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The Fraud Investigations Workshop

ACI Learning
Course summary
5 days
London, Nairobi
Professional Training

Course description

The Fraud Investigations Workshop

Whether you wish to learn new skills or to polish existing ones to be in line with best practice, this week provides you with all you need to become today’s modern internal auditor. It will also give you the opportunity to improve your own report writing meet the needs of your readers and inspire action.

Part 1: Fundamentals of Internal Auditing

In this three-day seminar, attendees will learn the concepts of traditional and operational auditing and gain proven tools and techniques for performing effective audits. You will get a solid background in the basics of documenting and evaluating internal control and fieldwork techniques. Using specifically formulated case exercises, participants will examine the critical elements of internal auditing: assessing risk, flowcharting, designing flexibility into the audit program, performing the audit and applying audit results to solve business problems. You will focus on and put into practice the communications skills associated with internal auditing: conferencing with customers, writing audit findings and selling audit recommendations.

Part 2: Audit Report Writing

Fraud resistance Strategies - The course aims to provide anyone working in any way with fraud and corruption in organisations with the resources, tools and skills to help their organisations live up to expectations. The sessions will be highly practical with case exercises and scenarios based on real experiences and interactive risk brainstorming techniques, all supported by informative lecture sessions.

Why attend this course?

  • Understand the role of the internal audit department
  • Learn the standards required for the professional practice of Internal Audit
  • Improve your interpersonal skills and interview strategies
  • Explore risk assessment strategies and risk based internal auditing
  • Develop the tools and techniques required to perform a successful audit programme
  • Gain the expertise and confidence to develop well-structured reports with clear messages
  • Deliver the key messages that focus on risk and get results
  • Understand the different needs and expectations of audit report readers
  • Practice each step of the report writing process, from thinking about your audience to organizing your ideas to meet their needs, to choosing the appropriate format and tone, to crafting and streamlining your writing.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Part 1: Internal and IT auditors with 0-3 years of experience looking for a comprehensive understanding of the process of internal audit. This foundational course can be used to onboard rotational internal auditors, and other experienced professionals starting their career in internal audit.

Part 2: Audit Managers, Supervisors and staff who have overall, or partial, responsibility for presenting audit findings; others who need to improve writing or editing skills will also benefit from this session.

Prerequisite: None

Outcome / Qualification etc.

MISTI certificate and 40 CPE points.

Training Course Content

Part 1: How to Conduct a Fraud Investigation

Day One: Planning and Conducting Investigations into Fraud and Corruption

  • Primer for the Fraud Investigators
  • Responding to whistleblower allegations
  • How to evaluate allegations of fraud
  • Defining your objectives and the investigation fraud plan

Day Two: Interviewing, document collection and collating evidence

  • Case studies and scenarios
  • Attention to detail and focusing on the red flags of fraud and corruption
  • Gathering and analysing evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses and informants

Day Three: Fraud reporting

  • How to conduct fraud interviews with persons suspected of fraud
  • Writing the investigations report: Guidelines
  • Preparing the investigations report
  • How to confidently present your findings

Part 2: Fraud Resistance

Day Four: Where are we?

  • Introductions: participants and speakers
  • Overview of the course: expectations and questions
  • Compliance and business ethics
  • How old is fraud risk?
  • Typical fraudster: our beliefs vs reality
  • Why do we break the rules?
  • Behavior rationalization
  • Assessing the validity of existing anti-fraud and corruption practices using the “think like a thief” methodology
  • The advantages of Fraud Resistance
  • Whose job it is to find fraud
  • Summary and questions

Day Five: Where we want to be

  • Types of fraud and corruption
  • Why do we commit fraud?
  • What does this mean for leadership
  • What kind of leader do people want?
  • A brief look at the culture
  • Different dimensions of culture
  • Building cross-cultural themes
  • Communication
  • Unintended consequences
  • Motivation
  • Rebuilding trusting relationships
  • Characteristics of trust
  • Handling challenges and conflicts in your team
  • Conflict management styles: which would work best for you?
  • Summary and questions


The Price for Part 1 (3 Days) is £2,350+VAT

The Price for Part 2 (2 Days) is £1,700+VAT

The Price for Combined Training (Save 10%): Part 1 + Part 2 (5 Days) is £3,645+VAT

Provider: ACI Learning

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