Aligning fraud fighting mechanisms inside a federal government department is a challenge. A previous client of ours wanted to create a forum where groups from audit, investigation, governance, legal, finance and risk management could come together to share thoughts and ideas. So, we built it for them.
We built an internal educational forum, which brought together groups and focused on fraud, from prevention to detection and ultimately, remediation. The participants received information on applicable legislation, new trends and detection techniques. They were challenged to be innovative and integrative in addressing fraud risk within the department. The result was the exchange of great ideas, development of new relationships and strengthening of existing ones.
Prior to developing the material, we contacted the professional organizations to which the attendees belonged. We made sure that the training met with the professional organization’s standards, which resulted in a very cost-effective way for the employees to maintain their professional credentials.