Development of an Anti-Fraud ProgramThis Portfolio Project option has two parts: a written report and a PowerPoint presentation. A typical organization loses a certain percentage of annual revenue to

Development of an Anti-Fraud Program

This Portfolio Project option has two parts: a written report and a PowerPoint presentation.

A typical organization loses a certain percentage of annual revenue to fraud. The potential for fraud occurs in all organizations, regardless of the industry in which it operates, financial structure, or size. Every organization is vulnerable to fraud. The risk of fraud should be reduced as much as possible to improve the longevity of the organization. Hence, preventing, deterring, and detecting fraud are crucial to the success of organizations. Deterring and preventing fraud can be more economical than detecting, investigating, and recovering from fraud after the fact. These anti-fraud measures must start at the top and must be communicated throughout the organization. They must go beyond internal controls yet consider the cost-benefit.

Develop an anti-fraud program, or model, that can be implemented in any organization. In other words, don’t apply the model to a specific organization. The model, if applied correctly, must be efficient in preventing, detecting and deterring fraud. At minimum, your model must address the following factors:

  • Fraud risk assessment
  • Employees’ Code of Conduct
  • Policies and procedures to prevent, deter, and detect fraud
  • Technical tools to prevent, deter, and detect fraud (i.e. SQL, ODBC, Digital Analysis, etc.)
  • Cost-benefit analysis

Resources to consider:

  • AICPA. (n.d.). Managing the business risk of fraud: A practical guide. Retrieved from https://competency.aicpa.org/media_resources/209048-managing-the-business-risk-of-fraud-a-practical-gu/detail
  • Protiviti. (n.d.) Evaluating your anti-fraud program. Retrieved from https://www.protiviti.com/US-en/insights/suggestions-evaluating-your-anti-fraud-program

The Portfolio Project preliminary deliverables are as follows:

  • Week 6: Submit the proposed final references section for your project (description below).

Part 1: Requirements for the paper:

  • Demonstrate your comprehension of the course material.
  • Use professional business language.
  • 12 pages in length (double-spaced), not including the cover and reference pages. Supporting documents (i.e. charts, graphics, etc.) should be included as addendums to your report and not in the body of the report.
  • Formatted according to the APA format.
  • Include a minimum of 7-8 credible, academic or professional references
  • In addition to your written report, prepare a PowerPoint to present your Anti-Fraud Program to management.

Part 2: Requirements for the presentation:

  • 8 slides, not including the cover and reference slides.
  • Demonstrate your comprehension of the course material.
  • Use professional business language.
  • Include slides that are professional in appearance and not too wordy.
  • Include voiceover that is clear and have minimal background noise (If you do not use the Voiceover feature, you must provide detailed notes in the “Notes” area to support the information presented on your slides).
  • Citations and references should be formatted according to the APA format.

Requirements for the final deliverables:

  • Submit 2 files:
    • PowerPoint presentation
    • Word document

Week 6: At this point you should have established the list of references that will be used to support the content of your paper. Submit the proposed references section of your paper to your instructor. Be sure that you have included a minimum of six references based on the source documents you will use when you prepare your final Portfolio Project due in Module 8. Also, include a list of financial and technical tools to be used in the model.

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Albrecht, W. S., Albrecht, C. O., Albrecht, C. C., & Zimbelman, M. F. (2019). Fraud examination (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). (2018). 2018 Report to the nations on occupational fraud and abuse. Retrieved from https://www.acfe.com/rttn2016/about/executive-summary.aspx

Heitger, L., & Greer, O. L. (2018). Forensic accountants to the rescue. Strategic Finance, 99(9), 48-53.

Jaggi, J. (2020). When Does the Internal Audit Function Enhance Audit Committee Effectiveness?

Kreuter, E. (2017). Forensic accounting: A value-adding skill for the CPA. The CPA Journal, 87(11), 6-

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