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Friday, November 3, 2023 Live Webcast

Evaluating Fraud Risk in a Financial Statement Audit (E2311142)

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Registration: 12:30 PM EDT


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4.0 CPE Credits in AA


The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners says that there is fraud lurking in all businesses including not for profit organizations. It often goes undetected for years and when uncovered, management and the board may question why the auditor did not identify it. The auditor’s responsibility in a financial statement audit is to assess risk and perform sufficient procedures to obtain reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from material misstatement due to fraud or error. However, failure to perform an adequate fraud risk assessment and report deficiencies in internal control, such as lack of segregation of duties can leave a firm vulnerable. This course will discuss the audit procedures that should be performed in accordance AU-240 as recently amended, best practices in performing fraud risk assessment procedures, when and how to report control deficiencies noted in an audit and the most frequent types of fraud found in small to mid-size entities along with internal controls that could be implemented to help prevent and detect them. This course features case studies.

This course features a live instructor and has been specifically designed for the NJCPA.


CPAs in either public or private practice with accounting, financial reporting, or attest responsibilities


  • Understand the drivers of fraud risk in a financial statement audit
  • Conduct procedures required by professional literature to assess the risk of fraud
  • Develop discussion points to review with management and those charged with governance.
  • Identify the main types of fraud that occur in small to mid-size companies and develop internal controls to be responsive to those risks
  • Evaluate fraud case examples and identify how fraud occurred and how it could have been prevented or detected


  • Fraud landscape in the United States
  • Fraud risk procedures as updated by recently issued standards
  • Most likely fraud types found in small to mid-size entities
  • Internal controls to prevent and detect fraud
  • What to do when fraud or suspected fraud is identified
  • Case studies based on recent frauds








Ronald Kral

Ronald J. Kral, CPA, CMA, CGMA


Ronald Kral, CPA, CMA, CGMA Ron Kral is a partner of Kral Ussery LLC, a public accounting firm delivering advisory services, litigation support, and internal audits. Ron has worked with hundreds of clients as a public accountant offering robust solutions on governance, SEC compliance, internal controls testing and remediation, IT general controls, IPO readiness, M&A transactions, auditing standards, COSO frameworks, and U.S. GAAP. He has both an audit and a management perspective, having signed external audit opinions, led a business unit for a large publicly traded company, and delivered numerous internal audit efforts. Specifically, he was a general manager for a large technology company traded on the NYSE as well as a principal consultant with PwC, leading operational audits and internal control projects. He began his public accounting career with a California CPA firm as a financial auditor and was the managing director of the firm’s Orange County office. Ron launched his career as a performance auditor with the California State Auditor. Ron served on FEI’s working group for the development of COSO’s 2013 control framework and is a member of four of the five COSO sponsoring organizations: the AICPA, FEI, IIA, and IMA. Ron holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


$189.00 - Member

$264.00 - Nonmember

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