Government & Nonprofit Frauds & Controls to Stop Them Webcast [FCS4]

Dec 6, 2023
Time: 09:00am-1:00pm


Auditing / Governmental

Credit Hours:



Member: $150.00
Non-member: $215.00

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Discussion Leader:

Diane E. Edelstein, CPA    more info

Diane E. Edelstein is a Senior Partner at Maher Duessel in Pittsburgh and has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. Her entire auditing career has focused on nonprofits, governments, and Single Audits. She now works part time and specializes in teaching and consulting. Diane was a member of the AICPA NPO Planning Conference Committee from 2012 to 2017 and spoke each year on Single Audit topics. She is also a past member of the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center Executive Committee. She has conducted peer reviews of Single Audits and is a prior member of the PICPA Professional Ethics Committee. Diane received a B.A. in accounting (with distinction) from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Government & Nonprofit Frauds & Controls to Stop Them Webcast (FCS4)

December 6th, 2023 / 9:00 am 1:00 pm Alaska Time

Live Webcast / Washington Society of CPAs Virtual Classroom

George Washington once wrote, We ought not to look back, unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience. The cost of fraud, dearly paid by governments and nonprofits, is too severe not to learn and profit from. In this course, we will look back at real-world government and nonprofit frauds and derive useful controls to stop them. The course materials utilize a highly illustrative and innovative format. Over 15 focused exercises are included to provide an enhanced working knowledge of fraud and anti-fraud controls to both auditors and industry professionals.

Major Topics:
- Examine real-world misappropriations of cash, check frauds, vendor scams, credit card abuse, grant frauds, benefit schemes, inventory thefts, and payroll frauds.
- Consider and develop controls to stop fraud.
- Tailor controls to the size and fit of the government or nonprofit.

Learning Objectives:
- Identify common frauds occurring in governments and nonprofits today.
- Skillfully develop controls to combat frauds.
-Protect governments and nonprofits from fraud.

Designed For: Auditors of governments and nonprofits and industry professionals interested in preventing fraud.

CPE Credits: 4, Auditing / Governmental

Level of Knowledge: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of the government and nonprofit environment.

Acronym: FCS4

Discussion Leader: Diane Edelstein