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Planning for a PPP Fraud Audit


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateJuly 10, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaAuditing
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

The Chief Audit Executive just sent you an email requesting that you perform a fraud audit of the bank’s administration of the Payroll Protection Program. So, where do you start? This webinar will serve as a step-by-step guide for how to conduct an independent audit of a PPP loan.

This webinar will include a brief overview of the Paycheck Protection Program and cover the necessary steps and processes for conducting an independent fraud audit using examples.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the PPP works

  • Learn how to understand the scope of the fraud with regards to asset misappropriation, avoidance of government regulations and conflicts of interest

  • Learn how to determine fraud action statements to correlate to the scope of the fraud

  • Understand how to identify the offenders and victims in these examples

  • Understand how to define an impact statement

  • Overview fraud risk statements for PPP fraud audits

  • Overview how to build an audit plan for PPP loan audits

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Leonard W. Vona is the CEO of Fraud Auditing, Inc. He is a forensic accountant with more than 38 years of diversified fraud auditing experience, including a distinguished 18-year private industry career. His firm, Fraud Auditing, Inc., advises clients in litigation support, financial investigations, fraud detection, and fraud prevention.


Mr. Vona is the author of Fraud Risk Assessment: Building a Fraud Audit Program, The Fraud Audit: Responding to the Risk of Fraud in Core Business Systems, and Fraud Data Analytics Methodology: The Fraud Scenario Approach to Uncovering Fraud in Core Business Systems


Mr. Vona has successfully conducted more than 100 financial investigations and fraud auditing engagements for some of the United States’ largest high profile corporations. The net result of his efforts has saved clients millions of dollars through recovery or defense strategies. His financial investigation experience includes embezzlement, business disputes, asset theft, bribery and corruption, malpractice, and disbursement schemes. Mr. Vona’s trial experience is extensive, including appearances in federal and state courts. He is qualified as an expert witness, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is cited in West Law for the successful use of circumstantial evidence.

Mr. Vona lectures nationally and internationally on fraud risk assessments, fraud investigation, fraud prevention and detection, and fraud schemes perpetrated on companies. He regularly speaks at audit conferences and has developed the Fraud Training Curriculum for the MIS Training Institute, an internationally recognized audit training organization. Mr. Vona has provided more than 1,000 days of fraud training to organizations around the world. He was previously on the faculty of Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has written the training course on Auditors Responsibility for Detecting Fraud – SAS99 used by CPA Societies across the country. His international training experience includes five continents and training through interpreters in the Spanish, Portuguese and Russian languages.

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Fraud Auditing, Inc. provides exceptional client service and strives for excellence in every professional matter. We treat all of our clients like our best client. With our cumulative years of experience and creative approach to fraud auditing, we offer the highest quality and value of forensic accounting services. Our professionals handle all matters directly and take great pride in the services offered. We know how to uncover fraud and simplify complex fraud cases.