This seminar has been developed to meet the needs of those in need of a better understanding of financial statement analysis and interpretation with particular emphasis on fraud and misrepresentation. Any executive whose work involves evaluating and using financial statements to make decisions should find this seminar useful. The targeted audience includes company executives, credit managers, financial executives, accountants and those relying upon financial representations or wishing to assess risk factors for financial misrepresentation. An understanding of the basic financial statements is assumed.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
I. Overview Of The Subjects For Discussion
A. Scope Of The Course
B. Review Of Course Outline
C. Review Of Past Fraudulent Practices
9:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
II. Discussion Of Recent Major Legislation And The Accounting Profession's Response
A. The Auditor's Responsibility Under SAS 99
B. Changes From Prior Requirements
C. The Need For Professional Skepticism
D. Obtaining Risk-Relevant Information
E. The Types Of Fraud
F. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
G. The Government's Response To Fraud
10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Providing A Framework Of Financial Statement Fraud Detection
A. A Look At Fraud Exposure
B. Risk Related To Management And The Board Of Directors
C. The Tone From The Top
D. Considering The Fraud Triangle
E. Looking For Symptoms Within The Industry Or The Organization
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
IV. Cost Of Sales And Inventory Related Fraudulent Practices
A. Why Analytical Review Is So Important
B. The McKesson And Robbins Model
C. Was Crazy Eddie So Crazy?
D. They Symptoms Of Inventory Manipulation And Fraud
E. The Impact On Cost Of Sales
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
V. Financial Statement Fraud From The Revenue Perspective
A. Conditions Spawning Revenue Related Fraud
B. What Are The Symptoms
C. Consideration Of The Auditor's Role
2:15 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
VI. A Look At The Adequacy Of Disclosure
A. What Needs To Be Disclosed?
B. Who's Company Is It Anyway?
C. Red Flags In Disclosures
2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
VII. Why Companies Overstate Assets And Understate Liabilities
A. Do We Really Have All Those Assets?
B. Assessment Of Asset Overstatement Fraud
C. A Critical Look At The Liability Side Of The Balance Sheet
D. I Thought We Owed More Than That
E. Guidance In Determining Understatement Of Liabilities
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Putting It All Together And Consideration Of A Case Study