Purchasing Fraud

Purchasing Fraud


Currently available for on-site presentations.  Contact us to schedule this program at your organization.

This course will soon be available in the following cities: New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando & Dallas.  Check back soon for more details.


The procurement function is one of the most vulnerable areas of a business when it comes to fraud.  This class provides an overview of the purchasing process and how different procurement transactions are structured.  Purchasing fraud schemes are examined as well as controls that could prevent or detect them.  The course reinforces how to build and execute an effective purchasing internal audit from planning through reporting and follow-up.  It also provides guidance on how to implement continual monitoring protocols (data analytics) over the purchasing process.  When anomalies are identified, learn how to determine next steps.  Lastly, learn how to perform contract compliance audits to actually recover money for your organization.


  • Explain the purchasing process, risks, and controls
  • ]Identify the different ways an organization acquires goods and services
  • Discuss the common types of purchasing fraud, how it is perpetrated, and common red flags
  • Design audit tests, procedures, and programs that will aid in the identification of purchasing fraud
  • Implement data analytics that can identify possible fraud
  • Determine when an internal audit may become a fraud investigation and the importance of a fraud response plan
  • Perform contract compliance audits to identify possible fraud, waste and/or abuse and recover overpayments

Admissions & Delivery

  • Prerequisites: None however internal audit experience is helpful as is a basic understanding of the procurement process.
  • Who should attend:  This course is designed for internal auditors, fraud investigators, contract compliance auditors, members of an organizations procurement group, SOX control professional and related roles
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Program Level: Basic
  • Delivery Method: Group Live

Credit Hours

This program can be modified to meet the needs of attendees.  The course length can range from a simple one hour overview to the full two day course.  To fully accomplish all objectives at a level where attendees can effectively execute all elements of the training the two day course is recommended.

Attendance at the two day course will entitle participants to 18.0 CPE credits.

Fields of Study (18 credits)

  • Auditing – Technical (13 hours)
  • Management Services – Technical (4 hours)
  • Communications – Non-Technical (1 hour)

Course Facilitators

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