Fraud and Corruption

by Juan Carlos Venegas
access120 days access
cpd hours4 CPD hours

This course will enable you to:

  • Assess the true cost of fraud and corruption to your organisation, and understand how to invest wisely to reduce that cost
  • Appreciate the importance of behaviour, ethics and personality in tackling fraud
  • Understand where fraud is likely to occur and what "tools" might be used against your organisation
  • Grasp the breadth of legislation involved and how it applies to you

There is increasing pressure on businesses to introduce more effective controls to prevent and reduce fraud and corruption. No business is safe from predatory attacks, which can come in a variety of guises, so the need for increased vigilance is greater than ever before. What is your role in preventing fraud and corruption?

This course will help you assess the true risk to your organisation, of fraud and corruption, show you ways of reducing that risk and how to introduce health checks to provide early warnings that can lead to a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of incidents.

The true cost of fraud and corruption

  • Why are fraud and corruption important?
  • What counts as fraud and corruption?
  • How much could we lose to fraud and corruption?
  • How can we stop ourselves from losing money?
  • What does an effective anti-fraud and corruption strategy look like?

What the law says

  • What are the key initiatives around the world?
  • What is the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?
  • What is the UK Bribery Act 2010?
  • What are the relevant organisations and initiatives in Europe?
  • What is the United Nations Convention Against Corruption?

The causes of unethical behaviour

  • Where do unethical attitudes come from?
  • Why are norms and values important?
  • What theories and models are available?
  • What kind of people commit fraud?

Assessing the risks

  • Where will fraud and corruption strike?
  • What are the psychological tools of fraud and corruption?
  • What are the hard tools of fraud and corruption?
  • How can we profile fraud and corruption risk?
  • How do we conduct a profiling exercise?
  • What can we do to reduce the risk?

Investing in prevention and monitoring

  • Why should we invest in preventing and monitoring fraud and corruption?
  • How can I effectively detect fraud and corruption?
  • What can my organisation achieve through training?
  • How can I recognise "red flags"?
  • How can I complete a corporate health check?

Juan Carlos Venegas is an accountant, certified forensic consultant, fraud examiner and counter fraud specialist based in the UK and has been in accountancy practice since 2003.

He advises clients on financial management, budgeting and strategy implementation, fraud prevention and detection and UK/Spanish taxation. He is a course writer and a tutor for Oxford College and also works in fraud and forensic investigation cases and tax investigations.

He is also a Finance Trainer for different international organisations based in the UK and abroad.

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