May 04, 2011 - 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM ET

"Preventing Embezzlement and Fraud in Nonprofit Organizations" for the NYS Society of CPAs

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NYS Society of CPA Offices
3 Park Avenue (Corner of 34th Street)
New York, NY

This program will review recent criminal actions brought against nonprofit employees, highlighting the different types of fraud and embezzlement to which nonprofits are most susceptible.  It will include a discussion of why nonprofits are more vulnerable to embezzlement and fraud than their for-profit counterparts and what typically causes employees to embezzle or defraud an organization.  Lastly, the program will suggest simple controls that will help in preventing embezzlement or fraud in your organization. 

The specific topics that will be addressed are listed below:

  • Recent Examples of Nonprofit Embezzlement and Fraud
  • Why Fraud Occurs
  • Why Nonprofits are Frequently Victims of Fraud
  • A Note about Audits
  • A Strong Compliance Program
  • The Role of the Board
  • Internal Control Measures to Consider

This is a private event for NYSCPA members only.  For registration and more information, please contact Patti Reisman at or 646.277.8158.