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Detecting and Protecting Your Firm From Accounts Payable Fraud


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateJune 7, 2022
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaAuditing
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Businesses are prime targets for accounts payable fraud, from both internal and external threats. From vulnerabilities related to gaps in their internal control processes to the ever-evolving threats posed by external cybercrime activities. Accounts payable fraud risks have only escalated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and will undoubtedly continue to plague small businesses.

In this webinar Dawn Brolin, CPA, CFE, will share best practices to help you prevent AP fraud for your firm and your clients. Learn how to identify fraud red flags and build a secure, integrated tech stack to ensure you and your clients are protected. Hear about recent fraud cases and get an inside look into how they could have been prevented. Joining Dawn is Peter Stewart, Senior Accounting Channel Sales Manager for Veem, who will share key features for mitigating fraud in your practice. Attend this webinar and receive an accounts payable fraud red flag checklist that you can use in your firm.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify techniques and tips for detecting accounts payable fraud

  • Determine what best practices and platform features you can use today to prevent fraud

  • Recall real stories about payables fraud and learn actionable tips to reduce the same risks for your firm

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Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and CEO of Powerful Accounting, LLC. The firm has two locations in Connecticut, one in Windham and one in New Haven. Powerful Accounting is a nationally recognized accounting, tax, forensic and fraud, IRS, and State Agency consulting firm. Powerful Accounting has recently partnered with Anderson, Brolin & Coba CPAs, LLC – a powerhouse tax preparation, consulting, and wealth management firm where Dawn is a partner. In addition, Powerful Accounting created a sister company, Your Turn, LLC, where they specialize in application consulting and small businesses’ implementation.

Dawn’s list of professional accomplishments is extensive and includes working with prestigious companies such as Intuit,, Fundera, MSNBC, and The Woodard Group, and many more.  Named “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting” 2012-2017 by CPA Practice Advisor, a “Top 10 Managing Partner Elite – Great Accounting Firm Leader” in 2017 by Accounting Today, and selected as a “Top 40 Under 40” by CPA Technology Magazine in 2009. Dawn continues to pursue excellence with the support of her fantastic Team at Powerful Accounting.  

Known for her hilarious presentation style, Dawn has been featured on MSNBC “Your Business” and has spoken at Intuit’s QuickBooks Connect, Scaling New Heights, Sleeter Conference, TD Bank North locations, Tory Johnson’s Small Business Spark and Hustle Tour, Live Your Legacy Summit, and many more. Her commitment to continuing education motivates her to learn something new every day, and she recently passed the Certified Fraud Examiner exam in the summer of 2017. Her next goal is to earn her Certified Forensic Accountant license.


Peter Stewart

Veem, Inc
Channel Partnership Senior Sales Manager
(613) 505-9634

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Peter is a senior sales manager for the Accounting Channel at Veem that is dedicated to offering value-based solutions to accountants, bookkeepers, and their clients. A Workflow fanatic and optimization guru, Peter aims to help small businesses succeed in finding digital solutions. Passion for technology, with experience in physical security & life-safety, fintech.

About Our Sponsor

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Veem is an all-in-one AP/AR solution that offers the next generation of financial tools to accountants and bookkeepers that simplifies processes and helps their business grow. Manage your client's domestic and international payments in a solution that uses your accounting platform as the source of truth. For nearly a decade, Veem is trusted by more than 500,000 businesses in over 110 countries to send and receive money globally. Veem is licensed and regulated in each country and state it serves.