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PRODUCTIVITY AND TIME MANAGEMENT We are all different, we work differently, we have different times and durations of productivity, and different strengths and weaknesses. This is why there are so many different approaches to productivity and time management and thousands of books on the subject. To improve productivity and time management we must understand ourselves […]

INTERESTING IDEAS Artificial Intelligence. AI. In Audit. Yes, we are there. As data analytics become more and more prevalent in our industry the need to further automate processes beyond standard data tools is becoming apparent. Last week my team and I used our first bot to assist with the de-encryption of four years of data. […]

PRODUCTIVITY AND TIME MANAGEMENT Is your email inbox unruly? Do you waste time searching for emails you know you received or sent? Technology can be both an enormous time saver, but it can also cause us to waste an enormous amount of time as well. To stay productive and not waste time with technology we […]

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ACFE: The Fraud Examiner

Why Software Engineering Firms Need to Hire CFEs

Mary Breslin, CFE, President Verracy

Can a system or software be responsible for fraud? Like a voyeur, I sat and watched the system automatically, and without human intervention, conceal fraud. Let me explain. I recently completed a fraud investigation in which the system — hardware and software — provided both the opportunity for the fraud and an automated concealment. The […]

Fraud Examiner

When Fraud Is Hidden In Plain Sight

Mary Breslin, CFE, President Verracy

Recently, I spoke about fraud at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for their investigators. My day was off to a rocky start, as I accidentally burned a big hole in my pink crepe suit jacket while trying to use the steam function on the hotel iron to rid it of a few wrinkles. Normally I […]

Fraud Conference News

Can You Teach Ethical Behavior?

Mary Breslin, CFE, President Verracy

Ethics training is hardly a foreign concept to fraud examiners. Most organizations have some form of mandatory ethics training as a part of their compliance programs. But can you actually teach people to make ethical decisions? Or are these trainings only a formality? Mary Breslin, founder of Verracy Training and Consulting, explored this topic with […]

Recommended Books and Resources

A Practical Guide To Performing Fraud Risk Assessments

by: Mary Breslin

Raise The Red Flag: An Internal Auditor’s Guide to Detect and Prevent Fraud

by: Lynn Fountain, CGMA, CRMA

Fraud Data Analytics Methodology: The Fraud Scenario Approach to Uncovering Fraud in Core Business Systems

by Leonard W. Vona

The Fraud Audit: Responding to the Risk of Fraud in Core Business Systems

by Leonard W. Vona

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