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Conducting Internal Investigation

By: Budding Heights Development Company

Lagos State, Nigeria

06 - 19 Jul, 2016  14 days

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NGN 300,000

Conducting an internal investigation can be a difficult task. An investigation into employee wrongdoing can be costly, disruptive and time-consuming, and can also lead to a variety of legal problems and other unexpected complications if it is not conducted with the utmost care and confidentiality.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding fraud and how it can be commit ted
  • Learning about the different fraud schemes and their red flags
  • Developing a fraud prevention policy and procedures
  • Understanding Corruption and its different forms
  • Conducting an effective internal investigation
  • Identifying the sources of information available and relevant
  • How to obtain relevant evidence
  • Handling the evidence by following the procedures
  • Analysis of documents
  • How to prepare an interview
  • Conducting an effective interview
  • Dealing with difficult people and barrier s
  • Confidently testifying as a witness

Understanding Fraud

  • What is Fraud?
  • The Basics of Fraud
  • Who Commits Fraud and Why
  • Fraud Triangle

Fraud Schemes and Red Flags

  • Types of asset misappropriation
  • Cash theft: skimming and larceny
  • Fraudulent disbursements
  • Theft of Stock and Other Assets
  • Fraudulent Financial Statement Schemes
  • Case study/ Group Work: Identifying red flags in different scenarios presented for analysis, and a case study in identifying red flags in financial statements
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Purposes of Internal Controls as a fraud prevention measure

Fraud Prevention Programmes

  • Development of Fraud Prevention Policy
  • Implementation of Suitable Internal Controls Procedures in your Organization
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Detection and Discovery
  • Warning Signs
  • Getting the Evidence
  • Case study in Risk Assessment using different scenarios where possible areas of risk must be identify and the monitoring and control activities required to address those risks Introduction to Internal Investigations

Presentation of the course and the objectives

  • Upon receipt of the allegation: complaint or tipping-off -

When and how to act

  • Investigations: Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why
  • Setting up an action plan – setting objectives of the investigation
  • Timing and scope of the in investigation
  • How to begin the investigation
  • Review of Internal Controls for irregularities and weaknesses
  • Use of Red Flags as a basis for further in investigation
  • Pitfalls and legal issues
  • Group Work: use of ICQ and other fraud risk tools to identify weaknesses and areas requiring further review and investigation in practical scenarios

Collection and Analysis of Documents

  • What documents you need
  • Where to find them
  • Consent requirement and privacy issues
  • Access to Digital documents and its retrieval
  • Chain of custody
  • Analysis of documents
  • Access to public records and availability of information
  • Type of records available
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information issues
  • Internet as a source of information
Best Western Starfire Hotel, 128 Joel Ogunnaike Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos Jul 06 - 19 Jul, 2016
NGN 300,000.00
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+234 810 495 1079, +234 701 881 7970