Fighting Fraud: What Accountants Need to Know

Unfortunately, fraudsters target many Canadian individuals, workplaces and even government actors. More than a third of Canadians report having been a victim of fraud. In 2018, more than half of Canadian businesses reported being targeted by fraudsters. Scam artists have “cashed in” on the COVID-19 pandemic, sending fake emails asking individuals to repay CERB or CRB. 

Forensic accountants play a crucial role in fighting fraud. A forensic accountant will want to ensure that they are competent to take on fraud cases.

8 Mar 2022, 11:00 AM

1 CPD hours


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Course Description

In this informative presentation, we will provide a comprehensive overview of fraud including:

  • The legal framework, both criminal and civil, governing fraud.
  • What are the various types of fraud (e.g. cyber fraud, stock manipulation)?
  • Psychological theories as to why people commit fraud.
  • Engaging a client who suspects fraud.
  • Fraud “red flags”.
  • Gathering information in cases of suspected fraud.
  • An occupational fraud investigation case.
  • Working with other professionals (e.g. lawyers, police officers) to fight suspected fraud.

Course Walkthrough

  • Presentation
  • Recording
  • Certificate: Fighting Fraud: What Forensic Accountants Need to Know
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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Jennifer Lynch

Jennifer Lynch is the founder and principal forensic accountant of Lynch & Associates, Forensic Accountants, practicing in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death claims, partnership disputes, fraud examination related to asset misappropriation, money laundering, employment theft, financial statement manipulation, issues of bankruptcy, insolvency, business reorganization, and other fraud-related cases. She obtained her Master of Business Administration degree through the Schulich School of Business. She holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation, a Certified Management Accountant designation, a Certified Fraud Examiner designation, a Certified Forensic Investigator designation, and a Chartered Business Valuator designation. She is also a qualified expert witness.

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