Finance & Accounting

Strategies for Fraud Prevention and Detection in the Public Sector- FA 8002

21 Nov 22-25 Nov 22 (London, UK), 01 Aug 22-05 Aug 22 (London, UK), 16 May 22-20 May 22 (Dubai, UAE),

Course Overview

The monitoring of fraudulent activity indicates it is a growing and increasingly global problem. Whether by unethical staff, dishonest citizens, or opportunist hackers, fraud is a threat to any organisation’s integrity. It may take the form of petty pilfering or it may involve huge sums. The impact of fraud on efficiency, reputation and morale can often be greater than the direct financial loss of an individual incident. The proceeds of fraudulent transactions can be spirited away (especially in the virtual world) across borders, requiring lengthy, costly and complex processes to repatriate stolen funds.

This programme introduces a range of techniques which can help to combat fraud – though a difficult lesson is that the risk can never be completely eradicated. These techniques include the introduction of higher quality vigilance systems, more rigorous investigation processes, strategies to increase the prospect of successful fraud prosecutions, and measures to combat money laundering and seek repatriation of stolen funds.

 

Learning Outcome

  • Assessment of the extent of fraud risk and understanding the growing threat from the Internet and identity fraud and identification of methods to combat them
  • Development of proactive techniques to deter and detect fraud and decide whether to launch a fraud prosecution
  • The different approaches for combating internal and external fraud, and understand the social and psychological aspects.

 

Indicative Contents

  • Techniques and principles used by successful fraud investigators
  • The key elements of fraud legislation and investigation
  • The risks and challenges presented by computer-based fraud
  • International experience in tackling payroll abuses
  • The role of audit offices and forensic accountants
  • Corporate vigilance strategies and proactive deterrence techniques
  • Complaints handling and Civil remedies
  • Strategies to increase the likelihood of successful prosecutions
  • How to detect, prevent money laundering and repatriate financial assets.
  • Methods of detecting fraudulent transactions in large accounting systems
  • Social and psychological approaches to finding potential fraudsters in an organization

More Detail
Duration This is a one-week programme spread over 5 working days.
Certification A certificate of completion is issued on the successful completion of the programme.
Location (London, UK), (London, UK), (Dubai, UAE)
Travel and accommodation Travel and accommodation to be paid for at source by delegates.
Fees £3,750 (Excl. VAT) per delegate for 1 week.