It is time for Owners to explore the role gifts and entertainment play in major construction fraud.
DALLAS (PRWEB) April 02, 2018
Construction Fraud Webinar: "Impact of Gifts & Entertainment on Construction Projects"
April 18, 2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm CDT
1 CPE - $89
Does auditing gift and entertainment practices really make a difference? Attendees can compare their organization’s practices to best practices. The webinar will include a step by step approach that can be used for addressing systemic problems. Learn how being overly friendly with contractors can work against your organization and the single action that can change the culture.
“There is too much fraud on construction projects, but errors leading to overcharge and nonperformance can be even more costly,” says Courtenay Thompson, webinar presenter. “Some organizations do a better job than others in protecting their construction projects from fraud, overcharge and nonperformance. Excessive gifts and entertainment seem to correlate with bribery and kickbacks, but even when there is no fraud the goodwill associated with friendly socializing may result in less rigorous inspection and scrutiny of billings.”
Previous attendees noted the “brief, to-the-point, efficient presentation” with “good thoughts on things to look at for excessive gifting.” “Courtenay’s experience and effective delivery of the most meaningful material was in a format that was very easy to digest and understand.” “I enjoyed the learning opportunity and will look forward to attending future webinars from CAACCI.”
Courtenay Thompson, of Courtenay Thompson & Associates (ctassoc.com), 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.
The Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute (CAACCI) of Dallas, Texas has been providing public offering and in-house professional development training seminars in affiliation with Courtenay Thompson & Associates since 2008. The principal instructors (Courtenay Thompson and Rich Townsend) have been providing construction audit and fraud professional development training to management and auditors for over 30 years. CAACCI members include project management and construction audit representatives from a wide range of private and public organizations. For more information on our construction audit and construction fraud seminars, go to caacci.org.