With the historic $2.2 trillion 2020 CARES Act legislation and supplemental and the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that shortly followed, there is significant risk of corruption, fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement without proper monitoring and oversight. Proper and timely implementation of compliance, monitoring, and oversight can help mitigate the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse, achieve accountability and transparency, minimize improper payments, and corroborate legal and regulatory compliance.
Identify trends and emerging schemes in the wake of COVID and ARP
Identify how organizations (both private and public) are responding/how anti-fraud programs are changing
Identify how forensic accountants and fraud investigators’ jobs are affected (challenges and opportunities)
Identify what we can learn from this to help improve our ability to fight fraud in the future (e.g., Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA))