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Finance Skills: Fraud Awareness

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to fraud awareness for budget holders and line managers who have a key role to play in the prevention and detection of fraud in their organisations. It is available as e-learning and can be delivered in-house.

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About the course

The Finance Skills: Fraud Awareness course explores the difference between fraud and theft and the legislation covering fraud. It will help you to assess and manage fraud risks, boosting your awareness of how and why fraud occurs, the various types of fraud and how fraud can be prevented and detected.

The e-learning also focuses on the controls, policies and procedures that public sector organisations should have in place to assist managers in the prevention and detection of fraud.

It can be taken on its own or as part of the Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers. It may also lead you onto our Accredited Counter Fraud Technician course.

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, you will:

  • understand what fraud is and the different types of fraud
  • ­understand how and why fraud occurs
  • ­understand how to respond effectively to fraud risk.

Who is it aimed at?

The course is designed primarily for those who have no formal qualifications in finance or accountancy but who, as part of their job roles, need to understand procurement and contract management best practice.

It is ideal for those who manage a budget or cost centre as part of a non-finance role in the public sector.

How is it delivered?

The course is available as e-learning and can be delivered in-house.

In-house training is especially cost-effective for organisations interested in training a number of individuals or whole teams. It also allows us to tailor the course content to your organisation’s unique needs and context.

How long will it take to complete?

The course will take around four hours to complete.

Assessment

There is no assessment for this course if you are completing it on its own and not as part of the full Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.

Pricing

The course costs £99 +VAT (e-learning only).

This course carries four CPD hours

All CIPFA training counts towards your continuing professional development (CPD). If you are a CIPFA Chartered Member, you are required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of relevant CPD activity each year as part of maintaining your professional competence and to develop skills and knowledge.

For full details visit: www.cipfa.org/cpd

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