Fraud & Embezzlement in Associations:
Why does it continue to happen & what can you do to prevent it

Webinar • Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tax-exempt organizations are not exempt from fraud and embezzlement.

In fact, with both finances and reputations at stake, it’s critical for nonprofits to give staff the awareness—and internal controls—to deter these crimes. If trouble surfaces despite these controls, it’s also critical for staff to know what to do.

Now, a new webinar arms you with best practices and actions you can take immediately to reduce your organization’s vulnerability. 

Register today for Fraud and Embezzlement in Associations: Why Does It Continue to Happen and How You Can Prevent it.

In this 90-minute webinar, Aronson’s Carol Barnard and Greg Plotts explain how to tell if fraud is taking place, who is perpetrating that fraud and what to do when fraud is discovered. They’ll also show you how to put internal controls in place immediately to safeguard your organization.

Case studies and best practices.  Through real-life examples—including asset misappropriation schemes, you’ll discover how to avoid the mistakes that have left other nonprofits vulnerable. You’ll be able to spot “fraud triggers” and apply best practices to prevent, detect and deter these crimes in your own organization.  Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Register today to learn how to protect your organization against fraud and embezzlement, including how to:

  • Tell the difference between red flags that signal error from those that signal fraud
  • Know whether “the fraud triangle” is creating a fraud-friendly environment in your organization
  • Spot the behaviors and characteristics of fraud perpetrators
  • Apply best-practice internal controls to detect and prevent
  • Take effective steps if fraud has taken place

Bottom line: Fraud and embezzlement continue to take a toll on association finances, reputations and missions. You’ll leave this webinar knowing how to spot red flags and keep trouble from arising in the first place.

Register today for Fraud and Embezzlement in Associations: Why Does It Continue to Happen and How You Can Prevent it. 

Meet Your Trainers
Carol Barnard is Senior Manager for Aronson's Nonprofit and Association Industry Services Group. With more than 10 years of public accounting experience, Carol has extensive expertise in federal funding and A-133 audit requirements, making her well-versed in A-122 cost principles and compliance issues. She has strong experience with complex investment portfolios and has conducted training on how to identify and audit different investments.

Carol earned a Master's of Business Administration degree in accounting in 2003 and obtained her Certified Fraud Examiner designation in January 2012. She is an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the AICPA. In addition, she was contributing author and editor of The Financial Management Handbook for Associations and Nonprofits, published by ASAE. Carol is also the editor of the Aronson Nonprofit Report blog.

Greg Plotts, CPA, is a Partner in Aronson’s Nonprofit and Association Industry Services Group. He is a proactive, collaborative, and decisive leader with nearly 20 years of industry experience. He specializes in financial statement assurance and consulting matters for associations, foundations, healthcare entities, and other nonprofit organizations. He has a wide range of experience with complex issues, including internal controls, quality control, fraud investigations, international audit matters, foreign currency transactions, work-in-process schedules, SOX compliance, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and more. Before joining Aronson, Greg held steadily increasing leadership roles at both a “Big 4” accounting firm and a regional accounting firm. 

Who Will Benefit
This webinar is of value to all professional societies, trade associations and association management companies, and all nonprofits. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • CFOs
  • HR directors
  • Legal counsel

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1.5 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

CPE Credits: Association TRENDS, a division of Columbia Books Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: Prerequisite: None.

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