Certified fraud examiner Debra R. Richardson to present at Casper College

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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Certified Fraud Examiner Debra R. Richardson will present two sessions during the Rocky Mountain Users’ Group Conference on June 13 and 14.

According to Kent Brooks, director of information technology at Casper College, the RMUG conference is primarily aimed at those in higher education. However, Richardson’s morning session and afternoon workshop can apply not only to those in higher education but to those involved in businesses of all sizes. Both will take place on Thursday, June 13.

“Upskill With Generative AI and RPA to Automate Your Manual Vendor Processes” will begin at 10:20 a.m. “The recent availability of ChatGPT and other similar tools has taken Generative Artificial Intelligence or Generative AI and Robotics Process Automation or RPA from the technology realm down to the user level,” said Richardson. “Now more than ever, for those that still have manual processes when onboarding and maintaining vendor records, there are AI and RPA tools that can make the process more efficient and enable you to communicate more effectively with your vendors. We will review use cases for the vendor team and what security and precautions need to be considered,” added Richardson.

The three-hour workshop, “Vendor Setup and Maintenance and Fraud in Accounts Payable,” begins at 2:10 p.m. In this interactive in-person workshop, participants will be guided to document their own process, then walk through what and where to add in authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to avoid fraud, regulatory fines, and bad vendor data. When they are done, they will have customized processes and reference documents to support the changes they know they need in their vendor setup and maintenance process, according to workshop information.

Richardson is a certified fraud examiner and has significantly contributed to fraud prevention in the private and public sectors. She was recognized as a Top 50 Accounts Payable Influencer, and her focus is on implementing effective authentication techniques, internal controls, best practices, and validations to mitigate fraud, regulatory fines and bad vendor data. With over two decades of experience at leading Fortune 500 companies, she specializes in preventing fraud and enhancing vendor processes.

The cost per person for the two-day training event is $100, and the fee includes breakfast, lunch, breaks, and all sessions.

To register, click here. For more information about the conference, contact Brooks at 307-268-2703 or kent.brooks@caspercollege.edu

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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