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Using Excel to Detect Fraudulent Activities

Learn how to identify unique patterns within the data to uncover fraudulent activities.

The purpose of this information is to increase the productivity of your Excel® skills to possibly detect potential inappropriate activity in your line of work. The information will focus on utilizing formulas, conditional formatting, and pivot summaries to obtain insights and look at more complex detection methods through Benford's Law. You will explore the possibilities of queries and visualizations, through add-ons, such as Power Query and Power BI. Through the review of these Excel® commands, functions, and add-ons, you will learn how to identify unique patterns within the data to uncover potential findings. This topic will provide practical applications that you can apply to your business.

Runtime: 101 minutes
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Agenda

Data Fundamentals

  • The Importance of Understanding Your Data Prior to Performing Analysis
  • The Importance of the Structure of Your Data
    • Flat File
    • Structured vs. Unstructured
  • Data Cleansing (Text to Columns)

Excel® Functions and Queries to Utilize When Detecting Fraud

  • Duplicate Entries (Formula)
  • Round Dollar Check (Formula)
  • Check Sequencing (Formula)
  • Address Fuzzy Matching (Formula)
  • Disbursement Threshold Identification (Formula)
  • Utilizing Excel® PivotTables to Assist in Summarizing Your Data to Come to Conclusions (Pivot Tables)
  • Other Fraud Detections Tools
  • Benford's Law (Multiple Formulas)

Art of Possible

  • Power Query (Combining Excel® Files)
  • Power Pivot (Formula "Measure" Demonstration and Slicer)
  • Power BI Demo
  • Alteryx Workflow Demo
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This course was last revised on February 18, 2019.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Alexandra Psaris

Alexandra Psaris

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

  • Senior associate in the forensic practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP focusing on data analytics
  • Over five years of experience of regulatory compliance and forensic consulting
  • Has assisted clients with fraud anti-corruption and anti-money laundering investigations
  • Experienced in data analytics; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to find solutions and determine modifications for optimal use of organizational data
  • Has leveraged these skills in business strategy and financial due diligence analyses, served as a key point of contact for over 100 investigators in regards to leadership directives, data issues, investigative guidance, workflow management, and project training
Mihnea Rotariu

Mihnea Rotariu

Forensic Risk Alliance

  • Chartered accountant and a manager in the forensics practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Washington Metro market
  • Has been with the firm for over eleven years specializing in corporate investigations, anti-bribery/anti-corruption projects, and assessments of financial aspects of loss and damage in litigations
  • Prior to joining the Washington office, he spent five years with PwC Romania working primarily on fraud investigations and disputes for companies in the South East Europe region
  • He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); he is fluent in Romanian and is advanced in French
  • He frequently speaks on anti-corruption topics, including at the Kogod School of Business, American University, University of Maryland, The Virginia Bar Association, and local chapters of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • B.A. degree in International Business, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Koutayba Yamak

Koutayba Yamak

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

  • Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Washington, DC
  • A licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Over 13 years of experience conducting anti-corruption, forensic accounting and financial fraud investigations around the world
  • Has led consulting engagements related to anti-corruption/FCPA investigations, white collar defense, auditor malpractice, GAAP/GAAS investigations, and Ponzi scheme investigations
  • Guest lecturer on forensic accounting at several universities, as well as a frequent speaker on anti-corruption/FCPA, investigations, and forensic accounting topics at national conferences
  • M.B.A. degree, University of Maryland, College Park; B.S.B.A. degree, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
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Product ID: 404987
Published 2019
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