RMG101 – Fraud Awareness and Prevention

About this Course

 

Fraud, or the use of deception to dishonestly acquire a personal gain, is a global problem affecting economies, businesses and individuals. Bribery, corruption, identity fraud, counterfeit goods, are all examples of fraudulent activities. Fraud is a particularly serious threat to the financial services industry – and it’s on the rise. It is a major threat to our society and a serious concern to all institutions in the country and the world as a whole. Fraud can affect and even cripple the economic growth of a country. In this regard, creating fraud awareness and teaching the mechanisms on how to prevent it can significantly eradicate corruption, and is therefore vital for the ongoing success of any organization and for the economic growth of Sierra Leone. Fraud has led to major loss of income within organizations whereby the very people who were entrusted to protect its assets and resources have constituted the attacks against the organization. Anti-Fraud Professionals know just how devastating a fraud can be to its victims and the society. Corruption also presents one of the most significant fraud risks for organisations in many industries. Participants will become more fraud-aware and will be equipped with the necessary skills to detect fraud within their organisations and environments. Participants will learn how to effectively mitigate fraud using practical case study examples on fraud issues drawn from global studies and reviews.

Course Objectives: On completion, you will be able to:

 

  • Identify fraud and the various types of Frauds and to identify potential red flags.
  • Learn about the regulatory Environment in place to manage fraud.
  • Discuss the factors that contribute to Fraud and how to manage them effectively.
  • Develop controls and evaluations of fraud.
  • Establish a better understanding on how to prevent fraud,
  • Better understanding how to prevent and report fraud.
  • Know Internal Control- Specific Application (Common Frauds all organisations are vulnerable to) and discuss how to manage them.
  • Establish fraud prevention mechanism and resources
  • Know how to write fraud report.

Who should attend the course:

Internal Auditors, Accountants, Risk Officers, Finance Officers, Compliance Officers, Heads of Risk Management, Heads of Operations, Heads of Legal Department and Heads of Regulatory Compliance of banks; and Senior Government Officials from the Bank of Sierra Leone, Anti-Corruption Commission and Financial Intelligence Unit.

Participants will only be required to register through our website www.fbs.edu.sl/ for the course and are expected to attend all the sessions

Dates: 13-14 March, 2019

Fee: Le2,500,000 per person. 5% Discount for Women. Additional 5% Discount for Groups of 10+.

Venue: Sierra Lighthouse Hotel, Aberdeen