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Auditing For Fraud

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Auditing- Technical

Average Rating:
Accounting and Auditing
Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM
Course Levels:
2 Hours

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Auditors are required by Generally Accepted Auditing Standards to perform audit procedures to determine if the financial statements are materially misstated due to error OR FRAUD.  Unfortunately, in the past the profession has focused on misstatements due to errors and largely ignored to possibility of misstatements due to fraud.  While SAS No. 122, AU 240, Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit sets forth the procedures that auditors are required to perform in each audit to determine if the financial statements are materially misstated due to fraud, this program presents a practical approach to making such a determination.  It’s not a substitute for the requirements in SAS 122, AU 240, but rather an informal supplement to the standard with some common-sense procedures which are designed from my over 30 plus years of directing fraud investigations.  After attending this session, you will more than likely never look at a financial statement audit the same way.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the common myths about fraud
  • Recognize the importance of observation
  • Obtain information without asking questions
  • Describe the number one reason fraud is able to be successful
  • Assess the possibility of fraud based on risk
  • Maintain professional skepticism

Major Subjects
  • Auditing
  • Fraud

Course Materials


Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM's Profile

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Mr. Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM, presently serves as the Director of the Division of Municipal Audit for the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Tennessee. The Division is responsible for the annual audit of all municipalities, utility districts, school activity and cafeteria funds, housing authorities, certain not-for-profit organizations and other quasi-governmental entities in the State of Tennessee. In addition, the Divisions staff conducts numerous audits for fraud, waste and abuse each year.

From the beginning of his career with a national accounting firm, through the last 37 years of involvement with the audits of all forms of governmental entities, he brings a wealth of practical experience to his presentations. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Mr. Dycus is a frequent guest speaker/lecturer for various college business/accounting classes, professional associations, local, state and national conferences and not-for-profit organizations. In 1996, the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi presented him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his support of the WKU Accounting Department.

A 1986 graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, Mr. Dycus is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he previously served on the Members in Government Committee, the Ad Hoc CPE Curriculum Task Force on Government and the National CPE Curriculum Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Government Accountants, where he previously served as chapter president; the Government Finance Officers Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, where he also served as chapter president and is a former member of both the Associations Board of Regent and ACFE Foundation as well as a member of their instructor faculty on a national basis. In June, 2005, the Middle Tennessee Chapter honored him with the designation of president emeritus in recognition of his longstanding contributions to the chapter.

For the last several years, Mr. Dycus has developed and/or conducted training programs in all fifty states, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada and Europe, for organizations such as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; numerous state CPA societies; the Government Finance Officers Association; the Association of Government Accountants; the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers; Westcott Communications, Inc.; the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe; New York Presbyterian Hospital; IBM; HCA; NYC Presbyterian Hospital, Saturn, Inc.; the US Department of Labor; the Government Accountability Office; the Internal Revenue Service; Bisk Education, Inc.; Nichols Education, Inc.; numerous state audit organizations and individual professional firms. He is a frequent speaker at various professional conferences, both on a local and national level.

In 1989 and again in 1997, he was the recipient of the AGA's, National Education and Training Award and has been presented with several Outstanding Discussion Leader Awards by both the Tennessee and Florida Societies of Certified Public Accountants. In 1998 he was honored with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Distinguished Achievement Award for his meritorious service in the detection and deterrence of fraud and in 2001 was one of only three individuals to receive the designation as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in recognition for his contribution to expanding the Associations body of knowledge toward the detection of fraud. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Tennessee Society of CPAs first ever, Outstanding CPA in Government Award and in 2004 received the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Outstanding CFE in Government Award. In 2009 he was recognized as a Friend of the Association by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts for his contribution to the utility industry in Tennessee. This was only the second such recognition the association had made in its 52 year history.

In addition, he has authored articles on auditing for fraud for national publications.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For External and Internal Auditors, Fraud Examiners
Original Recording Date 10/2022
Course Developer Dennis F. Dycus
Date Added to Catalog 09/20/2022
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 52


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