LARRY A. ROSIPAJLA, CPA, CFE
Larry Rosipajla, CPA, CFE, is the owner of Forensic Alliance LLC in Colorado. Mr. Rosipajla’s experience has focused on providing consulting in civil matters with particular emphasis and specialized expertise in forensic accounting, fraud investigations and internal control evaluations. He has also directed many financial investigations, which have included FCPA violations, alter-ego analysis, lease/loan fraud, embezzlements, and financial reporting frauds; and he has represented clients in financial reporting matters under investigation by the SEC and the Department of Justice. He has performed and led many assignments in the accounting and auditing areas, conducting numerous audits, compilations, internal control reviews, acquisition reviews, and other related financial statement examinations. He performed these services with public as well as private companies and in a variety of industries, such as construction, professional service, automotive, manufacturing, travel, high technology, government, healthcare, and computer software/hardware.
Mr. Rosipajla is a graduate of California State University—Fullerton with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems.
Mr. Rosipajla is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Spring Seminar Outline – 16 CPE hours
The Fraud Lifecycle
· For those of us in the forensic accounting profession, we recognize that the more aware managers and other employees are of the possibility for fraud, the more likely it is that it will not occur.
· The demands placed on corporations by Sarbanes-Oxley and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines to implement programs for fraud detection and prevention.
· The balancing act between compliance and those best practices that fraud fighters have uncovered that yield the most favorable program results.
· How to create a transparent environment within your organization that will benefit each department in the combined fight against fraud, waste, and abuse.
The Fraud Risk Assessment
· Identify what makes a good fraud risk assessment
· Assess important considerations for developing an effective fraud risk assessment
· Outline the components of a fraud risk management program
· Analyze COSO and other risk management frameworks
Deterring and Detecting Billing Schemes
· What shell companies are and how the fraudster effectively uses them.
· How unsuspecting legitimate vendors are utilized to perpetrate frauds.
· The “Red Flags” of billing schemes.
· And finally, you will learn simple mechanisms to put in place in your organization to discourage these types of frauds.
· P-cards can be a valuable addition to any organization by reducing the number of transactions your accounts payable staff must process and by expediting urgent repairs and purchases. However, if your company uses p-cards, it is extremely important to have adequate controls, both preventive and detective, in place. Even with the best controls in place, you can be sure that someone will try to take advantage of the privilege and use the p-card for his or her personal gain. Therefore, when a misuse occurs, you need to be prepared to investigate it professionally by having the right team and policies in place to facilitate the investigation.
Bribery & Corruption - The Procurement Function
· Navigate the legal elements of bribery and corruption
· Identify common corruption schemes
· Evaluate the effectiveness of your anti-corruption compliance program
· Respond to red flags of corruption
Conducting Internal Investigations
· The inherent risks of conducting an internal investigation and how to navigate through the various phases to reach a successful conclusion.
· What common mistakes are made by inexperienced auditors when a fraud is suspected? What should you do when a fraud is suspected and, more specifically, when a specific individual is the suspected target?
· What is privilege and how does the investigative team protect it?
· Why is the “First 10 Days” of an investigation the most critical period?
· One does not live by documents alone. Learn why investigative interviewing is such a valuable tool for the forensic accountant.
· Finally, learn how to tie the bow on your investigative package for submission to counsel and for the successful referral for prosecution.