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Implementing a Whistle-Blower Program - Detecting and Preventing Fraud at Workplace
This training on effective whistle-blower program implementation will discuss its importance and issues and provide tips on how to choose a reporting mechanism to detect and prevent fraud/misconduct or unethical workplace behavior both in the public and the private sectors.
Why Should You Attend:
The imperative need to fight fraud and misconduct in the workplace both in the public and the private sector dictates the need for an effective whistle-blower program. Ineffective programs can be more detrimental to the corporate good than having no program at all.
This course will address the issues involved from corporate and ethical perspectives in implementing an effective whistle-blower program. It will provide attendees an understanding of how to choose and publicize a reporting program. It will also discuss the legal considerations in implementing a whistle-blowing program and internal audit’s role in utilizing Whistle-Blowing information.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
This webinar on Whistle-Blowers Program will cover the following areas:
- The importance of Whistle-Blowing.
- Identifying critical success factors.
- Choosing reporting mechanisms.
- Training reporting monitors.
- Creating policies and procedures
- Publicizing the reporting mechanism.
- Legal considerations in implementing a Whistle-Blowing.
- Internal audits' role in utilizing Whistle-Blowing information.
Who Will Benefit:
This session will be beneficial to following personnel involved in ensuring corporate control structures function and that fraud or unacceptable behavior are detected at an early stage:
- Financial Officers
- Risk Officers
- Internal Auditors
- Forensic accountants
- Fraud examiners
Richard Cascarino, is the Principal of Richard Cascarino & Associates, a highly successful audit training and consultancy company based in Colorado and Johannesburg. He is a regular speaker at National and International conferences and has presented courses throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. Richard is a Past President of the Institute of Internal Auditors in South Africa and also a member of ISACA and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Richard was a member of the Audit Committee of the Department of Public Enterprises in South Africa and chairman of the Audit Committee of Gauteng cluster 2 (Premier's office, Shared Services and Health). He is the author of the "Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing" and the newly released “Corporate Fraud and Internal Control: A Framework for Prevention” both published by Wiley Publishing which is also used by universities worldwide.
With the high visibility and public outcry over recent frauds involving senior management in multinational organization across industries, the need for, and protection of Whistle-Blowers has become an issue of paramount importance. Recent surveys indicate a high percentage of frauds detected come as a result of tip-offs both internally and externally. Whether dealing with fraud, unethical behavior or simple breaches of corporate rules, whistle blowing has become a primary tool in both the detection and prevention of unacceptable behavior.
Legal protection for Whistle-Blowers varies from country to country and over a dozen have adopted a comprehensive Whistle-Blower protection law. Over 50 countries have adopted limited protection as part of other laws.
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Webinar may be cancelled due to lack of enrolment or unavoidable factors. Registrants will be notified 24hours in advance if a cancellation occurs. Substitutions can happen any time.
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