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2015 ACPEN Signature Series

ACPEN Signature courses are the flagship CPE events of ACPEN, and the top of the line in CPE programing. 

Signature courses, begin in May each year, continue monthly throughout the year, and are replayed for live credit several times, including in December and January. 

Each showcases important and timely CPE topics, using enhanced production techniques, and are delivered by panels of national experts, practitioners, and representatives of regulatory and standard setting bodies.

To see what courses are included in this year, please click on the ACPEN Signature category below. 

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Fraud - Detection Controls & Technology


  • Length: 2 Credit Hours
  • This course examines actual fraud cases from the standpoint of (a) what happened, (b) how it happened, (c) how it was detected, and (d) what could have been done to prevent it.

Basic Course Information

  • CPE Credits: 2
  • Program Level (Basic, Update, Intermediate, Advanced, Overview): Basic
  • Prerequisites: Some experience with fraud prevention, deterrence, and detection
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Designed For: Practicing CPAs, auditors, and accounting professionals who wish to improve their skills in fraud prevention, deterrence, and detection for their own organizations or business clients.
  • Producer: Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Field of Study 1: Auditing (2 hours)

Learning Objectives

  • Learning Objectives: *Identify the major types of financial fraud. *List the components of internal control. *List the limitations of internal control. *Describe the three components of a comprehensive antifraud program and provide examples of each. *Identify the control weakness and corrective actions that could mitigate fraud in real-life examples.

Major Subjects


  • Course Developer: Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Faculty and Production Information
    • Bruce A Nunnally, Director of Auditing, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
    • Bruce Nunnally, firm-wide Director of Auditing for Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, has over 25 years of public accounting experience, including 10 years with the international public accounting firm, Ernst & Young, LLP. During his career, Bruce has served clients in a wide range of industries with varied financial reporting requirements. He has been directly responsible for directing audits serving small businesses to Fortune 200 companies.

      Bruce is a national instructor of accounting and auditing issues. He has presented accounting and auditing continuing education classes for a quarter of the top 30 CPA firms in the U.S. Some of the courses he has led include:
      • Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors
      • Audits of 401K Plans
      • Fair Value Accounting
      • FASB Update for Industry

      Additionally, he has spoken at various conferences for the Florida, Georgia and Maryland CPA State Societies. In 2009 he participated in a video project for the AICPA related to fair value accounting and auditing. Before Bruce was recognized as a national speaker, he was awarded by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants as the “Outstanding Discussion Leader” in 2000.

      Bruce has been a partner with CRI since its inception.

      Certified Public Accountant since 1981; licensed in the states of Florida, Texas and Alabama.

      Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)

Course Materials

  • Course Materials
    • Course Manual (9)
    • CPE Credit Information_Read Before Webcast (1)

Additional Information

  • Course Registration Requirements: Online Registration
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