Knoxville Account Fest: Proven Controls to Steer You Clear of Fraud

450  |  Course  |  Basic  |  Scheduled


All organizations in the world are vulnerable to fraud, and as such, they have many controls in place to combat it. This course will discuss means and methods to prevent fraud, as well as the controls that organizations use to seek improvements.


Number of Credits Type of Credits
4.00 Auditing

Designed For

CPAs in public practice and industry who wish to educate clients or colleagues on how to better prevent fraud from occurring at the source - would-be fraudsters - as well as to seek means to improve anti-fraud controls


  • Fraud's cost - ACFE's Report to the Nations; Ancillary costs
  • Why good folks go bad - What studies indicate; Five interesting findings; Red flags
  • Combating fraud with controls
  • Fraud checklists


  • Understand the prevalence and incredible cost of fraud
  • Learn what drives seemingly honest people to steal
  • Understand that there are many layers in fraud defense
  • Understand that checklists can help both management and us to focus in areas we may have overlooked


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Robert W. Wells, CPA, CFE

Robert "Wayne" Wells has 51 years of experience in public accounting and annually instructs numerous continuing education seminars and in-firm training classes for continuing education providers in the areas of accounting, auditing, fraud, and taxation.

Wells began his career in public accounting in 1970 with the national firm of what was then Touché, Ross & Co. in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1974, he joined a local firm in Nashville and provides accounting, auditing, fraud investigations, and tax services to small- and medium-sized businesses as well as extensive tax services to individuals.

Wells graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics. He holds a certified public accountant certificate in Tennessee, and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award presented by the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award presented by the AICPA, and an Outstanding Discussion Leader Award presented by Surgent..

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