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Advanced Certificate in Procurement Compliance (ACPC™)

BMTG (UK) Ltd, In Dubai (+4 locations)
4 days
2,900 USD, 2,499 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
15 July, 2024 (+3 start dates)
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4 days
2,900 USD, 2,499 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
15 July, 2024 (+3 start dates)
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Course description

An intensive certified compliance course for

Procurement and Audit Professionals.

Effective internal, and subsequently external, audit compliance is a key fundamental in demonstrating effective governance within an organisation. Whilst most internal departments have a specific process work flow, procurement is often extremely difficult to effectively audit as their activities stem from a specific procurement strategy choice.

This advanced course is designed for both Auditors and Procurement practitioners and leads delegates through a systematic approach to enable validation of compliance from the procurement function, whose activities impact both upon every line of the annual financial statements and upon overall corporate governance.

Uniquely, for procurement team delegates, emphasis is placed upon ensuring that procurement practitioners build an effective yet transparent procurement strategy underpinned by both policy, documentary evidence and audit trails, whilst for auditors the course provides insight into not only how to effectively audit the procurement function, but through knowledge enhancement increases audit sensitivity to potential red flag issues within the procurement function.

ACPC™ provides the understanding, framework, tools, and principles that allow organisations to build, embed and validate audit compliance and risk management within the Procurement function; thereby supporting overall corporate governance.

On completion of this five day training course you will receive your certificate which is certified, through independent assessment and accreditation, by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) PAS Standard.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 3 start dates

15 July, 2024

  • Classroom
  • London
  • English

8 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • English

18 November, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Singapore
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Procurement Directors
  • Business Owners / Managing Directors
  • Supplier Managers
  • Supply Chain Consultants
  • Buyers / Senior Buyers
  • Operations Directors, Operations Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Heads of Governance & Compliance
  • Executive Directors
  • General Managers
  • Divisional Heads
  • Project Directors
  • Audit Team Leaders
  • Audit Staff
  • Project Leaders
  • Team Leaders
  • Supervisors

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Benefits of Attending

  • For your Organisation:

    • Ensure strong Corporate Governance throughout the Procurement function.
    • Provision of evidence-based Procurement decision making.
    • Creation of an Audit trail within Procurement.
    • Minimises routes for Fraud & Corruption.
    • Educated Internal Auditors on Procurement process.

  • For you personally:

    • Understand how Procurement actions support Corporate Governance.
    • Develop a Strategic approach to managing Quality, Cost, Delivery & Risk.
    • Influence Procurement Strategy and Choices through development of evidence-based activities.
    • Increases expertise in Compliance as a practitioner.
    • Understand the role and function of internal and external audit.
    • Gain the Advanced Certificate in Procurement Compliance: ACPC™ which is certified, through independent assessment and accreditation, by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) PAS Standard
    • Use ACPC™ on your business card and on your resume

Training Course Content

Understand the Role of Procurement

  • Key drivers of Procurement strategy
  • The Strategic Procurement Roadmap
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Function
  • Developing evidence based procurement
  • Linking Procurement activity to support Corporate Governance.

Understand the role of Audit

  • Key drivers of audit strategy
  • The Strategic audit roadmap
  • Conducting effective audits
  • Balancing operational and compliance needs
  • Triangulating Procurement, Audit & Corporate Governance.

Understand Procurement Risk:

  • The concept of risk.
  • Financial risk.
  • Operational risk.
  • Market risk.
  • Importing risk via the supply base.
  • Root cause risk analysis.
  • Managing & mitigating procurement risk.

Developing the audit approach - Pre-tender:

  • Examining the supplier selection process.
  • Validating existing supplier listings.
  • Supplier bid concentration.
  • Examining tender pre-qualification focus. (PQQ)
  • Examining the tender(ITT)
  • Spend analysis techniques.
  • Supplier capability validation systems.
  • Potential red flag issues.
  • Demonstrating evidence based corporate governance

Developing the audit approach - Supplier selection:

  • Validating supplier capability
  • Supplier audit visit management
  • Examining supplier scoring systems
  • Managing conflicts of interest
  • Ensuring objectivity within the tender process
  • Potential red flag issues.

Developing the audit approach - post tender- contracts and supplier management:

  • Key legal principles - avoiding contractual risk.
  • Examining supplier performance management systems.
  • Objective supplier relationship management
  • Developing supplier interaction policies.
  • Managing Cross cultural supplier management audit issues.
  • Potential red flag issues.
  • Validating & ensuring ongoing Corporate Governance compliance.

Bringing everything together:

  • The psychology of audit
  • Effective audit report writing & process management.
  • Effective engagement of audit committee.
  • Developing continuous improvement initiatives together.

This programme will include a series of group exercises and case studies with a high level of delegate interaction.

ACPC Assessment*

* Only those who successfully complete the assessment and participate effectively in the course team exercises will receive the Advanced Certificate in Procurement Compliance (ACPC)

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Salwa H
20 Oct 2019

Course was well structured and contained a lot of useful theories and exercise cases that requires further search and deeper study. I am not familiar with “compliance” possibly ...

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Victor m
16 Oct 2019

Informative and presented well

Mona M
16 Oct 2019
Very interesting course and amazing instructor

I was really pleased with the quality of the course, as well as the administration .. I look forward to attend another.. and Mr. John was very knowledgable, he explained everyth...

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