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Financial Statement Fraud

Total Credits: 2 including 1 Accounting - Technical, 1 Auditing- Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute
Samantha M. Weeks, CFE
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Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



This course is an introduction to the most common schemes used to manipulate an organization’s financial statements; also known as cooking the books. This course includes descriptions and examples of such schemes.  We will also discuss the types of tests used to uncover this type of fraud. 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how the financial statements can be manipulated
  • Review case studies from real organizations that have perpetrated this type of fraud
  • Gain tools that management, CPAs, and auditors can use right away to detect financial statement fraud

Major Subjects
  • Occupational Fraud
  • Financial Statement Fraud
  • Cooking the books

Course Materials


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Certified Fraud Examiner

Samantha received BS (Texas Woman’s University) and MS (University of Texas at Dallas) degrees in accounting and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has served on the board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – Dallas Chapter at both the Director and Vice-President levels. In those roles she curated the speaker lineup for monthly chapter meetings and the chapter’s annual fraud conference. Samantha has been a Featured Member of the ACFE (August 2016) and was published in ACFE Insights in December 2017.
Samantha shares her expertise in loyalty programs, account takeover fraud, and occupational fraud basics as a public speaker at numerous conferences and for professional organizations. She has worked with law enforcement to investigate credit card fraud rings and human trafficking. Samantha served in the United States Marine Corps at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, VA. She received a meritorious promotion and was gifted a hand-written letter and Battle Standard of the Marine Corps by General James L. Jones.
Samantha has been working in risk and control environments for 10 years and has led the fraud risk management program for a Fortune 200 company. She has expertise in leveraging data analytics for fraud detection, describing compelling narratives from complex data, and communicating effectively with all levels of leadership. 
Samantha Weeks works as a consultant based in Dallas, Texas. Samantha has worked in military intelligence, retail, internal audit, and fraud risk management. She has performed audits of accounts payable, cash balances, bank reconciliations, fuel, loyalty programs, expenses, procurement and supply chain processes, vendors, inventory, payroll, construction projects, and kick-back schemes. Account takeover fraud is her specialty which predominantly impacts the travel, hospitality, retail, and financial industries.


Thu, Dec 09, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CST
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:49am CST
Wed, Jan 12, 2022 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CST
Mon, Jan 31, 2022 - 09:00am to 10:49am CST
Thu, Feb 10, 2022 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CST
Mon, Feb 28, 2022 - 09:00am to 10:49am CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For
  • Internal and external auditors at all levels
  • Accounting and accountability personnel at all levels 
  • Risk and compliance management personnel at all levels

Original Recording Date 02/11/2019
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Samantha M. Weeks, CFE
Date Added to Catalog 02/05/2019

Additional Information

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Official Registry Statement Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 128


James D

"Great class on a relevant topic that we should all be competent with."

Jose D - Miami, Florida

"Good courses and an excellent speaker."

Holly J

"Engagement for a webinar class was great. Very interesting, timely, and useful"

John L

"Very happy with the speaker and the content."

Julie S

"Excellent presentation. Very organized and covered a lot of bases, both theoretical and pragmatic. A+"

Robert L - Tavenier, Florida

"This was good. She speaks real well. No "um's", "like", etc."

Maria P

"Excellent speaker. "

Debra P

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Denise G - Albany, New York

"Examples provided by the speaker were interesting"

Sue V

"Samantha was great! She has good rapture with the audience and presents well."

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