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Enhancing Skepticism to Fight Fraud

Enhancing Skepticism to Fight Fraud

This webcast will provide practical insights into using skepticism to mitigate fraud risk. Learn how skepticism can be a key element in strengthening an organization’s fraud risk management program.

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NASBA Field of Study

Behavioral Ethics



CPE Credits



Julie Vichot, Nancy Haig, Brian Wilson, Julie Bell Lindsay


3 months

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Are You Skeptical Enough?

Failure to exercise skepticism can result in significant consequences, including fraud. An appropriate level of skepticism can help members of the financial reporting supply chain and other relevant stakeholders enhance their effectiveness in mitigating the risk of fraud and misconduct. Skepticism can be used to identify red flags and early warning signs that might otherwise be overlooked.

This webcast, hosted by the Anti-Fraud Collaboration, promotes the importance of skepticism and how it can be critical in detecting fraud or error during the financial reporting process. A panel comprised of financial reporting supply chain members provides practical insights into how to enhance skepticism while overcoming biases, managing the risks of emerging technologies, and emerging from a crisis.

Free for AICPA Members and non-members.

Who Will Benefit
  • Investors
  • Forensic specialists
  • Compliance professionals
  • Financial executives
  • External auditors
  • Internal auditors
  • Audit committees
  • Board members
Key Topics
  • Who should strive to exercise skepticism?
  • The importance of skepticism during a crisis
  • Considerations for the risks of emerging technologies
  • How biases threaten skepticism
  • How to use skepticism to mitigate fraud risk
Learning Outcomes
  • Distinguish key oversight responsibilities of financial reporting supply chain members in exercising skepticism
  • Identify risks of emerging technologies and the current environment
  • Identify how to overcome biases to maintain skepticism
  • Analyze practical insights into enhancing skepticism to mitigate fraud risk
  • Determine the importance of skepticism
More Details
NASBA Field of Study
Behavioral Ethics
Basic understanding of fraud risk management, financial reporting, accounting and auditing, internal controls, and corporate governance
This is a live event. You will have access on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.
1 hr
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Julie Vichot
Julie Vichot serves as Leader of the Global and U.S. System of Quality Management Implementation within Audit and Assurance Services and as part of a Fraud Risk Center of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Julie supports Deloitte globally through the design and implementation of an enhanced system of quality management as part of her Global System of Quality Management leadership role. Julie has been a National Professional Practice Director and part of the Fraud Risk Center at Deloitte for the past ten years. Prior to her current roles, Julie has been responsible for consulting with engagement teams and clients as a National Office clearing partner on complex accounting, auditing, and SEC reporting matters. With over 33 years of audit experience, Julie has extensive experience consulting with audit teams serving SEC registrants through risk situations.
Nancy Haig
Nancy Haig serves as Chair of the North American Board of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Nancy is a globally recognized internal audit and compliance executive who is known for building and transforming internal audit and compliance functions to achieve significant results, while at the same time, mentoring and respecting individual team members. Nancy has extensive experience across the professional services, pharmaceutical, healthcare and financial services industries. Nancy is also a board member, and former audit committee member, serving on the global board of directors at The IIA.
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson is Vice President, Corporate Controller at MyEyeDr. based in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Brian is a distinguished finance executive with nearly 20 years of delivering acclaimed insights and results in accounting, M&A, and process improvement. Brian holds CPA and CGMA credentials and is an expert on many U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. He is a frequent speaker or panelist on complex accounting and reporting topics and has served on committees for organizations such as Financial Executives International and the Michigan State University Accounting Alumni Board. Prior to MyEyeDr., Brian worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and KPMG and served on the staffs of the Center for Audit Quality and the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
Julie Bell Lindsay
Julie Bell Lindsay is Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). As Executive Director, Julie is responsible for carrying out the mission and vision of the CAQ’s Governing Board, which is comprised of CEOs from the eight leading public company auditing firms and the AICPA, as well as three independent members from outside the public company auditing profession. Previously, Julie served as a Managing Director and the Deputy Head of Global Regulatory Affairs at Citigroup. Prior to Citi, Lindsay served as Counsel to Commissioner Cynthia Glassman at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where she counseled the Commissioner on all matters relating to public company disclosure obligations, corporate governance standards, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the PCAOB and FASB, enforcement matters, and issues affecting registered foreign companies.

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