CIPFA Webinar - Role of the Counter Fraud Specialist


Event summary

This lunch and learn webinar discusses the role of the head of counter fraud. It examines the factors that lead to success in counter fraud activity and how important it is for senior counter fraud managers to be openly engaged in discussions across the organisation, particularly with the leadership team and with the audit committee. In a time of uncertainty and financial pressure the webinar panel share the importance of a counter fraud team that is adequately resourced and professionally qualified.


07 December 2017
Starts: 12:30
Ends: 13:30


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About this event

This free short, 45-minute webinar is run over a lunchtime and can be accessed anywhere that you can get an internet connection and on any device that is internet enabled. As well as accessing this webinar from desktop and laptop computers, you can also access this webinar from a smartphone or tablet using the free GoToMeeting app available on the App Store and Google Play. Please download this app well in advance of the broadcast time. You may also need headphones to ensure privacy and reduced background noise from your chosen location.

Who should attend?

This webinar will be useful to all those involved in counter fraud activity and those who work with counter fraud professionals across the public and third sector. It is aimed at those who want to understand the role of the head of counter fraud.

How you will benefit

The webinar will help you to understand the role of counter fraud, reflecting on:

  • the importance of the relationship with senior managers
  • the culture within the organisation 
  • the growth of professionalism within the sector.
Along with CIPFA specialists Oliver Stopnitzky and Joanne Pitt, we will be joined by an expert from our partners Mazars.

Once you have signed up for this webinar by clicking the 'book now' icon above and completing your details, we will email you with joining instructions and a link to the webinar. Previously recorded webinars can be accessed here and on our YouTube channel and further details regarding our webinar programme and technical requirements can be found on our webinar web page.

For more details please do not hesitate to call us on T: 020 7543 5600.


  • Counter fraud

Speaker - Oliver Stopnitsky

Oliver is Technical and Development Advisor for the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre. A passionate advocate for having a strong and resilient anti-fraud culture, he works with public sector organisations of all sizes to ensure they have the right policies and procedures in place.

Speaker - Joanne Pitt, Counter Fraud Centre Manager, CIPFA

Joanne Pitt

Joanne Pitt is an experienced local government adviser and has 25 years of public sector experience. Joanne worked in key areas including business rates, welfare reform, council tax and housing before moving to the CIPFA Counter Fraud centre in January 2017.