Construction Fraud: Detection, Prevention & Response
April 3-4, 2018 Dallas, Texas Earn 16 CPE
In this two-day course attendees will explore types of fraud common to construction, techniques for reducing construction fraud and how to respond when fraud surfaces. The content is practical and hands-on, loaded with strategies and tactics, tips and techniques.
$25 Early Registration Discount Until March 5, 2018 – $1,170
This course if for anyone committed to understanding and addressing construction fraud. Previous attendees have included construction auditors, investigators, construction project managers, construction accountants, fraud examiners, engineers, architects, law enforcement and private investigators.
Upon completion attendees will know:
- Fraud by phase of construction
- Why construction fraud goes undetected
- How to assess the risk of construction fraud on your own projects
- Difficulties related to construction fraud and how to address them
- The role gifts and entertainment play in encouraging corruption
- Practical prevention practices
- How contract provisions can discourage or encourage fraud
- Case examples of construction fraud
- Specific symptoms of construction fraud occurrence
- How to build detection into routine management and audit practices
- Suggestions for detecting bid rigging and price fixing
- The elements of effective investigative response
- Specific investigative tips and techniques
Introduction to Construction Fraud
- The impact of fraud on your project cost and completion
- Difficulties in addressing construction fraud
- Dealing with management
- A model for controlling contracts
- Construction fraud self-assessment
- Defining and communicating expectations about detection and investigative responsibilities
- The role of fraud policy and what it should include
- Steps for preventing construction fraud
Introduction to Detection
- Steps for encouraging fraud detection
- Why fraud goes undetected
- Building fraud detection into routine management and audit practices
- Exposures and symptoms of fraud occurrence
- Behavioral indicators of construction fraud
- Using data analysis for detection
- Fraud implications of spreadsheets
Addressing Specific Construction Fraud Challenges
- Gifts and entertainment
- Bid rigging and price fixing
- Corruption in public and commercial projects
- Organized crime in construction
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs
Investigating Construction Related Fraud
- Dealing with management during investigations
- Elements of a complete investigation
- Investigative pitfalls and how to avoid them
- A model for proving allegations
- How to prove kickbacks
- The practical use of an investigation checklist
- Suggestions for successful investigations
$25 Early Registration Discount Until March 5, 2018 = $1,170
After March 5, 2018 – REGULAR SEMINAR REGISTRATION Fee = $1,195
Registration FEE is payable to:
Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute, Inc.
3941 Legacy Drive, Suite 204 #218A, Plano, TX 75023.
Registration FEE may be paid by check, MasterCard, Visa or American Express.
Program fee includes instruction, all program materials, breakfast and lunch each day and refreshment breaks.
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cancellation and Refund
Enrollment is limited to assure maximum opportunity for participation and exchange of ideas. Substitutes will be accepted until the program starts. Cancellations will be accepted up to 14 calendar days prior to program start without incurring a $95 late cancellation fee. Full fee is charged for failure to attend when enrollment has not been canceled as specified. Contact Lynn Runyon at Courtenay Thompson & Associates, 214-361-8346 or email@example.com
All participants are eligible to receive up to 16 Continuing Education Credits (CPE’s) to fulfill professional accreditation requirements. Field of Study: Auditing. Course Level: Basic. Group-live, lecture-style seminar; no prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding CPE, complaint, or program cancellation, please contact our office at 214-361-8346.
Courtenay Thompson & Associates is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org
Marriott at Legacy Town Center
We have blocked a limited number of rooms at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center that will be available at the group rate of $199 plus tax per night.
Surrounded by scenic parks and water features, the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center is a luxurious Plano hotel conveniently located within walking distance to upscale shopping, fine dining and entertainment. www.shopsatlegacy.com
Click here for a Marriott Detail Sheet listing Services, Fitness & Recreation (nearby golf courses), Local Attractions & Dining.
– Our group rate is only guaranteed until March 12, 2018.
– Our group rate is available for a limited number of rooms for the nights of 4/2, 4/3 and 4/4.
– Most of our attendees stay at the hotel for two nights and a few opt to stay over a third night.
– If you have any problems making reservations for the nights you would like to stay at the hotel, please let us know and we will check with the hotel to see if they can accommodate your stay.
Call 1-800-228-9290 and use group code: “The Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute”
The seminar classes will be held at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center
7121 Bishop Rd, Plano TX 75024
Courtenay M. Thompson is a recognized authority on fraud-related training for internal auditors, management and investigators. Since entering the educational consulting field in 1981, he has written and presented courses for corporations, government and professional associations worldwide.
He is the co-developer of courses on audit and control of construction costs, and has developed and presented courses on purchasing fraud and contract auditing. His courses are known for providing practical approaches to real problems.
Mr. Thompson’s experience prior to consulting includes public accounting, audit supervisor for consumer financial services for a large retailer, and director of auditing for a life insurance company.
Mr. Thompson received his BBA and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of various accounting and auditing professional associations.
Reviews from Seminar Participants
“Very practical and addresses real work/business fraud and corruption cases. The presenter’s experience in the field was the most invaluable tool in making this course the most valuable for my organization and me as a person.”
“Great discussions, cases and real world examples.”
“I really enjoyed this course. Great amount of time allotted. Great topics, organization, and structure.”
“Gave me a lot to think about.”
“Great ideas – makes me think of things we are not doing.”
$25 Early Registration Discount until March 5, 2018 = $1,170
Regular Seminar Registration Fee = $1,195.00
When registering, please be sure to use the attendee’s name and email address.
Applicable Early Registration Discounts will be applied on the next screen.
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To Register by Telephone: Call Marie Jones at (254) 736-0309
To Register by Fax: Reg Form April 2018 CF
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