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Fraud Prevention Institute for Employee Benefit Plans—Session Details and Handouts

Session handouts were available to registered attendees from Wednesday, July 12 through Tuesday, September 12. Please contact edprog@ifebp.org if you have questions or need assistance.

Show Date:  

Monday, July 17

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

F01  An Overview of Fraud Schemes and Lessons Learned

Eileen E. Brassil, CFE, CPA Panelist
Partner
Legacy Professionals LLP
Chicago, IL

Heather K. McShain Panelist
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Department of Justice
Chicago, Illinois

Lawrence R. Beebe, CPA Panel Facilitator
Partner
Bond Beebe, Accountants and Advisors
Bethesda, MD

Mark Russell Panelist
Toronto Transit Commission
Toronto, Ontario

Hear a panel discuss: • Various fraud schemes they’ve encountered • How these schemes were uncovered • What was the impact to the fiduciaries? • How and why did they work? • Lessons learned • Simple prevention tips to employ now. (#10—General Topics)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

F02  Why Good People Do Bad Things

Christopher E. Brecht, GBA, RPA Moderator
Chief Executive Officer
Carday Associates
Columbia, MD

Leslie Kirsch, CFE, CIDA, CISA Speaker
Senior Manager
Bond Beebe
Bethesda, MD

• Understanding motivations and temptations • Contributing psychological factors • Structural and environmental factors • Red flags to note (#10—General Topics)

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

F03  Why an Annual Audit Isn’t Enough

Bishara Rizek, CA, CPA Co-Speaker
Partner
BDO Canada LLP
Burlington, ON

Gary Brunick, Jr., CPA, CGMA Co-Speaker
Partner
Buchbinder Tunick & Company LLP
Bethesda, MD

Peter O'Hara Moderator
Director, Account Management/Consulting
The PBAS Group
Toronto, ON

• Purpose of an annual financial statement audit • What are the various types of audits? • Internal vs. external audits • Advantages and limitations of audits • Internal controls • Audit options for Canadian plans • Action steps and considerations (#10—General Topics)

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

F13  Data Breaches and Lost Information - What's Your Risk?

Lawrence R. Beebe, CPA Moderator
Partner
Bond Beebe, Accountants and Advisors
Bethesda, MD

Tiffany R. Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE Speaker
Principal
Acuity Forensics
Vancouver, Washington

(#10—General Topics)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

F04  Identifying Internal (Operational) Fraud

Christopher E. Brecht, GBA, RPA Co-Speaker
Chief Executive Officer
Carday Associates
Columbia, MD

David Evangelista, CPA Co-Speaker
Principal
MSPC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, PC
Cranford, NJ

Eileen E. Brassil, CFE, CPA Moderator
Partner
Legacy Professionals LLP
Chicago, IL

• Where fraud can occur in any organization • How good and cost-effective internal controls can help prevent it • Hiring considerations • Reporting and investigation • Communication (external and internal) (#10—General Topics)

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

F05  Steps to Minimize Fraud in Any Size Organization

Bishara Rizek, CA, CPA Co-Speaker
Partner
BDO Canada LLP
Burlington, ON

Christopher J. Rosetti, CFE, CFF, CPA Moderator
Chief Operating Officer
New York State Nurses Association, Pension Plan and Benefits Fund
Albany, NY

Richard C. Gordon, CFE, CGMA, CPA/ABV/CFF Co-Speaker
Director of Forensic & Valuation Services
Lindquist CPA
San Ramon, CA

• Best practices in governance in small, medium or large organizations • Accountability for fraud prevention • What does an antifraud model look like? • Levels of reporting • Measuring effectiveness and potential savings (#10—General Topics)