THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(Established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)
Forensic, Fraud and Internal Controls Workshop
Theme: Towards improvement of internal controls and investigative skills for professionals
Date: 22nd – 23rd September 2021
Venue: Virtual Symposium
A forensic audit examines and evaluates a firm’s or individual’s financial records to derive evidence used in a court of law or legal proceeding. Forensic audits cover a wide range of investigative activities. It is often conducted to prosecute a party for fraud, embezzlement, or other financial crimes. In the process of a forensic audit, the auditor may be called to serve as an expert witness during trial proceedings. Forensic audits could also involve situations that do not include financial fraud, such as disputes related to bankruptcy filings, business closures, and divorces. Usually, a forensic audit is chosen instead of a regular audit if there is a chance that the evidence collected would be used in court. The process of a forensic audit is similar to a regular financial audit—planning, collecting evidence, writing a report—with the additional step of a potential court appearance. The attorneys for both sides offer evidence that either uncovers or disproves the fraud and determines the damages suffered. They present their findings to the client, and the court should the case go to trial. During the planning stage, the forensic auditor and team will plan their investigation to identifying what fraud, if any is being carried out, to determine the period during which the fraud occurred, to discover how the fraud was concealed, naming the perpetrators of the fraud, quantifying the loss suffered as a result of the fraud, gathering relevant evidence that is admissible in court and suggesting measures to prevent such frauds from occurring in the future.
Once fraud has been detected the organization needs to institute internal control to safeguard the assets, ensure the reliability and integrity of financial information, ensure compliance, and promote efficient and effective operations.
The webinar will cover the following topical areas.
Forensic Audit Investigation Procedures
Data analytical procedures to support the investigation process
Fraudulent financial transactions
Signs of fraud in an organization
Potential fraud loopholes created by employees in organizations
The steps involved in conducting an internal investigation
Processes to ensure effective internal and external document collection and analysis
Document security and evidence preservation mechanisms
How to carry out an in-depth audit/ investigation
Developing effective interviewing skills
Developing an effective Internal Controls Framework
How to testify as a fact witness
Legal elements of fraud
Data privacy considerations
How to use technology to detect fraudulent transactions
Internal Auditors, Risk Managers, Fraud Auditors, Compliance Managers, Board of directors, CFO, Board of Directors, External Auditors, Accountants, Operational and Compliance Professionals, Accounting and audit practitioners, HR managers, Payables specialists, Procurement managers, Compliance and ethics managers, CFOs and senior financial managers.
CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS (CPD UNITS):
Members of ICPAK and reciprocating professional bodies will be awarded 10 Structured CPD Units upon successfully completion of the Webinar.
The Webinar charges are Kshs. 10,000. Charges will cater for online video access fees, learning materials, and e-certificates of attendance
Registration: Delegates are reminded to note that online booking for webinar is mandatory on https://www.icpak.com/event-registration/Online Booking
We call on Seminar participants to note that booking for is available only online at www.icpak.com/events and will close two hours before the training session. Delegates are reminded to note that online booking for training sessions is mandatory.
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AUTHORITY (NITA) REIMBURSEMENT:
The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (www.nita.go.ke)
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