Construction Fraud - Ways to Identify them and Prevent them

Instructor: Denise Cicchella
Product ID: 702954
  • Duration: 90 Min

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This training on construction fraud prevention will discuss proven audits strategies and techniques for detecting and preventing common fraud and risk in construction activities. Attendees will also learn how to manage when fraud arises and the tips to effectively control construction costs.

Why Should You Attend:

Construction projects are complex and involve a large investment of time and money. Oversight of projects is difficult due to the volumes of paperwork, expertise needed, specialized skill sets, and trust placed in vendors. Historically it has been proven that once audit is conducted, recovery is possible.

Whether it is fixed fee contracts, cost plus, design build or guaranteed maximum, though the risk has shifted, there are still areas of fraud and abuse. This webinar will look at some of these areas of risk, allowing attendees to prioritize risk, risk mitigation and audit strategies.

It will explore the common types of construction frauds and techniques for enhancing your organizational ability to effectively control fraud and construction costs.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

Following topics will be discussed during the webinar

  • Common frauds in construction contracts
  • Controls to reduce fraud
  • Audit strategies
  • Why fraud occurs
  • Results driven recovery
  • Audit timing

Who will Benefit:

  • Project Managers
  • Facilities Management
  • Legal Departments
  • Construction Auditors
  • Audit Executive
  • Certified Fraud Examiners
  • CPAs and other accounting bodies

Instructor Profile:

Denise Cicchella, CIA, CFE, CCA is executive director at Auspicium. Ms. Cicchella has lectured and taught on the topic of construction audit in the past. She has also lead and participated in construction audits of major private and infrastructure projects resulting in large recoveries for her clients. She is also the author of the IIA Handbook: Construction Audit: Overview, Monitoring and Auditing. She is the founding president of the New York/New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Construction Auditors.

Topic Background:

Construction projects are complex in nature and contain terminology not commonly used elsewhere. Because of their complexity and the fast track nature of many projects, often audits are not done. Significant reliance may be placed with accounts payable personnel who may not be well trained to detect common errors or to find some of the errors.

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