THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(Established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)
THE FORENSIC AUDIT SEMINAR
DATE: 7th – 8th OCTOBER 2020
Mode of Delivery: Virtual
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
THEME: ENHANCED TECHNIQUES OF COMBATING FRAUD IN THE DIGITAL SPACE
Organizations world over continue to record spectacular losses owing to fraud perpetrated by insiders (employees) and outsiders (customers, suppliers and other parties). Such happenings expose organisations’ lack of preparedness and capacity to mitigate fraud-related risks. Furthermore, the proliferation of technology has also become a double-edged sword- propelling organizations to greatness while at the same time presenting unprecedented opportunities to fraudsters. The current technological landscape is evolving at a faster pace than organizations can keep up with, in matters fraud prevention and detection. Ironically, some organizations have leveraged on technology as a defence mechanism against fraud, while to others, technology has played as a big facilitator of fraud.
Further, the unprecedented situation which affected organizations around the world earlier this year led to the widespread presence of remote working and virtual business. Adapting to these circumstances meant that the workplace has changed – from business development and supply chains to work management and social interactions. All aspects of business are adapted to be undertaken through technological solutions this can only get more common with time.
Some key themes for organizations and individuals to ponder are: Is there a proper understanding of the technology in place? Is this technology secure and what risks does it pose? Which departments/functions/operations are more exposed and which ones are simpler to secure? Given the global and interconnected nature of technology, how can the organization stay ahead of those who wish to cause harm, and who can be anywhere in the world?
It is against this backdrop that ICPAK has organized the Virtual Forensic Audit Conference with a focus on:
E-Procurement: The New Fraud Frontier
- Current Trends
- Mitigation Measures
Fraud in a Crisis: Common Aspects and Occurrences
- Cybercrime in the Covid-19 Era
- Drivers of increased financial crime
Investigating Fraud perpetrated by Management
- Circumventing collusion hurdles
Leveraging on Technology to Combat Fraud
- Emerging tools and technology for fraud detection
- Cyber-Threat Intelligence
Fraud Prevention by the People
- Entrenching a culture of ethics
- Whistleblowing mechanisms
- What do data privacy laws require?
- How to secure organizational data from fraudsters
Critical Data Analytic Skills to enhance the forensic audit process
Considerations in conducting investigations/audits remotely
- What to consider when conducting audits/investigations remotely
Bank Auditors/investigators, Insurance Auditors/Investigators, Risk and compliance managers in banks, Independent auditors, directors of various sections of government, finance managers, academicians, Internal Auditors, Accountants, managers/controllers, purchasing managers, ICT Security managers and directors, Government Auditors, Lawyers and Magistrates/judges, Managers of security companies, anti-corruption officers, local government accountants, Management Consultants, HR Managers/Directors , Chief Executive Officers, NGOs Staff, auditors and Regional directors.
|Your Investment||KShs. 10, 000|
|CPD Units||10 Structured Units|
How to participate
Please make your booking online. Thereafter, a proforma invoice will be sent to your email with payment details and instructions. Upon clearing the payment, a link will be sent to your email for joining the virtual conference.