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 The Psychology of Fraud

12/13/2013 8:00 AM
12/13/2013 4:00 PM
Postlethwaite & Netterville, One Galleria Boulevard, Suite 2100, Metairie, LA 70001 | Louisiana
Date:  Friday, December 13, 2013
Time:  8:00 A.M. – 4:00 p.m., registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Speaker:  Toby Groves, GRC Research and Consulting

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Topic: The Psychology of Fraud – 8 hours

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
      The effect of social 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.  
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.
Speaker Bio:
Toby Groves
GRC Research and Consulting
Direct:  513-544-7051 
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.
Cost (includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and snack)
$125 – IIA Members
$150 – Non-Members
$  50 - Students
CPE Hours: 8
Location:  Postlethwaite & Netterville, One Galleria Boulevard, Suite 2100, Metairie, LA 70001
Menu:  Continental Breakfast and Lunch Buffet
Parking:  Validated parking will be provided by Postlethwaite and Netterville in the Galleria Parking Garage.
Payment Method:  PAYMENT BY CASH OR CHECK PAYABLE TO IIA-NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER IS REQUIRED THE DAY OF THE MEETING.  CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.  Corporations may arrange for billing by contacting Angela Brandenburg, Treasurer, at or at 504-528-3400.
**You must register online by noon on Monday, December 9, 2013.   Cancellations must be received by noon on Monday, December 9, 2013.  No shows will be billed. **
Should you have any questions concerning the registration, please feel free to contact Lori Ferro at or 504-568-2961; and she will assist you in making your reservation.