The role of internal audit has changed a great deal over the last few years.
Some estimates suggest that fraud or corruption reduces the turnover of the average organisation by up to 5%. Alongside organisational theft, your firewall or financial systems might be under attack from cyber criminals. The increase in computer processing and online transactions bring new risks to which auditors need to be able to respond.
Expertise in identifying high-risk areas and the skills to combat these kinds of fraud are more important than ever. Combating crime of this kind as an auditor also requires expertise in gathering information, investigations, interviewing, analysis, record-keeping and document management.
Where police forces do not have the time or skills to undertake investigations of this nature, the chances of a successful investigation or recovering losses are slim unless you have the forensic skills to undertake this investigation yourself. This practical course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to undertake and lead forensic auditing and be an anti-fraud champion in your organisation.
On completion, you will be able to:
- Understand what forensic auditing is and its role in both internal and external audit
- Champion integrity, good governance and anti-fraud or corruption activity in your organisation
- Use counter-fraud techniques to detect, prevent and correct fraud
- Incorporate forensic auditing into audit plans
- Know what to do when fraud is discovered and how to start an investigation
- Manage investigation documents, records and confidentiality protocols
- Work effectively with the police and criminal justice system
- Forensic auditing and its importance in modern audit
- 21st century risks and where they are coming from
- Creating forensic auditing strategies and operational plans
- Integrity and anti-corruption behaviours and protocols
- Evidence-based investigations
- Working with the police and justice system
All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.