Online: Financial & Background Investigations (SOLD OUT)


Oct. 1, 2020, 7:45am to 12:30pm
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Online Program via Webex
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Participants will learn how to conduct in-depth financial and background investigations on suppliers and vendors, principal individuals, and key employees.

What can I learn?

Participants will learn the principles of conducting Financial & Background investigations on Business/Vendor companies and on Principals and Primary Management Officials. Participants also gain knowledge of financial principles, investigative tools and strategies which can be applied immediately to improve investigative processes.

Agenda Topics

Sep. 29, 2020, to Oct. 1, 2020

Day 1: Strong Regulation & Basic Financial Analysis

  • Critical Thinking & Strong Regulation
  • The Investigative Work Plan
  • Financial Terminology
  • Business Entities Defined
  • Financial Flow & Analysis

Day 2: Financial & Background Investigative Techniques

  • Analysis of Income Tax Returns
  • Personal Financial Investigations – Purpose & Procedures
  • Personal Financial Investigations – Verification of Financial Activity
  • Interviewing & Written Communication
  • Foreign Investigations

Day 3: Financial & Background Investigative Techniques

  • Business / Vendor Investigations – Investigative Work Plan
  • Business / Vendor Investigations – Exercise & Analysis
  • Background Investigations – Procedures & Exercise
  • Sources of Information



Admission Information

Who should attend?

This seminar is designed for investigators and supervisors involved in due diligence investigations. The seminar is also recommended for Executive Directors, Managers, & Commissioners to demonstrate why these principles are important, how they improve existing processes, and how they protect operations.


Scott Otterstrom and John Flynn are former Deputy Chiefs with the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Together, John and Scott bring more than 50 years of experience in conducting and supervising complex financial and background investigations world-wide.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For additional questions, please contact Craig Ferreira, Operations and Marketing Manager, International Center for Gaming Regulation: or 702-895-2445.

Contact Information

International Center for Gaming Regulation
Craig Ferreira

External Sponsor

About the Center

The International Center for Gaming Regulation is one of three research centers within the International Gaming Institute, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Center's mission is to promote research and learning in the areas of gaming regulation in jurisdictions around the world.