Conducting an internal investigation can be a difficult task. An investigation into employee wrongdoing can be costly, disruptive and time-consuming, and can also lead to a variety of legal problems and other unexpected complications if it is not conducted with the utmost care and confidentiality. However, a well-run internal investigation can enhance a company’s overall well-being and can help detect the source of lost funds, identify responsible parties and recover losses. It can also provide a defense to legal charges by terminated or disgruntled employees. But perhaps most important, an internal investigation will signal to other employees that the company will not tolerate fraud.
Conducting Internal Investigations will prepare you for every step of an internal investigation into potential fraud, from receiving the initial allegation to testifying as a witness. In this course, you will learn how to lead an internal investigation with accuracy and confidence by gaining knowledge about various topics, such as relevant legal aspects of internal investigations, using computers in an investigation, collecting and analyzing internal and external information, interviewing witnesses and writing reports.
This instructor-led course includes a relevant practical problem, which you will work through from beginning to end. This will provide practical experience that you will be able to apply in your own work.
You Will Learn How To:
- Assess the risk of fraud within your organization and respond when it is identified
- Detect and investigate fraud with the use of data analytics
- Collect documents and electronic evidence needed in the course of an investigation
- Perform effective information-gathering and admission-seeking interviews.
- Discern legal and regulatory concerns related to internal investigations
Who Should Attend:
- Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel
- Controllers and corporate managers
- Detectives and private investigators
- Governance, risk management and compliance officers
- IT professionals
- Loss prevention and security professionals
- Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
This course satisfies the ACFE’s requirement of two Ethics CPE hours per year. To read more about the Ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit ACFE.com/EthicsCPE.