Annual ISCPA & ACFE Fraud Conference - Forensic Accounting & The Seduction of Fraud

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  • Date/Time
    • Nov 3, 2022 - Nov 4, 2022
    • Sign In: 7:45am (MT)
    • Day 1: 8:00am - 4:00pm (MT)
    • Day 2: 8:00am - 4:00pm (MT)
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  • Location
    • Idaho State Tax Commission
      11321 W. Chinden Blvd., Bldg. 2
      Boise, ID 83714-1021
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  • Credits
    • 16.00
  • Credit Type(s)
    • Accounting (8.00)
    • General Ethics (2.00)
    • Specialized Knowledge and Applications (6.00)
  • Prerequisites
    • None

  • Vendor
    • *** ISCPA ***
  • Level
    • Beginning
  • Fields of Study
    • Accounting
  • Message
    • 1 hour lunch provided


ISCPA & ACFE Boise Chapter have once again partnered to bring you an outstanding 2022 Fraud Conference ...

Day 1:  Forensic Accounting: Fraud Investigations

Forensic accounting has been a rapidly growing part of the accounting profession for some time. The rapid expansion of technology, growth in various sectors of business and industry, and the rise and increase in complexity of white-collar crimes contribute to this growth. A diverse range of clients as well as cases involving all types of fraud make this an attractive profession, and one that is always in high demand.

Enhance your knowledge and skills with our Forensic Accounting: Fraud Investigations course. Whether you have an audit background, work within the public sector, or aspire to be a forensic accountant, this course will provide you with the foundational knowledge to identify, investigate, and communicate your findings. You will also receive a copy of the AICPA's Forensic & Litigation Service's Forensic Accounting — Fraud Investigations practice aid for future reference.

Day 2 - The Seduction of Fraud 

How do people get seduced into fraud? How do fraudsters use seduction to deceive people? Seduction is an indirect form of power; when it is raised to the level of an art, it has toppled governments, won elections, and enslaved great minds. Understanding how fraudsters use seduction in everyday settings will unlock the mysteries behind their ability to circumvent even the strongest internal control systems.

This workshop will use recent examples of major frauds and scandals to understand the driving motivators that move persons beyond acceptable behavior to commit unethical and sometimes illegal actions such as fraud. It will use historical examples from throughout history to explain behavioral traits that are consistent with such behavior. This will include taking a deep dive into the personalities of persons such as Cleopatra, Casanova, and others. Also, we will be examining not only how people are seduced into committing fraud, but also how seduction can be used by them to commit fraud. We will use a combination of various disciplines including: ethics, psychology, human behavior analysis, and fraud examination.

Designed For

  • Individuals looking to expand their knowledge of forensic accounting
  • Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel
  • Controllers and corporate managers
  • Detectives and private investigators
  • Forensic and management accountants
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Loss prevention and security professionals
  • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
  • Objectives

    When you complete Day 1 of this conference you will be able to:

    • Outline the scope of services within a fraud investigation.
    • Determine engagement scope and acceptance considerations.
    • Apply appropriate investigative techniques to an investigation.
    • Summarize and communicate your findings from a fraud investigation.

    When you complete Day 2 of this conference you will be able to:

    •  Discover the power behind the "Seduction of Fraud" and how to use this knowledge to bridge the gap between fraud prevention, ethics, and human nature.
    • Understand the attributes of the "Seduction of Fraud Diamond" and how they can be used to prevent fraud.
    • Develop an understanding of the personality similarities between historical seducers and modern-day fraudsters.
    • Apply the SoF Methodology to a recent case - Wirecard


    Day 1 - 8am - 4pm

    12 - 1Pm - 1 hour lunch break with full lunch provided

    • Evidence in the investigative process
    • Tools used in forensic investigations
    • Conducting interviews
    • Forensic accounting reports
    • Expert witness testimony

    Day 2 - 8am - 4pm

    12 - 1Pm - 1 hour lunch break with full lunch provided

    • Introduction to the Seduction of Fraud
    • Introduction Part 2:Casanova: The Seducers' Game
    • From Star Wars to Star Struck
    • Ethical Baseline: Finding True North
    • Wirecard: Case Study

    Advanced Prep

    • Download PDF manual - view your upcoming events in "My CPE" on website
    • Review ISCPA Parking Map - found in your email confirmation

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    Bruce Shepard

    Bruce Shepard, CPA Las Vegas, Nevada Bruce Shepard was most recently an assistant professor of accounting at George Fox University and an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Oregon, prior to becoming an instructor for the AICPA in 2012.

    From 2006-2010, Mr. Shepard was the Chief Financial Officer of Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had full management responsibility for all financial affairs, daily business operations, administration and human resources.

    From 1985-2006, Mr. Shepard was in charge of the Middle Market Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Portland, Oregon, where he served as an Assurance Partner from 1989-2006 focusing on providing proactive business advisory services to fast-growing companies. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Mr. Shepard spearheaded over 100 acquisitions and divestitures by leading in the financial structuring and negotiations. He worked with clients to develop strategic plans for short-term and long-term growth. He assisted both start-up companies and beyond start-up companies with attaining their needed growth capital.

    Mr. Shepard wrote an article, Financing Entrepreneurs, in 1999 for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Shepard was awarded "Beta Alpha Psi Professional of the Year" in 2006 for sustained involvement with the University of Oregon.

    Steve Morang

    With over 20 years experience in the anti-fraud profession, Steve has an extensive knowledge of fraud, ethics and compliance. He is the former President of the San Francisco Chapter of the ACFE, the author of Big Frauds Column of Fraud Magazine and is an Adjunct Professor in Fraud Examination and Ethics at Golden Gate University. Steve also leads the Fraud & Forensics Practice at at a leading CPA firm in the Bay Area.

    Sanya Morang

    Sanya is an expert on human nature and behavior. She is the founder of The Seduction of Fraud and is the Director of Honey Badger Consulting. She is an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University and holds a bachelor's degree from Webster University, Vienna, Austria. Her background also includes extensive experience in both marketing and psychology. She is the former Vice-President of Research & Development for the San Francisco Chapter of the ACFE and is a Certified Spiritual Mentor. Sanya has previously worked in the fashion, cosmetics and airline industries.

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