring much knowledge in the area of internal controls, Brandon has committed to assisting his clients in avoiding incidents of fraud and mistakes. If fraud does occur, Brandon uses his unique skills and problem solving wits to complete the investigation as accurately and efficiently as possible. Whether with internal controls or forensic examinations, when you work with Brandon, you can expect a lot of questions, but the return of all the answers you need to put the situation to rest.

Kimberley Higgins, CPA, Partner | Eide Bailly
Since 1979, Kim has been providing public accounting services to a variety of clients, including governmental and quasi-governmental entities, nonprofits and state agencies. She is Colorado’s government director, leading the CO offices in performing audits for some of the largest counties, cities and state agencies in Colorado.

Kim sits on the firm’s Government Advisory Committee as well as the firm’s Internal Audit Advisory Committee, strategically helping to guide the firm’s governmental service lines in consulting and auditing (external, internal and performance). Serving on AICPA, COCPA and firm committees over her career has been her passion, helping our governments and firm grow and learn from each other.

CPE Information
CPE Credits: 1
Field of Study: Auditing
Level of Knowledge: Overview
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

Additional Information: This is a Group-Internet Based Webinar. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Amy DeGeorge.


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