Building on CIPFA’s 130 year history of championing excellence in public finance management, we are committed to helping you:
- prevent, detect and recover financial loss
- protect your organisation’s reputation
- develop your team’s counter fraud skills.
We offer training and a range of products and services to help organisations detect, prevent and recover fraud losses.
In the fight against fraud and corruption, working closely with others is essential and we regularly collaborate with the City of London Police, the Local Government Association (LGA), the National Crime Agency (NCA), Cabinet Office, NHS Counter Fraud Authority and the National Audit Office (NAO).
We support the national counter fraud and anti-corruption strategy for local government, ‘Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally’ and were named in the UK Government’s 2014 Anti-Corruption plan and in the 2017–22 Anti-Corruption strategy as having a key role to play in combating corruption, both within the UK and abroad.
We also conduct the definitive survey of fraud and corruption activity in local government, the annual CIPFA Fraud and Corruption Tracker (CFaCT).
What fraud and corruption challenges does your organisation face? Get in touch with our customer services team to find out how we can help you.
Head of Counter Fraud Training
Les is CIPFA's Head of Counter Fraud Training and has over 30 years’ experience in economic crime investigation and fraud risk management in both the public and private sectors.
Head of Research and Development, CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre
Laura is Head of Research and Development for CIPFA's Counter Fraud Centre and has over 10 years experience of working in the fraud and financial crime arena. A forensic accountant by training, Laura is a Chartered Accountant and a Counter Fraud Expert (ACFE) and also a Member of the Fraud Advisory Panel. Prior to joining CIPFA Laura was the Deputy Head of Counter Fraud Management at the British Council, leading on the prevention and detection elements of the Counter Fraud Strategy and managing complex investigations overseas.
Diana is the lead advisor for the CIPFA Better Governance Forum and is CIPFA’s representative on the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board. She is a CIPFA qualified accountant and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Prior to joining CIPFA in 2008 she was head of internal audit at Salisbury Council and held other audit roles in local government and at the National Audit Office.
She has authored the 2018 edition of Audit Committees, Practical Guidance for Local Authorities and Police and co-developed the CIPFA Code of Practice on Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption (2014). She was part of the CIPFA working group that developed the Good Governance Framework for Local Government (2016) and supports other CIPFA policy initiatives and publications on governance, internal audit and counter fraud.