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Title :

Fraud Audit Techniques Using Excel

Author :

Patricia McCarthy, MBA

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Primary Subject-Field Of Study :

Auditing - Accounting and Auditing

Description :

Microsoft Excel provides some easy to use tools that can greatly enhance and expedite the fraud audit process. With all detective work, you want to be able to sift through a large volume of data and utilize a tool that is adequately flexible for you to perform immediate investigations of anything questionable. Excel provides a number of different tools however we are going to focus on a couple of extremely useful ones Auto filter, Arrays as well as a couple of extremely useful functions that include WEEKDAY and MOD.

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Additional Contents :

Complete, no additional material needed

Advance Preparation :

Should have familiarity with formulas and functions

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Intended Participants :

Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

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NASBA QAS - NASBA Registry -  - 

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Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.

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CPE, online, self-study, self study, CPA, CPAs, continuing professional education, continuing education, accounting, accountants, business, commerce, fraud audit, investigations, auto filter, arrays, WEEKDAY, MOD, Benford Law

Learning Objectives :

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
    • Identify the uses of auto filter in fraud auditing
    • Recognize when auto filter and conditional formatting may be utilized to highlight exceptions
    • Associate array formulas with a need to compare lists
    • Identify and eliminate duplicate items
    • Identify gaps in a sequence using Excel
    • Recognize the uses of Benford’s Law

Course Contents - Go to Details

Chapter 1 - Fraud Audit Techniques Using Excel

Getting Started With AutoFilter

Searching for P.O. Boxes

Text Filters

Checking EIN Numbers

Missing EIN or Telephone Number

Review Questions


Reviewing Items Below a Review Threshold



Using Arrays

Comparing Lists Using Arrays


Range Names

Identifying Duplicates in a List

Remove Duplicates

Duplicates and Conditional Formatting

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Gaps in Sequence Using If Statements

Benford’s Law

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Chapter 2 - Links for Spreadsheets



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