Course Description

Fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of assets, bribery, abuse of power, and corruption--forensic examiners need to learn the particularities of these abuses in the governmental environment.

General course topics include:

  • Corruption
  • Bribery
  • Abuse
  • Government procurement
  • Common fraud schemes

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to

  • Describe the four attributes that make the government environment prone to fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Define corruption, bribery, extortion, and illegal gratuities.
  • Describe the six most common fraud methods in government procurement cycle.
  • Explain the government procurement cycle, basic appropriation law and "parking money" risk.
  • Describe the basic principles of the Anti-Deficiency Act and Bona Fide Needs Statue.
  • Define Best Value: Tradeoff process vs. Lowest price technically acceptable.
  • Describe the types of abuses that are committed at each stage of the government procurement cycle, including during the competitive bidding process.
  • Define elements and indicators of defective pricing, product substitution, cost mischarging, progress payment fraud, and price fixing.



Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Information for Accountants

This course equals 10.5 CPEs for accountants.

Course Registration

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