Deep Dive into Construction Fraud Schemes
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 pm CST
Melissa Goddard, CFE CCA CCP CRIS CICA PI
Fraud schemes common to the construction industry
Which fraud schemes are used during different phases of construction
Strategies to proactively mitigate risks during each phase of the project
How fraudsters attempt to manipulate the bidding process to win work
Real-world examples and case study
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Melissa Goddard CFE CCA CCP CRIS CICA PI
Ms. Goddard is the founder and principal of FACT Financial Investigations, LLC, a multi-faceted firm providing financial investigation services to the construction industry. Ms. Goddard’s services include construction auditing, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, litigation support services, and expert witness services with significant expertise in the construction industry. FACT Financial Investigations also provides proactive services such as fraud risk assessments, due diligence investigations, contract review, and internal control review, design and implementation for the construction industry. It also provides specialized training to contractors in accounting and fraud.
Ms. Goddard has focused her career working in accounting and fraud fields with significant expertise in fraud prevention, detection and investigation. She has 30 years of experience in accounting and fraud, and has worked in industry accounting offices in many capacities ranging from staff accountant to CFO. Ms. Goddard has worked in public accounting as well in government accounting and internal audit offices providing accounting, auditing, construction auditing, cost control, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, fraud risk assessments and internal control design and implementation for a variety of businesses. She spends significant time in providing fraud prevention training and services to reduce fraud risk with special focus on not-for-profit, government and construction businesses.
Ms. Goddard’s experience also includes extensive work in the construction industry in a variety of roles performing construction accounting, job costing, work in progress management, cost control, analyses of contracts and auditing of construction projects that have ranged from small remodeling projects to multi-million-dollar projects, as well as performing forensic accounting and litigation support services. Ms. Goddard’s construction expertise was utilized on various types of facilities including: industrial buildings, offices, airports, transportation, sewer facilities, medical complexes, manufacturing, retail, research and development centers, master planned communities, corporate campuses, bank branches, apartments, resorts, warehousing and shipping, and restaurants. Ms. Goddard’s construction expertise has crossed both the public and private sector, including work performed internationally.
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Course Title: Deep Dive into Construction Fraud Schemes
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines fraud schemes that are common to the construction industry and how construction participants can recognize and avoid them.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss fraud schemes that are common to the construction industry.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify which fraud schemes are used during different phases of construction.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to proactively mitigate fraud risks during each construction phase.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how fraudsters attempt to manipulate the bidding process to win work.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|Elective
Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction project management and contracting
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/15/2023
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