March 27, 2017 8:00am – 3:30pm Map & Directions 602-252-4144

Successful Strategies for Fraud Prevention and Detection

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Understand the prevalence of fraud; Realize how organizations may cause fraud without realizing it; Comprehend the cost of fraud; See how the new COSO Framework for Internal Control focuses on fraud ; Understand the importance of the environment; Recognize potential tipoffs to fraudulent behavior; Comprehend information that indicates how some people respond differently to certain factors; Understand that there are many layers in fraud defense.


ASCPA Learning Center
4801 E Washington St Ste 180
Phoenix, AZ 85034-2040

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Accounting & Auditing


Our focus is to reduce the overall risk of fraud. To that end, this course focuses on what factors contribute to turning honest employees into fraudsters. Discussion will include integrity and ethics, as well as how people may react in certain situations.

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CPAs in public practice and industry who wish to educate clients or colleagues on how to better prevent fraud from occurring at the source - would-be fraudsters. In addition, those who need discussion of controls used by fraud victim organizations and how



Event Leaders

Kral, Ron

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Ronald Kral is the managing partner of Candela Solutions LLC, a public accounting firm with a national focus on governance, SEC compliance, and internal auditing. He is an educator, advisor, and internal assurance provider for boards and management teams. Mr. Kral has worked with over 300 clients, many through Big Four firms. His clients include public companies registered with the SEC, private companies, and other organizations seeking practical accounting guidance and assessments.

Prior to forming Candela Solutions in 2003, Mr. Kral was a financial executive for a subsidiary of a multi-billion dollar company traded on the NYSE. He was also a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading operational audits and internal control projects. He began his public accounting career with a California CPA firm as a financial auditor where he signed audit opinions upon becoming managing director of the firm’s Orange County office. He launched his career as a performance auditor with the California State Auditor. He is a nationally recognized speaker on corporate compliance, risk assessments, controls, SEC disclosures, auditing standards, and accounting matters.

Mr. Kral holds an M.B.A. from Arizona State University and a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the FEI, IIA, IMA, and other professional organizations.

More With Kral, Ron


Fraud's cost - ACFE's Report to the Nations; Ancillary costs; Current economy - Microeconomics; Analyses; COSO's Internal Control Framework - Principle #1 - Integrity/Ethics; Principle #8 - Fraud Risk Assessment; Power of morale - Shrink the fraud triangle; Motivation; Deviant workplace behavior; Historic schemes; Why good folks go bad - What studies indicate; Five interesting findings; Red flags; Combating fraud with controls; Fraud prevention checklists.

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