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Director Development

IoD Managing Fraud Risk for Directors

Course details

CPD Points





Full day (09:00-16:00)

Course Overview

Fraud is a risk to the profits and reputation of all organisations - and it is a risk that is increasing in current economic conditions. This interactive one-day course focuses on the role of the board of directors in fraud prevention and detection.

Course Content

The course examines occupational fraud and the main threats from cybercrime - as well as discussing recent cases and the lessons that can be learned - and provides practical tips for mitigating fraud risk. It is highly topical and very relevant to directors, given the likely changes to corporate reporting with a new requirement for directors to report on the actions they have taken to prevent and detect fraud. Content will include:


  • The financial crime threat landscape and attitude of the authorities

The modern anti-fraud framework

  • Fraud overview and definitions
  • External fraud – cybercrime review, analysis of threats and safeguards
  • Internal fraud – the ACFE fraud tree (financial statement fraud, asset misappropriation, corruption)
  • Quiz

Risk and Responsibility

  • Increasing risk, examples of fraud and corruption scandals
  • Responsibilities of the board, risks around accounting fraud
  • Responsibilities of the auditors
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Reputational risk
  • Group exercise

Effective fraud prevention

  • Fraud risk management framework
  • Reasons for occupational fraud
  • Key preventative controls and fraud prevention plan
  • Quiz

Deterrence and detection

  • Aspects of criminal psychology
  • Understanding risk
  • Key detective controls and the forensic toolkit
  • Case study

Course Benefits

Attendance on this course will enable you to:

  • Discharge your duties around corporate fraud
  • Raise awareness of internal and external fraud threats and the prime indicators of risk
  • Gain a better understanding of the key anti-fraud prevention and detection controls
  • Consider the modern financial crime threat landscape and the dangers of bribery and corruption
  • Discuss and learn from recent fraud cases

Next Steps

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