Leah Donti, CPA, CMA, MBA is the founder and president of Advantage Montreal Seminars Inc. An internationally recognized leader and speaker in accounting and auditing, she has led seminars for 29 years through her seminar business. She conducts in-house trainings at CPA firms and various multinationals and does CPE courses through CPA state societies. In addition, Donti speaks at numerous conferences across North America each year, discussing topics such as Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) updates, private company Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) developments, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), variable interest entities, accounting and auditing updates, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) updates, revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, business combinations, compilation and review and fair value accounting. For the last 10 years, she has received the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award for her passion, energy and ability to speak at all levels of professionals, which has made her a most sought-out speaker. Return to Instructor List
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the MSCPA has made the difficult decision to make our scheduled live seminars in 2020 virtual-only events. The topics, dates, times and CPE credits will remain the same, and you will learn from the same top-level speakers that you expected to see at our live programs
The course uses case examples and fraud studies by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a significant number of real-world examples to give participants' hands-on experience in identifying and analyzing financial statement fraud.
This course is for CPAs in industry or operations, as well as public practice. The program will benefit chief accountants, controllers, accounting managers, CFOs, VP Finance, business owners, operations managers, Internal auditors, External auditors Chief risk officers and CPA partners.
help CPAs understand how financial statement frauds are committed and concealed for years; and how participants can use trend analyses, analytics, and other techniques to promote more rapid fraud detection.
Major financial statement fraud schemes used to misstate revenue, inventory, asset overstatements, estimates, other accounts and suspicious journal entries Analytical procedures to detect various types of fraud; Particular fraud schemes to landmark cases Major misappropriation of assets fraud schemes including, among others, skimming, larceny and additional schemes that occur in inventory, payables and other accounts. Revenue related Fraud; Inventory and Cost of goods sold fraud; Liability, Asset and inadequate disclosure frauds The 13 Financial Shenanigans with real life examples New COSO Internal Control Integrated Framework Reducing opportunities for fraud to occur