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ACC 571 DQs

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Acc 571 week 2-7 Educational Requirements and Professional Organizations for Fraud Examinations and Financial Forensics" Please respond to the following:

Fraud examination and financial forensic skills have a key role in corporate governance. Appraise the key roles in corporate governance, indicating how gaps in the roles may lend itself to corporate fraud.


From the e-Activity, identify the various types of career paths that are available to antifraud professionals. Choose a career path that you would take and explain why you chose that career path.

"Theories of Crime Causation and Non-sharable Problems" Please respond to the following:

From the e-Activity, compare and contrast theories of crime causation. Speculate as to which theory would have most likely detected fraud at Enron.

Assess the six situational categories that cause non-sharable problems. Determine which of these six categories, in your opinion, were prevalent at Enron

"Securities Fraud" Please respond to the following:


From the e-Activity, examine how the Bernie Madoff organization was dismantled and give your opinion on whether you believe he was treated fairly during this process.

Give your opinion on whether or not you believe the Securities and Exchange Commission failed in not detecting Bernie Madoff crime earlier. Support your answer.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Criminal Justice System" Please respond to the following:

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires the chief executive officer and the chief financial Officer of public companies to personally certify annual and quarterly SEC filings. These certifications require the CEOs and CFOs to take responsibility for their companies’ financial statements. From the e-Activity, assess the importance of the criminal


certifications and the civil certifications, and determine whether or not such certifications will be effective in reducing and detecting fraud in corporations.

Fraud may be prosecuted criminally or civilly. Anytime the legal issue at hand involves money or fraudulent activity, forensic accountants and fraud examiners can play an important role in the investigation. Compare and contrast the remedies available in the civil and criminal justice system, indicating which system is most effective.

"Management Override, Collusion, and Earnings Management" Please respond to the following:

Assess the three procedures that are effective in identifying breakdowns in internal controls due to override and collusion. Choose which of three would be most difficult for the external auditor to detect. Explain your answer.


Compare and contrast earnings management and fraud, and give your opinion of how external auditors can determine if management is deliberately managing their earnings.

"IT Systems Controls and Data Recovery" Please respond to the following:

Evaluate the two major approaches for testing IT system controls. Of the two approaches, give your opinion on which you believe provides the most assurance that fraud has not occurred in an organization. Provide support for your rationale.

Evaluate the effectiveness of computer functions that are used to recover deleted files, and identify software packages that are commonly used to restore deleted files. If the


software fails to recover the deleted files, explain what recommendations you would make to the organization.

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"Fraud Detection Applications" Please respond to the following:

You have been hired by XYZ Company to automate its frauddetection process. Analyze the process of fraud detection automation. Based on your analysis, propose an automation plan to XYZ and include recommended tools and process steps. Support your proposal with examples.

You have decided to commit fraud in a company that has an automated fraud-detection process. Develop a scheme that is likely to be undetected by the automated process.


Make recommendations that would prevent you from carrying out your scheme. Support your scheme and recommendations with examples.

Fraud Detection Methods" Please respond to the following:

From the e-Activity, evaluate the various tools / techniques available to auditors to prevent or detect fraud. Based on your analysis, propose the most effective audit tools / techniques that would have prevented or detected the fraud. Support your proposal with examples.

Evaluate what drivers would cause you to commit fraud. Based on that evaluation, rank the drivers and the types of fraud you would be willing to commit. Propose a solution for society as a whole to prevent fraud. Support your solution with examples and a rationale.


"Financial Statement Fraud" Please respond to the following:

Evaluate the types of financial statement fraud that has occurred in the past and predict what types of fraud may / or may not be committed in the future. Support your prediction(s) with examples.

Imagine you are the controller of a major new tech start-up. Upper management is putting pressure on you to exceed Wall Street’s earnings expectations for the next quarter. You have decided that you have to “cook the books” in order to exceed expectations. Create a scheme to increase earnings for the quarter. Support your scheme with examples.

"Financial Reporting Structure" Please respond to the following:


Analyze the current control structure for safeguarding financial reporting. Based on your analysis, recommend changes that will strengthen the current control structure. Support your recommendations with examples and rationale.

You have just been hired by XYZ Company as a senior-level accountant. You think you have discovered what you believe to be fraud in the latest financial statements. Propose what actions you might take regarding what you have discovered. Support your proposal with examples.

"Fraud Profiles and Analysis" Please respond to the following:

From the e-Activity, analyze the major cause(s) of the financial statement fraud and recommend changes that would have prevented the fraud. Support your recommendations


with examples and rationale.

Analyze common causes for financial statement fraud. Based on your analysis, develop a profile that companies should use to predict fraud potential in their organizations and recommend action steps to take when fraud potential appears. Provide a rationale for your recommendation

"Fraud Symptoms and Correction Strategies" Please respond to the following:

Imagine you are an accountant working on closing the books for the year end. Given that many accounting items rely on estimates, construct a scenario in which you would question an estimate as being either too high or too low that would misstate earnings. Support your answer with examples.


Imagine that you are on the board of directors for XYZ Company. You have received an anonymous tip that the financial statements were prepared in a fraudulent manner. Your initial reaction is that the threat level is high. Develop a plan of action that you would take to react to this allegation. Support your plan with examples and provide a rationale.

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ACC 571 Week 2 Assignment 1 Corporate Fraud Schemes

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Assignment 1: Corporate Fraud Schemes


Identify an organization that was involved in corporate fraud. Explain how fraud can be detected and evaluate the importance of teamwork and leadership in a fraud investigation.

