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Spotting a Nonprofit Fraud Within Minutes of an Audit

Mary Breslin, CFE, CIA, president of Empower Audit, shares the lessons she learned from her very first fraud case and the red flags she spotted within the first 10 minutes of a routine audit.

About Mary

Mary Breslin is the Founder of Verracy and specializes in Internal Audit transformations, Operational and Financial Auditing, Fraud Auditing and Investigations, and Corporate Accounting.

Ms. Breslin’s career spans over 20 years in Internal Auditing, Management and Accounting for companies such as ConocoPhillips, Barclays Capital, Costco Wholesale, Jefferson Wells and Boart Longyear. With significant International experience, she has managed audit programs in more than 50 countries. Most recently, Ms. Breslin held the title of Vice President and Chief Audit Executive where she transformed a checklist audit function into a value-add audit department which regularly delivered measurable business results through the use of risk-based auditing, data analytics, continuous education and skill development for her leadership team and staff.

About The Fraud Talk Podcast

Fraud Talk is the ACFE's monthly podcast. In these sessions, we break down case studies, talk with the industry's leading experts and give you more tools to spot, fight and prevent fraud.