Courtenay Thompson, CPA

Courtenay Thompson is a recognized authority on training managers, auditors and investigators in fraud-related matters. He has designed and presented courses on fraud prevention, detection and investigation for business and government organizations worldwide. His courses are known for providing practical, proven approaches to real problems. These practical approaches have yielded dramatic results for class attendees.

In addition to providing training on fraud-related matters, Mr. Thompson develops and conducts courses on improving audit effectiveness, contract auditing, audit interviewing, personal and professional effectiveness, and behavior and communication skills. He is the co-developer with R. L. Townsend, of a series of courses on audit and control of construction costs. He is also co-developer with Richard Stohl of a series of courses on audit and control of health benefits administration. For 13 years, Mr. Thompson was editor of "Fraud Findings" in The Internal Auditor magazine.

Courtenay's experience prior to entering the consulting field includes public accounting, audit supervisor for consumer financial services for a large retailer, and director of auditing for a life insurance company. His career in public accounting and internal auditing provided exposure to a number of types of impropriety including embezzlement, insurance fraud, loan fraud, stock fraud, kickbacks and bribery, misappropriation of funds and mail fraud.

In addition to personally detecting and investigating suspected fraud cases, he established corporate policies for fraud and trained other auditors in fraud detection and investigation.  Responsibilities included working with top management and reporting to the audit committee on the status of open cases. He has worked closely with legal counsel, law enforcement and prosecutors.

Courtenay Thompson received his BBA and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc.

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