For this assignment, research the Internet or Strayer databases and identify an organization that was involved in corporate fraud.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

Based on your research, identify and assess the fraud that occurred in the organization and the impact it has had on the corporation’s investors and creditors. Provide support for your rationale. Suggest how a financial forensic investigation could have detected fraud in the organization that you researched. Consider the risk factors, the elements of fraud, and the analysis of competing hypotheses. Evaluate how teamwork and leadership is an effective tool for financial forensic investigations. Provide support for your evaluation. Assess the role of research in fraud examinations and financial forensics professions. Give your opinion on whether or not fraud examinations and financial forensics professions can have longterm success without continuous research in the field. Provide support for your rationale. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:


Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Examine the basic concepts related to fraud, including environment, impact, and the methodologies related to fraud examination. Use technology and information resources to research issues in forensic accounting. Write clearly and concisely about forensic accounting issues using proper writing mechanics. ==============================================

ACC 571 Week 4 Assignment 2 Cybercrimes and Computer Security Systems

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Assignment 2: Cybercrimes and Computer Security Systems

With the advent of computers, cybercrime and Internet frauds are increasing in frequency and in size. The trend is likely to continue. Cybercrimes are described as activities in which a computer or network of computers are an integral part of a crime.

For this assignment, research the Internet or Strayer databases and identify an organization that was a victim of cybercrime.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

Based on your research, identify and assess the fraud that occurred in the organization, as well as the impact that the fraud had on the corporation’s investors and creditors. Suggest how a financial forensic investigation could have detected fraud in the organization that you researched. Consider the risk factors, the elements of fraud, and the analysis of competing hypotheses. Asses the economic losses that occurred at the organization you researched and recommend a plan of action for the company to restore any economic losses. Compare and contrast accidental fraudsters and predators. Give your opinion on what type of fraudster(s) committed fraud at the organization you researched. Provide support for your rationale.


Evaluate how teamwork and leadership are effective tools for financial forensic investigations. Provide support for your evaluation. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Examine different types of organizational illegal activities, including cybercrimes and the impact to the organization. Use technology and information resources to research issues in forensic accounting. Write clearly and concisely about forensic accounting issues using proper writing mechanics. ==============================================


ACC 571 Week 7 Assignment 3 Fraud Schemes and Fraud Investigations

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Due Week 7 and worth 280 points

Using the Internet or Strayer databases, identify and research a company with an employee(s) who was involved in corporate fraud. Coordinate an investigation, identify various types of surveillance and covert operations, identify red flags, and recommend a fraud prevention plan.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

Based on your research, assume that you are fraud investigator assigned to coordinate an investigation of the fraudster. Determine how you would implement this investigation without the fraudster’s knowledge. Provide support for your rationale. Assuming you are the fraud investigator on this case, assess what types of surveillance and / or covert operations you would use to


collect evidence related to the fraud. Analyze technological options for investigating fraud, indicating what you believe to be the most effective option. Provide support for your rationale. During the investigation, assess the most significant red flags which would have been an indication of possible fraud needing corrective action by management. Based on your research, suggest key practices the fraud investigator could have used in conducting interviews with the fraudster and the company’s employees. Assess the various interviews and interrogation questions available to you, and select the type of interview and interrogation questions that would have been most appropriate for this investigation. Provide support for your rationale. Recommend a fraud prevention plan for this organization. Determine the positive or negative consequences that this fraud prevention plan might have on employees’ morale and the public perception of the organization. Provide support for your rationale. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:


Examine the basic concepts related to fraud investigations, red flags that are an indication of fraud, and fraud prevention plans. Use technology and information resources to research issues in forensic accounting. Write clearly and concisely about forensic accounting issues using proper writing mechanics. ==============================================

ACC 571 Week 10 Assignment 4 Asset Misappropriation and Corporate Governance

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For this assignment, use the Internet or Strayer databases to research and identify an organization that was a victim of asset misappropriation.

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:


Based on your research, evaluate the type of asset misappropriations that occurred at the organization, and assess the factors that contributed to the misappropriation. Give your opinion on whether poor management or lack of management played a role in the asset misappropriation. Provide support for your rationale. Evaluate the legal mechanisms that could have been used to recover assets through the civil and criminal justice systems. Assess whether the civil and criminal justice systems did an effective job in recovering the organization’s assets. Provide support for your rationale. Assess management’s responsibility to share information related to the breach with various stakeholder groups, indicating what should be shared and how. Provide support for your rationale. Review AICPA Statements on Auditing Standard (SAS) No. 99, “ Risk Factors Relating to Misstatements Arising from Misappropriation of Assets”, found within the text. Assess SAS 99 risk factors and discuss if the risk factors were prevalent in the organization you researched. Give your opinion on whether or not organizations should implement a plan that reviews risk factors on a regular basis to determine if fraud has occurred. Explain why or why not. Review the corporate governance plan of the organization you researched, evaluate the effectiveness of the plan, and make suggestions for improvements to protect the stakeholders. Provide support for your rationale. Recommend a fraud prevention plan for this organization. Determine what positive or negative consequences this fraud prevention plan might have on employees’ morale and the public perception of the organization. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.


Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Examine the basic concepts related to fraud, including environment, impact, and the methodologies related to fraud examination. Analyze the theories related to crime causation, the essence of crime, organizational environment conducive to crime, and ethical issues related to fraud. Examine the human factors related to corruption and how understanding these factors can facilitate the fraud prevention and deterrence process. Use technology and information resources to research issues in forensic accounting. Write clearly and concisely about forensic accounting issues using proper writing mechanics. ==============================================


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