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Fraud Fundamentals for Utility Personnel

March 2, 2018
Anchorage Hilton
500 W. Third Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501 
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Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Mid- and senior-level management, as well as those involved in the accounting, treasury, purchasing, inventory, cashier, billing, and collection functions at the utility.

Related Course:

Nuts and Bolts of Work Orders, February 28 - March 1, 2018

Course Overview:

This course brings out the importance of safeguarding the utility’s assets from loss or abuse by those both inside and outside of the entity’s walls, and helps identify how to prevent fraud from happening. If you firmly believe that fraud cannot happen at your utility, it may already be occurring right under your nose.

Course Topics:

  • What is fraud? If employees don’t know the many faces of fraud, how can they identify and report it when they see it?
  • Why does fraud occur, and what are the red flags that may be waving in the wind?
  • Who is responsible for preventing, finding or reporting fraud? Your auditors? Management? You? Is ethics a black-and-white or gray area? The answers may surprise you.
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We’ll explore easy, practical and effective ways to minimize the possibility of fraud at your utility.

This course will also examine recent cases of fraud that occurred at rural electric cooperatives. Participants will also explore methods to identify the weaknesses at their utility that are ripe for the taking.

Course Instructor:

Steve Dawson, CPA CFE, Dawson Forensic Analytics, PLCC

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-7411

Room rate: $129 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than January 30, 2018, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 1/30/2018): $690
Utility Member Standard: $765

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 1/30/2018): $1,035
Associate Member Standard: $1,110

Non-member Early Bird (ends 1/30/2018): $2,070
Non-member Standard: $2,145

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 6 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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