Fraud Prevention/Detection/Reporting

Deceptive Accounting Techniques - Costs and Expenses

A significant number of fraudulent accounting practices have taken place in the last 30 years, many of these in the area of costs and expenses. This course will discuss several case studies of companies or organizations manipulating costs and expenses by understating or overstating receivables or inventory, or perhaps participating in "cookie jar accounting schemes." This will help you identify deceptive accounting techniques in order to recognize and prevent these types of practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and describe deceptive accounting techniques in the area of costs and expenses.
  • Recognize deceptive accounting techniques used by selected companies in the past.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

John M. Fleming, CPA/MBA, licensed as a CPA in Pennsylvania, has served as the Director of Content Development for Kaplan Financial Education, powered by SmartPros, and also as President and Director of Accounting and Auditing for Kaplan Financial Education, powered by Loscalzo Institute. John retired on October 1, 2017. In retirement, John continues to provide seminars as a discussion leader for Kaplan Financial Education, powered by Loscalzo Institute, on a part-time basis.

John's prior practice experience includes audit, tax, consulting, office management, and human resource responsibilities with Deloitte LLP, Richard Eisner & Company LLP, and Ernst & Young LLP. John is a graduate of LaSalle and Drexel Universities with degrees in accounting and finance.

John served as the 1999/2000 President of the 8,300 member Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). In 2006, the PICPA recognized John as a Joseph E. Sterrett Fellow for his contributions to the accounting profession and in 2007, the Philadelphia Chapter recognized John with their Champion Award for his contributions to the PICPA, Chapter, profession and community. John has also served as the 2002/2003 President of the American Accounting Association’s Mid-Atlantic Region.


Price (USD)

Standard: $24.95


Course Code : 99FLE55

Release Date : 08/12/2021
Expire Date : 08/31/2023
Credits :
CPE 1.00
QAS 1.00

Course Level : Basic
Length : 50min
Course Type : QAS Self-Study

Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Accounting
Theme : Fraud Prevention/Detection/Reporting

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