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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Control Workshop

5 Day Training

Dates: 22 – 26 April | 24 – 28 June 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

This is a Non-accredited Course

Course Introduction

The Forensic Accounting and Fraud Control Workshop is designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to detect, prevent, and investigate financial fraud within organisations. Through a combination of theoretical lectures, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will gain insights into the techniques and methodologies used in forensic accounting and fraud examination.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the principles and concepts of forensic accounting and fraud examination.

  • Identify common types of financial fraud and their indicators.

  • Learn techniques for detecting and preventing fraud within organizations.

  • Gain proficiency in conducting forensic investigations and gathering evidence.

  • Develop skills in analysing financial statements and transactions for irregularities.

  • Explore the legal and ethical considerations in fraud examination and reporting.

  • Understand the role of technology in forensic accounting and fraud detection.

  • Apply best practices for fraud risk assessment and management.

  • Enhance communication and collaboration skills necessary for effective fraud control efforts.

  • Develop strategies for implementing fraud prevention measures in different organizational settings.

Course Benefits

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of forensic accounting and fraud control.

  • Acquire practical skills to identify and mitigate various forms of financial fraud.

  • Enhance your professional capabilities in conducting investigations and gathering evidence.

  • Improve your organization’s ability to prevent and detect fraud, reducing financial losses and reputational risks.

  • Network with professionals in the field and exchange insights and best practices.

  • Earn a certificate of completion, demonstrating your expertise in forensic accounting and fraud control.

Who should attend?

  • Accounting and finance professionals

  • Auditors

  • Compliance officers

  • Risk management professionals

  • Legal professionals

  • Law enforcement personnel

  • Anyone involved or interested in fraud detection and prevention within organizations

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Day 1: Introduction to Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

  • Overview of forensic accounting and its role in fraud detection

  • Understanding the legal and regulatory environment

  • Types and classifications of financial fraud

  • Fraud risk factors and red flags

Day 2: Fraud Detection Techniques

  • Analysing financial statements for anomalies and irregularities

  • Conducting data analytics and forensic testing

  • Recognizing patterns of fraudulent behaviour

  • Interviewing techniques and interrogation strategies

Day 3: Forensic Investigation Process

  • Planning and conducting a forensic investigation

  • Evidence collection, preservation, and chain of custody

  • Document examination and handwriting analysis

  • Case studies and practical examples

Day 4: Technology and Fraud Control

  • Digital forensics and computer-assisted audit techniques (CAATs)

  • Cybersecurity considerations in fraud control0

  • Implementing fraud detection software and tools

Day 5: Fraud Prevention and Compliance

  • Fraud risk assessment methodologies

  • Internal controls and segregation of duties

  • Whistleblower programs and ethical considerations

  • Developing a fraud prevention program

  • Best practices in fraud awareness training

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