Implementing a Whistle-Blower Program - Detecting and Preventing Fraud at Workplace

Duration: 90 Minutes
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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.
whistle-blowers program
Product ID: 509827
Objectives of the Presentation
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
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.

Who will Benefit
This session will be beneficial to the 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
  • Accounting and audit practitioners
  • CFO's and senior finance staff
  • Internal and external audit professionals
Topic Background
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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Instructor Profile:
Richard E. Cascarino, MBA, CIA, CISM, CFE, CRMA Well known in international auditing, Richard is a principal of Richard Cascarino & Associates based in Colorado, USA and Johannesburg, South Africa with over 32 years experience in audit training and consultancy.

He is a regular speaker to 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, was the founding Regional Director of the Southern African Region of the IIA-Inc and is a member of ISACA, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, where he is a member of the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

Richard was Chairman of the Audit Committee of Gauteng cluster 2 (Premier's office, Shared Services and Health) in Johannesburg and is currently the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department of Public Enterprises in South Africa.

He is also a visiting Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, author of the book Internal Auditing - an Integrated Approach, published by Juta Publishing and now in its 3rd edition. This book is extensively used as a university textbook worldwide. In addition, he is the author of the "Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing" published by Wiley Publishing, now in its 2nd edition and the book "Corporate Fraud and Internal Control: A Framework for Prevention", also Wiley Publishing. He is also a contributor to all 4 editions of QFINANCE, the UItimate Resource, published by Bloomsbury and is the author of "Data Analytics for Internal Auditors" published in 2017 by Auerbach.
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