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 Luncheon Meeting - Fraud Overriding Internal Controls

Speaker Presentation
2/20/2013 11:30 AM
2/20/2013 1:00 PM
The Women’s City Club, 160 North Oakland Ave, Pasadena | California

Fraud Overriding Internal Controls

Fraud and misappropriation can override and breach even the strongest internal controls in place.  Learn about how and where the fraudster takes advantage of controls, to misappropriate assets, create fraud in the financial statements, and commit corruption.  Discussion will include:


·         Profile of the Fraudster

·         Fraud Risk Assessment Considerations

·         Where and how internal controls are breached

·         Fraud prevention and detection

 Lunch Program Topic Presented by:

Donna Tamura, CPA/CFF

CEO, Managing Director

                                                         Disbursements Analysis & Recovery Group, Inc.                                                


Donna Tamura is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Disbursements Analysis & Recovery Group, Inc.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified in Financial Forensic (CFF).   With over 20 years of experience in forensic accounting, financial investigations, and financial consulting, Donna has helped many clients with proactive risk assessments, compliance monitoring, and reactive investigations.  Donna has been a pioneer in instituting forensic data analysis techniques as an integral component in managing the risk of fraud.  Through her collaborative development of these specialized forensic data analytic techniques, integrated with forensic thinking and forensic procedures, she has paved the way for auditors, internal auditors, attorneys and others to identify fraud attributes that may be present in the books and records of a company.  Prior to opening Disbursements Analysis & Recovery Group, Donna was a Managing Director with KPMG Forensic.

Delivery Method: Group-Live

Program Level: All

Field of Study: Auditing

Prerequisites or Advanced Preparation: None

Come join us in Pasadena at The Women’s City Club, 160 North Oakland Ave (free parking behind building on Madison off of Walnut St). 

Register by February 13, 2013:

To Register go to

Lunch is included and the event offers 1 CPE for 

$28 (members), 

$31 (non-members), 

$25 (groups of 5 or more) or 

$18 (retired members or students).  

Meal choices: Tomato Basil Pasta with Chicken or Vegetarian.  If you are registering multiple participants please email

Payment: Remit cash or check at time of check-in.  Make checks payable to: IIA-SGVC 

Cancellations after February 13, 2013 and no shows will be billed.  Please contact to cancel your registration or if you want to change your food selection after completing the registration process.

Refunds: Refund requests should be received by February 13, 2013.   No refunds will be granted after the event start date.  Contact the Programs Chair Heidi Tong at for refund, complaint or cancellation policies.


The Institute of Internal Auditors - San Gabriel Valley Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed during the event. The resultant photographs may be used by IIA-SGVC for future promotion of the chapter's educational events on the chapter's web site and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs now or in the future.