Scott Langlinais has dedicated over 20 years of his career as a CPA to fraud detection and investigation. He has planned and conducted examinations involving executive corruption, bribes, kickbacks, vendor overbilling and underperformance, and employee theft. Scott regularly reports his findings to Boards of Directors, has testified in court on fraud matters, and has submitted his findings to federal law enforcement.
Scott regularly employs data analysis software to develop continuous monitoring programs and to perform searches for circumstances such as: unbilled revenues, unauthorized cash transfers, employee reimbursement and P-card improprieties, and payments to fictitious vendors and employees.
Representative engagements include:
Bribes & kickbacks paid to a C-level executive of a foreign multi-national by a global manufacturer.
$24MIL deposit kiting scheme through ATM's. The investigative results were provided to the United States Secret Service.
Corruption by a C-level executive that cost their company over $1 million. The results were included in a lawsuit filed with the New York State Supreme Court.
Theft through the use of company-paid credit cards, the results of which were provided to law enforcement for criminal prosecution.
$300k fraudulent vendor billing and related civil litigation support.
Vendor audits resulting in $4.8MIL recoveries from duplicate payments, fraudulent invoices, and coding errors.
Expense report auditing procedure resulting in $700k in findings and $525k recoveries from duplicated expenses, unused airline tickets, and policy violations.
Scott develops and teaches continuous education programs nationally and internationally, including:
Fraud Detection & Investigation for Auditors
Detecting Fraud Using Data Analysis
Fraud Risk Workshop for Finance & Accounting Professionals
How to Build a Strong Control Environment
Fraud Awareness for Finance & Accounting Managers
Behavior & Communication Skills for Auditors
Scott has authored white papers on fraud prevention, detection, and response for the International Risk Management Institute, and he serves as a regular guest speaker at nationwide conferences and chapter meetings held by the IIA, the ACFE, the AICPA, and ISACA.
Prior to starting his own practice in 2003, Scott held public accounting and internal audit leadership positions, and served as Chief Audit Executive for a NASDAQ 100 software company.
He received a BBA degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1991.