Fraud Audit Techniques Using Excel

Fraud Audit Techniques Using Excel
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Price: $19.99
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: N/A
Level: N/A
Model: PM07
Average Rating: Not Rated
Fields of study: Computer Science
Format: PDF

Microsoft Excel provides some easy to use tools that can greatly enhance and expedite the fraud audit process. With all detective work, you want to be able to sift through a large volume of data and utilize a tool that is adequately flexible for you to perform immediate investigations of anything questionable. Excel provides a number of different tools however we are going to focus on a couple of extremely useful ones: Auto filter, Arrays as well as a couple of extremely useful functions that include WEEKDAY and MOD.

Another tool used in fraud audits that does not necessarily require Excel, but can be used in conjunction with Excel, is Benford’s Law. Benford’s law is based on an observation that in certain large data sets, certain digits appear more frequently than others. By comparing the distribution of first digits in some accounting data, this tool can assist you in determining where more investigation is necessary by helping to pinpoint where data may have been contrived through fraud.

This course provides step by step instruction and Excel practice exercises as well as answer files.



Upon completion of this course, a participant should be

1. To improve your ability to sift through large volumes of data to determine the possibility of fraud.

2. To learn which Excel tools are more useful when conducting a fraud audit and how to utilize them effectively.

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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