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What is an CPAFMA MAPCast?
An CPAFMA MAPCast is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at an CPAFMA MAPCast?

Your MAPCast will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
CPAFMA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

MAPCasts with an HR focus have been approved for one recertification credit hour toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at

What does my registration include?

Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the MAPCast. MAPCasts also include one hour of CPE.



No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.


No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.


A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.

Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

CPAFMA MAPCasts are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars

The Accountants Exposure To Litigation In Failure To Detect Fraud - MAPCast

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 02:30 PM ET / 01:30 PM CT / 12:30 PM MT / 11:30 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Stephen Vono, Senior Vice President, McGowanPRO
Objective: This one-hour session will discuss in an overview fashion what fraud is and steps you can take to hopefully mitigate this exposure.
Field of Study: Management Advisory Services
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Failure to detect fraud claims continue to happen against accounting firms and claims go beyond the scope of audit services. This sessions will discuss in an overview fashion what fraud is and steps you can take to hopefully mitigate this exposure. We will look at claim scenarios and discuss what could have been done to head off such claims.

Presenter Bio(s)
Stephen Vono is Senior Vice President of McGowanPro; formerly NAPLIA. He has focused on Accountants Professional Liability Insurance and Risk Management for accounting firms since 1996. Mr. Vono is active in several leading Accounting Associations and presents regularly at annual conferences on risk management topics aimed at lowering the exposure to litigation for accountants and CPA firms.

He currently serves as President of the CPA Firm Management Association North East Chapter, and is the recipient of CPA-FMA’s Distinguished Service Presidential Citation for outstanding support and contributions to members of CPA-FMA. Mr. Vono has written and published articles on practice management for accounting firms including The Journal of Accountancy and Accounting Today.

About McGowan Pro:
McGowan Pro, formerly NAPLIA is an insurance brokerage and program administrator for the CPAOnePro accountant’s professional liability insurance program. In addition to providing professional liability insurance, McGowanPro offers and advises on other business related insurances such as information security and cyber liability, employment practices liability, employee dishonesty, fiduciary liability insurance and others.

$25.00 for CPAFMA Members / $40.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs

Delivery System

System requirements to use Adobe Connect:
Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a webinar. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.