Fraud Prevention

This course provides a refresher or an introduction for fraud prevention. You will have an opportunity to review your fraud prevention knowledge, consider what the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reported in 2020, and learn methods to evaluate fraud risk and weaknesses in your organizations. You will develop a better understanding of the principles, methods, and limitations of fraud prevention in a Canadian context. 

Note: The contents of this course have some overlap with on-demand courses Introduction to Internal Control and Internal Control in Smaller Entities. Members are advised to take one of these three courses.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe what can happen in the absence of internal controls.
  2. Identify warning signs for potential fraud in any organization.
  3. Describe 3 themes that are characteristic of most frauds.
  4. Describe current fraud trends and patterns according to research.
  5. Identify the steps of the COSO Risk Management Guide.

Topics Covered

  • What happens in the absence of internal controls 
  • Warning signs for potential fraud
  • Fraud themes
  • Findings of fraud examiners 
  • COSO

What's included in the course price?

  • 1 hour of verifiable PD
  • Certificate of completion
  • Access to course materials 24/7

What others have said about this course

  • Good source of refresher material on Fraud Prevention and statistical information from the ACFE 2016 report. Overall, I enjoyed this course. Thank you.

  • Good course, enjoy the real life examples.


Arun K. Mathur, FCPA, FCA, LPA

Founder and Lead Instructor, UltimQuest Knowledge Inc.

Arun is Partner at Gerald Duthie & Co. LLP, where he provides professional services to a diverse group of clients. Arun is also Owner and Lead Instructor at UltimQuest Knowledge Inc. He has been delivering corporate training on improving governance, ethics, internal control, performance measurement and related topics. He provides live and online training through CPA bodies across Canada and Bermuda. Arun served for several years on the Board for HealthForce Ontario Marketing and Recruitment Agency, and was also Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee there and for the Trillium Gift of Life Network. He has served on the CMA Ontario's Review Committee prior to the merger.