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Masterclass in Fraud Investigations
Advanced Forensics and AML program

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Course Overview

Fraud and Corruption is costing corporations and government 5% of revenue or spend, according to the ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). This equates to US$4 trillion per year. This is a worldwide epidemic and can only be tackled by effective Fraud Risk Management. The most effective way to manage and combat Fraud is to train fraud fighters and employees in identifying key indicators of fraud and in the latest techniques for identifying, investigation and managing fraud risk. This course will equip you to manage and fight fraud and be a part of the process to reduce the impact on organisations, whilst assisting you in positive career advancement.

Key Takeaways

Identify key characteristics of fraud and corruption risks upon returning to work.
Update knowledge on current fraud trends and new investigation technologies.
Implement a comprehensive fraud policy effectively within your organization.
Engage corporate investigators in fraud risk management and investigations.
Understand emerging risks in blockchain and bitcoin fraud.

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The International Academy of Business and Financial Management™ is one of the world’s fastest growing professional association with more than 200,000 members, associates and affiliates in 145 countries. IABFM™ hosts and organizes certification training worldwide and offers exclusive board designations to candidates who meet the highest professional standards and assessment criteria. The IABFM is credited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) the International Standards setting authority.

Course Outline

Part 1
Redefining and understanding fraud
• Dissecting the definition of fraud
• Fraud Triangle and Diamond
• Fraud Profiling
• Who are the fraudsters – internal and external
• ACFE Report to the Nation
• Fraud cases - studies and the key lessons
Fraud Schemes
• Financial Statement Fraud
◦ Different schemes
◦ Key indicators in financial statements analysis
◦ Key indicators through Ratio Analysis
• Fraudulent non-financial reporting
• Asset Misappropriation
◦ Cash receipts
◦ Fraudulent disbursements
◦ Inventory and other assets
• Bribery and corruption
• Theft of Data and intellectual property
• Identity Theft
◦ Social Engineering & Identity Fraud
▪ Social engineering techniques
▪ The psychology of persuasion
▪ Types of targets for impersonation
• Financial institution fraud
• Payment fraud
• Insurance fraud
• Health care fraud
• Consumer fraud
• Computer and internet fraud
• Contract and procurement fraud
Part 2
Conflict of Interest and Related Party Transactions
• Definition of Conflict of Interest
• Definition of a related party
• Definition of Arm’s Length Dealing
• Guidelines, policies and procedures
• Disclosure requirements
Anti-Money Laundering
• Money Laundering Process
◦ Placement
◦ Layering
◦ Integration
• Money Laundering Methods
◦ Front Businesses
◦ Overstating reported revenues and expenses
◦ Depositing and not recording revenue
◦ Favorite businesses for hiding money
• Why do controls fail to protect an organization from fraud
• Thinking like a fraudster
• Key fraud indicators – and how to use them
• Developing a forensic audit toolkit
• Cost-effective balance between prevention and detection
• Identifying vulnerabilities
• Hotlines, Notification Systems and Whistleblower protection
◦ The importance of a good whistleblowing system
◦ Why Whistleblowing system fail
◦ Inside the mind of a whistleblowers
◦ Implementation of a good whistleblowing system
Part 3
• Planning the investigation
• Conducting the Fraud Examination
• Analyzing Documents
• Interview Theory and Application
• Interviewing suspects and signed statements
• Covert examinations
• Sources of information
• Principles and form of evidence
• Fraud risk prioritization
• Data analysis and reporting tools
◦ Use of Computer assisted audit techniques (CAAT’s)
◦ Data mining techniques
◦ Forensic auditing of big data
• Digital forensics
• Tracing illicit transactions
Legal and Ethical Considerations in Fraud Investigations
• Understanding the laws and regulations related to fraud
• Understanding the cultural, social and economic context of fraud and how it can affect the investigation process.
• Rights and responsibilities of fraud investigators
◦ Privacy laws
◦ Rules of professional conduct
◦ Guidelines for conducting investigations
• Documenting and preserving evidence
• The impact of fraud on victims
Part 4
Report writing
• Types of reports
• Structure of the report
• Words to avoid
• Defining the scope and limitations
• Validation of the report
• Finalization of the report
Fraud Prevention and Deterrence
• Understanding criminal behavior
• Understanding White Collar Crime
• Understanding the roles - The Three Lines Model
• Fraud prevention program
• Fraud risk management
◦ Fraud risk governance
◦ Fraud risk assessment-frameworks
◦ Conducting the fraud risk assessment
◦ Addressing Identified fraud risks
◦ Fraud Risk Assessment tools
◦ Fraud control activities
◦ Fraud Risk Management Monitoring Activities
◦ Fraud Risk Management Reporting
◦ Corporate Governance
◦ Code of Conduct

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
→ Internal Auditors
→ Risk Managers
→ Fraud Investigators and examiners
→ Financial Managers
→ Corporate Fraud Police
→ Banking employees/managers
→ Security experts
→ Big 4 Accountants and Auditors
→ Lawyers

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