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The Red Flags of Financial Statement Fraud

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Accounting - Technical

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Industry |  Partner Produced |  Accounting and Auditing
Sarah L. Jennings, CPA, CFE
Course Levels:
1 Hours
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Let’s get down to business… and the issues CPAs face in industry. As the most engaged advisor in a company’s financial health, how do you handle the factors not quantified on a P&L or real-world exchanges that don’t follow IRS definitions to a tee?

  • Financial statement fraud accounts for 10% of all white-collar crime, can you spot the red flags?
  • IT continues to impact the risk in the financial realm – determine a budget for your specific IT needs.
  • Leverage the unquantifiable factors of financial statements to build organizational value.

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The Red Flags of Financial Statement Fraud
Ten percent of white-collar crime incidents are financial statement fraud. While corruption and asset misappropriation account for a much larger share, their repercussions are far less impactful. Learn how to detect financial statement fraud and protect your investments by examining it’s five basic types and their red flags.
Sarah L. Jennings, CPA, CFE – Shareholder, Maner Costerisan, P.C., Lansing

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Financial statement fraud accounts for 10% of all white-collar crime, can you spot the red flags?
  • IT continues to impact the risk in the financial realm – determine a budget for your specific IT needs
  • Leverage the unquantifiable factors of financial statements to build organizational value

Major Subjects See Description

Course Materials


Sarah L. Jennings, CPA, CFE Related seminars and products: 1


Maner Costerisan, P.C., Lansing

Sarah currently serves as a principal in the firm’s Accounting and Outsourced Solutions department, leads Maner Costerisan’s fraud and forensics practice and the director of Maner Costerisan’s nonprofit committee.  Sarah oversees outsourced solutions engagements providing guidance and advisory services to client leadership and teams on financial analysis, projections and workflow.  She has particular specialization performing fraud risk assessments and internal control process improvements for organizations across various industries.  Sarah maintains a strong desire to help her clients augment their internal controls and fraud prevention systems, while minimizing their costs in the process.  Sarah also performs examinations for various organizations to determine and document the extent of loss due to fraud.
Beyond her client responsibilities at Maner Costerisan, Sarah regularly shares her expertise with colleagues and peers by speaking on industry related topics including fraud (risk areas and prevention), financial oversight, board governance and ethics.
Sarah volunteers her time with various charitable organizations primarily focused on leadership and entrepreneurism.
Sarah resides in Laingsburg, Michigan with her husband, Russ, and their son, Kannon. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and playing golf.


Thu, Mar 11, 2021 - 09:00am to 09:59am EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Budget-minded CPAs in public accounting and business & industry
Yellow Book No
Course Developer MICPA
Original Recording Date 03/24/2020
Date Added to Catalog 06/04/2020

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Live Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 106


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"The subject matter presented was easy to follow and was relevant. Sarah did a great job of presenting."

Janet C

"Mr. SPALDING made a dry subject interesting and informative. I especially liked his casual presentation of an important subject. Good job!!"

Sandra C

"Learned a lot"

Dawn H - Flint, Michigan

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