Seminar to Discuss Current Trends in Fighting Construction Fraud

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The Construction Audit and Cost Control Institute (CAACCI) will present its “Construction Fraud: Detection, Prevention & Response” seminar April 25-26 in Las Vegas and also June 28-29 in Dallas.

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Great discussions, cases and real world examples.

The Construction Audit and Cost Control Institute (CAACCI) offers seminar participants the opportunity to learn key cost avoidance and cost recovery strategies. “Construction Fraud: Detection, Prevention & Response” is a two-day course during which attendees will explore types of fraud common to construction, learn techniques for reducing construction fraud and how to respond when fraud surfaces. The content is practical and hands-on, loaded with strategies, and includes discussions on current trends.

This course is 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. The 16 hours of continuing professional education credits include valuable information, such as:

  •     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

Course Outline
Introduction to Construction Fraud
Mobilizing Management
Introduction to Detection
Addressing Specific Construction Fraud Challenges
Investigating Construction Related Fraud

Seminar Leader: Courtenay Thompson
Courtenay Thompson provides fraud-related training for auditors, investigators and management worldwide. His courses are known for their practical approaches to real problems.

He is the co-developer of courses on control and audit of construction costs and has developed and presented courses on contract auditing and procurement and contract fraud.

His experience prior to entering consulting included public accounting and internal audit. He has worked with executives to establish fraud policies and was responsible for investigations. He has worked with board members, management, attorneys and law enforcement on fraud-related matters.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Earn 16 CPE credit hours upon completing this 2 day course.

“Construction Fraud: Detection, Prevention & Response” Seminar Dates:
April 25-26 in Las Vegas
June 28-29 in Dallas

The Construction Audit and Cost Control Institute, Inc. (CAACCI) is a resource for sharing information and solutions for today’s challenges in construction auditing and construction cost control. CAACCI members include project management and construction audit representatives from a wide range of private and public organizations throughout North America.

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