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Building the Audit Program to Detect Ghost Employees

BUILDING THE AUDIT PROGRAM TO DETECT GHOST EMPLOYEES

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Cost Free
CPE Credits 1.0 hour
CE Credits 0.0 hours
Subject Area Auditing
Course Level Basic
Instructional Method Group Internet Based
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Description

This session is an in-depth examination of the various types of ghost employee schemes. The session will cover both the sampling plan and audit testing procedures designed to locate and uncover the different permutations of ghost employees.

Learning Objectives:


  • Discover a synopsis of inherent ghost employee fraud schemes

  • Identify the data profile of the ghost employee

  • Learn how to build the fraud audit program

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Leonard W. Vona is the CEO of Fraud Auditing, Inc. He is a forensic accountant with more than 38 years of diversified fraud auditing experience, including a distinguished 18-year private industry career. His firm, Fraud Auditing, Inc., advises clients in areas of litigation support, financial investigations, fraud detection, and fraud prevention.

Mr. Vona is the author of Fraud Risk Assessment: Building a Fraud Audit Program, The Fraud Audit: Responding to the Risk of Fraud in Core Business Systems, and Fraud Data Analytics Methodology: The Fraud Scenario Approach to Uncovering Fraud in Core Business Systems

Mr. Vona has successfully conducted more than 100 financial investigations and fraud auditing engagements for some of the largest high profile corporations in the United States. The net result of his efforts has saved clients millions of dollars through recovery or defense strategies. His financial investigation experience includes embezzlement, business disputes, asset theft, bribery and corruption, malpractice, and disbursement schemes. Mr. Vona’s trial experience is extensive, including appearances in federal and state courts. He is qualified as an expert witness, as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and is cited in West Law for the successful use of circumstantial evidence.

Mr. Vona lectures nationally and internationally on fraud risk assessments, fraud investigation, fraud prevention, and detection, and fraud schemes perpetrated on companies. He regularly speaks at audit conferences and has developed the Fraud Training Curriculum for the MIS Training Institute, an internationally recognized audit training organization. Mr. Vona has provided more than 1,000 days of fraud training to organizations around the world. He was previously on the faculty of Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has written the training course on Auditors Responsibility for Detecting Fraud – SAS99 used by CPA Societies across the country. His international training experience includes five continents and training through interpreters in the Spanish, Portuguese and Russian languages.

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About Our Presenter

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Fraud Auditing, Inc. provides exceptional client service and strives for excellence in every professional matter. We treat all of our clients like our best client. With our cumulative years of experience and creative approach to fraud auditing, we offer the highest quality and value of forensic accounting services. Our professionals handle all matters directly and take great pride in the services offered. We know how to uncover fraud and simplify complex fraud cases.