How to book
Contact us on E: InHouseTraining@cipfa.org or T: 020 7543 5600.
About the programme
Introduction to Fraud Investigation is a one day training course that provides expert insight into how to approach and manage an allegation of fraud within the workplace.
- gain an understanding of 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 the exercising of investigative powers and the rights of individuals under investigation
- recognise what might be relevant evidence in a fraud investigation
- how to manage evidence in an appropriate manner
- understand the ethical approach to be adopted when conducting interviews during a fraud investigation.
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for:
- managers who might be responsible for conducting preliminary enquiries into allegations of fraud within the workplace or who may be required to supervise such investigations
- internal auditors who may be required to contribute to a fraud investigation
- HR officers wishing to gain insight into workplace fraud investigations and the potential synergies and conflicts these may have with parallel employment investigations
- individuals contemplating a counter fraud career who wish to gain insight into what a fraud investigation is likely to entail.
Format and duration
The course includes facilitated group discussions and exercises using case studies and examples.
The day normally begins at 09:30 and ends at 16:00 with breaks for lunch and refreshments. This can be adjusted, depending on your needs.
Extend your learning
If you are interested in developing your knowledge further, have a look at our Accredited Counter Fraud Technician and Specialist qualifications.
Below is the typical course outline, which can be tailored to meet your and your team’s needs.
- Fraud investigations – traps to avoid and risks to manage
- “Looking after your friends” - a case scenario
- What law do I need to know?
- An overview of fraud and kindred offences
- An overview of relevant procedural law
- Modelling a fraud investigation
- Evidence and how to manage it properly
- Investigative interviewing – an overview
This course carries seven CPD hours.