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CANCELLATION & REPLACEMENT
A replacement is welcome if you are unable to attend. A full refund less 10% administrative charge will be issued for cancellation received in writing by 27 Jul 2018. A 50% refund and a set of e-documentation will be issued for cancellation received by 10 Aug 2018. Regrettably, no refund will be issued for cancellation received after 10 Aug 2018 or for “no show” participant. You will however receive a set of e-documentation.

Can you Detect Red Flags, Prove Collusion?

Bribery, corruption, bid rigging – As businesses seek efficiency by outsourcing services and goods, the risks of procurement fraud rises. Do you know what red flags to look for in vendor selection? How do you collect evidence to prove bribery and corruption? What are the controls to prevent bid rigging?

Join this 2-day hands-on workshop to learn practical techniques to effectively prevent, detect and investigate procurement fraud. Dive into a detailed interactive examination of the red flags in real life cases of procurement fraud. Acquire a comprehensive framework for a procurement fraud risk management process including how to monitor outsourced vendors. Walk through a step-by-step fraud investigation process to effectively prove bribery and corruption.


Unique Features

  • Asia-focused: 

    • Analysis of hottest procurement fraud schemes that are threatening businesses in Asia today
    • Discussion of critical issues involved in procurement fraud and its investigation in Asia
    • Led by fraud investigation consultant Simon Goddard, with 27 years’ experience in Asia

     

    Hands-on exercises based on real life cases:

    • Put your detection skills to the test: How many red flags can you spot?
    • Work through a procurement fraud investigation process
    • Prepare a reasoned investigation plan
    • Conduct mock interviews of potential suspects and receive guided feedback

Benefits of Attending

  • Examine the main types of procurement fraud schemes in Asia and their attributes
  • Find out what to look for as an auditor when detecting procurement red flags
  • Analyse the audit process and standard audit tests for identifying procurement fraud
  • Weigh the strengths and weaknesses of the ‘right-to-audit’
  • Understand the critical elements of an effective compliance programme
  • Assess how to monitor suppliers: Overt, covert or both?
  • Pick up best practices of a procurement fraud risk management model
  • Participate in a detailed discussion of a procurement fraud risk matrix
  • Acquire investigative methodologies and processes, best case-management practices
  • Gain insights into how to effectively plan, administer and close an investigation
  • Learn the common mistakes in investigative interviewing and how to identify deception
 

Workshop Leader

Simon Goddard

Managing Director,

Global Insight Ltd

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With over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Simon is a practicing consultant and an expert in the investigations field. He excels at assisting clients solve a range of problems relating to fraud, corruption, controls breach, regulatory issues and codes of business practice across diverse sectors including banking, manufacturing, energy, transport, electronics, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, insurance industries and more in Asia and in the rest of the world.

 

Simon’s experience includes investigating very prominent international cases involving bribery, corruption and large-scale fraud. He has conducted many sensitive internal investigations; enhanced due diligence assignments; anti-bribery and fraud risk assessments, remediation and mitigation; representation for parties in international investor/state arbitration proceedings and expert witness services to arbitral tribunals in disputes involving allegations of fraud.

 

Simon was formerly Managing Director of Kroll Associates Asia and Senior Managing Director and Asia Regional Head of Decision Strategies / Fairfax International (DSFX), another US-based risk consulting company, before establishing Global Insight Ltd. Simon is also a former President of the Singapore Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

 

Before moving to Hong Kong, Simon worked in the Strategic Intelligence Unit of the Australian Government’s National Crime Authority (NCA). He received his early training as an intelligence officer with a branch of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department. Simon holds Bachelor’s degrees in Arts (BA Hons) and Law (LLB) and a Master’s degree in Law (LLM). He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and an ISO37001 (Anti-Bribery Management Systems) Lead Auditor.

Past Delegate Testimonials

Very informative and addressed many key topics on Fraud. Presentations very fluid and well presented, allowing for questions and feedback throughout the delivery of the information.

I truly appreciate [Simon’s] efforts in providing documents and sharing his experience to us which I believe can be applied to my role as well as certain blind areas that I should be taking into consideration for my future projects.

