Combating Fraud in Government, Business and Civil Society Organizations-FA 8003

19th - 23rd March 2018 (Dubai, UAE) 11th - 15th June 2018 (London, UK) 24th - 28th September 2018 (London, UK)

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
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

Delegates at the end of the course will have better understanding of
 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
 Recognize the different approaches for internal and external fraud, and understand the
social and psychological aspects.

Indicative Contents

A process model to improve professional standards – already adopted by several nation states
 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 organisation
More Detail
Duration 5 working days
Certification A certificate of completion is issued on successful completion of the programme.
Location Dubai-UAE, London-UK
Travel and accommodation Travel and accommodation to be paid for at source by delegates
Fees Course fees for tuition, materials and certification: £3,750 (Excl. VAT) per delegate for 1 week.
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