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Thieves within part 2: Powerful fraud prevention tools for small business

Fraud prevention basics

While no business is immune to fraud, small businesses can be more vulnerable because they may lack the personnel or resources to put sophisticated technology in place or separate duties appropriately. However, the most important ways to help prevent fraud don’t require major expenditures: an understanding of the basic principles and role of proper internal controls and a strong ethical culture.

What you'll learn

  • Understand why small business are often more susceptible to fraud
  • Learn the key principles of internal controls
  • Identify necessary controls when you only have a few employees

Who should watch

  • Owners, senior leadership of organizations – better suited for small business owners
  • CFOs, controllers, accounting staff
  • Internal and external auditors
  • CPAs

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Cindy McSwain
Senior Vice President,
Outsourcing Services

Cindy leads AGH's outsourcing services group. Her team provides payroll, accounting, funds disbursement, controller, and other financial outsourcing services to numerous clients throughout the Central U.S.

Prior to directing the outsourcing group, Cindy served AGH's assurance clients for 10 years, working with a wide range of middle-market, closely held and family-owned clients. Cindy is a certifed public accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Cindy has been active at the board and officer level of numerous civic and professional organizations.

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Jandrea Blumanhourst
Senior Manager,
Outsourcing Services

Jandrea serves as a financial and accounting consultant for AGH's outsourcing services group. She helps clients with a broad range of accounting and consulting services including monthly financial close-out, assistance during peak workloads or special projects, training new accounting personnel, internal control reviews and assistance with departmentalizing financials and cost allocations.

Prior to joining AGH, she worked in private industry positions where she was responsible for monthly financial statements, payroll, management reports, development of internal control procedures and monthly closing procedures.