John A. Capizzi
John A. Capizzi is Principal of the firm Internal Audit Services, Inc., in Philadelphia, PA, USA, specializing in fraud examination and forensic behavior analysis interviewing, risk assessments, risk analysis and loss prevention, throughout the United States and abroad. He is a valued member of the international network of The AuditFactory.
Mr. Capizzi is a Certified Fraud Examiner; Board Certified Forensic Examiner; Certified in Homeland Security, CHS-3. He is a past Director and past President of the South Florida Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and a former member of the Association's Trial Review Board, which investigates violations of the CFE Code of Ethics nationally and internationally.
He is also a past member of the Board of Governors and Past President of the Miami Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). John has worked and lectured in many different countries.
John has experience in many different industries, ranging from small entities to larg groups. He is familiar with internal controls, risk management as well as fraud controls. One special competence is loss prevention controls in any kind of business.
Loss of cash, receipts, equipment, property, inventory or proprietary information due to internal or external theft, collusion, fraud liability, embezzlement, policy and procedure violations and other improprieties, represents a costly business expense. This loss could occur as a result of shortcomings in operating procedures and internal controls. His approach encompasses the following five elements:
- Analysis of audit findings as applied to identifying the elements of fraud and liability.
- Interviews of selected personnel that have knowledge of the operation of the areas under audit.
- Identification and documentation of fraud and liability findings; accumulating the evidence needed to determine prosecution of the extent of restitution through written statement of admission.
- Provide support for the audit report serving as a line of defense when audit conclusions are challenged and lending support to fraud and liability discussions with personnel.
- Assist in developing recommendation for correcting any weaknesses identified during our review.