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 Psychology of Fraud

Speaker Presentation
11/12/2013 8:00 AM
11/12/2013 4:30 PM
Embassy Suites, 4800 S Tryon St, Charlotte 28217 | North Carolina
The Psychology of Fraud
The Psychology of Fraud – Toby Groves (8 CPE)

Despite significant attention and effort, our understanding of how human behavior affects organizational decisions involving accounting, and auditing, and particularly aberrant behaviors such as fraud are incomplete. Our assumptions regarding who is involved, how it starts, and why it grows are flawed, which leads to a variety of critical judgment errors.

This presentation delves into the very latest breakthroughs in psychological research which uncover individual and group behaviors that reveal how our minds actually work in relation to these experiences. Interactive demonstrations dramatically exhibit to attendees how radically different our intuitions are in relation to the reality of these events, and how they can immediately use this new knowledge in their work.

• How auditors can unwittingly assist in the production of misleading information
• Detailed effect of influence on accounting decisions and financial statements
• What causes us to overlook the most ominous and obvious red flags
• Why psychopaths are not our greatest concern, and who is…
• Why well-meaning people cooperate in fraud schemes
• The latest research revealing how most fraud really starts, and why it gets out of control
• The paradox of experience-how it sometimes diminishes professional judgment
• Why our intuition and assumptions lead us astray
• How to improve professional Judgment, skepticism and critical thinking skills

Objectives: This presentation uses behavioral science to integrate “Soft Skills” with accounting and auditing concepts. Participants will be able to identify and understand behavioral concepts and apply them to auditing, accounting and governance situations, as well as using these concepts to assist in developing programs for risk management and cultural improvement.

Speaker Information: With his work and story featured on NPR, in the CPA Journal, and studied by business schools around the country, Toby Groves presents groundbreaking research in engaging and entertaining demonstrations for professional and academic interests. His presentations are an eye-opening, “must see” for anyone interested in understanding the fascinating psychological science behind our organizational behaviors, and particularly those involved in auditing, governance, culture, compliance, or leadership. Educated in psychology and forensic accounting, Groves researches the roles that individual and group psychology play in aberrant organizational behaviors. The results shattered his long held assumptions about the processes behind these events. Using groundbreaking research, interactive demonstrations, and a compelling personal story, Groves inspires audiences around the country to think differently and make real progress towards understanding and improving our processes. Who will benefit: Auditors, controllers, CPA’s, CAE’s, CIO’s, CEO’s, compliance and risk managers, ethics officers, and anyone wanting to improve their skills by understanding the behavioral science associated with organizational risk and culture.

CPE: 8
Field of Study: Auditing Prerequisites: Experience in Accounting and Auditing
Advance preparation: None
Level of knowledge: Beginner to Intermediate
Delivery method: Group Live
Cost for IIA Members: $150 Cost for Non-Members: $240
When Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
Where Embassy Suites
4800 S Tryon St
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217 
Attire Business Casual
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RSVP Friday, November 8, 2013