CIPFA announces Moore Stephens sponsorship of its counter fraud centre


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (CIPFA) has announced Moore Stephens as a sponsor of its Counter Fraud Centre. CIPFA launched the Centre in July 2014 to lead and co-ordinate the fight against fraud and corruption across the public services and it is the UK’s first centre of excellence for counter fraud.

With a ten-fold increase in fraud detected by England’s councils over the past few decades, robust efforts to drive down losses are increasingly important. While recent greater interaction and collaboration between the public and corporate sectors has improved efficiency, it has also created greater complexities and opportunities for fraudsters. To make sure fraud is tackled effectively, it is vital that the best practices from all sectors, both at home and abroad, are brought together. 

The sponsorship is part of Moore Stephens’ ongoing commitment to the fight against fraud and corruption. Moore Stephens has already embarked upon a series of regional workshops and will be working closely with CIPFA to devise a full programme of initiatives and events for 2015.

John Baker, Director of Counter Fraud and Corruption Services at Moore Stephens, commented:

“The Centre will provide the tools, training and ideas to shape the future of counter fraud and we are looking forward to working with CIPFA in partnership to fight against fraud and corruption, both in the UK and internationally.” 

Rachael Tiffen, head of the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Moore Stephens on board as one of our founding partners. We know that the landscape we operate in is changing and that public organisations face increasingly complex risks. But by working together and pooling our resources and expertise, we can develop new, innovative approaches to tackling fraud.”


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Contact:  John Baker
Director of Counter Fraud and Corruption Services
T: 020 7651 1586

Notes to Editors

About Moore Stephens:

Founded in 1907, Moore Stephens is the UK's tenth largest independent accounting and consulting network comprising over 1,300 partners and staff in 35 locations. Moore Stephens LLP is London’s eighth largest accounting and consulting firm with over 540 partners and staff in London. The firm’s philosophy is to cater for clients' needs whenever required, but not to grow for the sake of size alone. Growth has been organic and the firm has never been involved in a major merger. The structure is small enough to provide a personal service but large enough to have available specialist expertise in all areas.

Through the Moore Stephens global network, which covers 105 countries, we combine our leading London expertise and experience with the breadth of our worldwide network.

About the Counter Fraud Centre

CIPFA, the global expert in public finance management, launched the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre (CCFC) in July 2014 to lead and co-ordinate the fight against fraud and corruption across the public services.

Headed by Rachael Tiffen, former Deputy Director of the National Fraud Authority, it is dedicated to helping counter fraud practitioners both here and abroad:

  • Save money by increasing organisations’ ability to detect, prevent and recover losses from fraud.
    Protect reputations by providing access to a comprehensive package of tools, training and consultancy to manage and minimise risk.
  • Develop valuable skills by offering new professional qualifications as well as CPD modules that explore the latest counter fraud threats and issues.
  • To achieve these aims, the Centre offers counter fraud practitioners a range of services:
    Through a subscription service, the Centre gives organisations across the public services everything they need to effectively combat fraud, including access to expert thought leadership, tools, regular updates on changes in the fraud landscape and the opportunity to share best practice.
  • The Centre is now supporting England’s counter fraud and anti-corruption strategy for local government, Fighting Fraud Locally.
  • The Centre has developed two new qualifications – the CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (CACFS) and the CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (CACFT) – which are ideal for those wanting to strengthen their team’s skills, gain a professional qualification or build a new career in fraud.
  • From spring 2015, the Centre will deliver the counter fraud toolkits currently held by the Audit Commission. These include the Changing Organisational Cultures toolkit, Protecting the Public Purse survey and report, fraud briefings and the Counter Fraud Manual.