Introduction to Fraud Investigations

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Event summary

To help organisations and individuals decide whether a full accredited counter fraud qualification is for them, we have created a special one-day introductory course.

The course will combine expert insight into managing allegations of fraud within the workplace with a taste of the content covered in CIPFA’s Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) and Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) qualifications.


07 November 2017
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


CIPFA Birmingham
154 Great Charles Street
West Midlands
B3 3HN
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Standard price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Official figures show that fraud is the most prolific crime in the UK, with millions of reported incidents costing billions of pounds in financial losses. 

The scale of the problem is such that law enforcement cannot be expected to tackle the problem alone, which means organisations must play their full part and make sure staff have the skills needed to tackle fraud effectively. 

Undertaking an accredited counter fraud qualification relevant to your job role is one of the most effective ways to gain these skills and this course is designed to help you decide whether our Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) or Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) qualification is right for you.

In the process of learning about the qualifications, you will explore how to approach and manage an allegation of fraud within the workplace; the common criminal offences that constitute fraud and other types of acquisitive crime; the legal and procedural framework that regulates a fraud investigation; and how to manage evidence and investigative interviewing methodologies.  

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for: 

  • those new to counter fraud work or who are contemplating a counter fraud career  
  • those considering a qualification
  • managers responsible for conducting preliminary enquiries into allegations of fraud within the workplace who have no formal counter fraud training
  • internal auditors who may be required to contribute to a fraud investigation
  • HR officers wishing to gain insight into workplace fraud investigations and the training needed to manage them effectively.

How will you benefit from attending?

By the end of the course, you will: 

  • understand the common acquisitive crime offences and how they can be committed
  • be aware of the compliance framework within which a fraud investigation must be conducted if it is to be considered lawful 
  • appreciate the balance to be struck between exercising investigative powers and the rights of individuals under investigation
  • recognise what might be relevant evidence in a fraud investigation 
  • understand the ethical approach to be adopted when conducting interviews during a fraud investigation
  • gain insight into the content and structure of our Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) and Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) qualifications. 

CPD hours

Six hours.


  • Counter fraud
  • / Professional development
  • / Risk management