Thieves Within: HR’s Role in Preventing Occupational Fraud

Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Session Description

Can your organization afford to lose 5% of annual revenues to fraud? For many organizations, it’s not if you’re experiencing fraud, but where it’s happening and how much damage is being incurred.

Cindy will provide an overview of occupational fraud and outline the role human resource professionals play in the prevention, mitigation and detection of thieves within the workplace.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the three factors that can lead to internal fraud (the fraud triangle)
  2. Understand the importance of management oversight
  3. Learn numerous red flags of fraud and specific things HR professional can do to prevent and/or mitigate fraud in the workplace


Cynthia McSwain CPA

Cindy McSwain leads AGH’s outsourcing services group. Her team provides payroll, accounting, funds disbursement, controller, and other financial outsourcing services to numerous clients throughout the U.S. Prior to directing the outsourcing group, Cindy served AGH’s audit clients for 10 years, working with a wide range of middle-market, closely held and family-owned clients.

Her current clients cross many industry sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, restaurants, retailers, medical, and not-for-profit. She has participated in numerous SEC filings and public registrations and has experience in mergers and acquisitions. Cindy is a certified public accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.