Roleplaying was great because [Simon] critiqued our interviewing skills

Who Should Attend

Mid to senior level executives responsible for Internal Audit, Procurement, Vendor Management, Finance, Risk Management, Compliance, Fraud Management and Investigation

 

Agenda

  • Session 1: Procurement Fraud

    Examine the main types of procurement frauds and trends with case studies to exemplify the hottest fraud schemes that are threatening businesses around the region today

    • What is procurement fraud?
    • Procurement fraud in context
    • Types of procurement fraud
    • Main procurement fraud schemes and their attributes
  • Session 2: Procurement Fraud Red Flags

    When we talk about procurement fraud, an obvious question is to spot it. Chances are, you have witnessed signs of ‘possible’ procurement fraud in many instances. We love to use the term ‘red flags’. This session explores your knowledge and affinity with red flags and goes into a lot of detail about how to spot them.

    • A detailed interactive examination of the red flags in all the main types of procurement fraud with references to many case studies
    • Building on the previous session, a practical guide on what to look for as an auditor, investigator, manager or other stakeholders
  • Session 3: Auditing for Procurement Fraud

    “Audit should have picked this up”… You hear that a lot! But should internal audit play the role of an investigator, risk manager or analyst? This session examines the audit process and highlights ‘standard’ audit tests for identifying procurement fraud. We also discuss the strengths (or weaknesses) of the ‘right-to-audit’.

    • Audit considerations
    • Audit tests for main procurement fraud schemes
    • ‘Right-to-audit’ clauses
  • Session 4: Compliance Programme

    Recent developments in anti-corruption laws and compliance regulations has brought a keen focus on building and maintaining effective compliance programmes. There is no ‘one size fits all’ compliance programme out there that can satisfy the needs of all organisations. But there are some traits that all ‘good’ programmes have in common. This session looks at these.

    • What is an effective compliance programme? – elements – what are the ‘good’ traits?
      • Fraud risk assessment – Including third party risk
      • Due diligence / Screening
      • Training
      • Case management
      • Reporting / Monitoring
      • Monitoring suppliers – Overt, covert or both?
  • Session 5: Procurement Fraud Risk Management Model

    “Enterprises need to expand risk assessment, continuity plans and procurement risk management…Pro-active procurement management is, in principle, based on risk management”.  This session looks at a procurement fraud risk management process that would serve as a comprehensive framework for enterprise risk managers, internal auditors and other managers to limit exposure to procurement fraud.

    • Comprehensive framework for a procurement fraud risk management process
    • Detailed discussion of a procurement fraud risk matrix
  • Session 6: Practical Workshop on Procurement Fraud Investigation

    What actually happens when an instance of fraud is detected, or an allegation is received? This session will include a guided detailed work through of one investigation, highlighting methodologies and processes, issues to consider, working with hypotheses and using best case-management practices. Participants will then prepare a reasoned investigation plan for a second investigation.

    • Forensic Investigative Techniques
      • A look at the tools available to investigate procurement fraud
    • Practical step-by-step investigations focusing on issues like:
      • How to start a fraud investigation
      • How, why and when do we form an initial hypothesis
      • What to discuss during the initial meeting – Initial assessment of allegations, regulatory considerations, internal controls review and more
      • Planning the investigation – Stakeholders, purpose, ramifications and more
      • Administering the investigation – Resources, evaluation of information and theory(ies), interviews, evidence, scope limitation and more
      • Closing the investigation – Documentation, damages assessment, reporting, further actions and more
      • Discussion of issues involved in procurement fraud (and its investigation) in Asia
  • Session 7: Investigative Interview Techniques

    Conducting interviews of suspects and witnesses is one of the most lacking in the skillset of many fraud investigators. How to make the best use of this technique, ask the right questions, identify deception and avoid mistakes that contaminate interviews? This session includes a presentation of ‘best practices’ in conducting interviews before participants conduct mock interviews of potential suspects with guided feedback given to draw lessons on best practices and avoiding pitfalls. We will use two hypothetical case studies for this exercise.

    • Common mistakes in investigative interviewing
    • Effectively formulating questions and identifying deception
    • Key components of professional investigative interviewing: Establishing rapport, communication analysis, what to avoid, interview preparation and mechanics, reporting
    • Hands-on session on investigative interviewing