UAE (January 23, 2015) – The Financial Audit Department (FAD) – Dubai Government announced Thursday
a partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s
largest anti-fraud organization, to provide expert fraud training and certification
for FAD employees.
Excellency Abdulla Mohamed AlHuraiz, Deputy Director General of FAD, and ACFE President and CEO James D.
Ratley, CFE, formally unveiled the partnership with a signing ceremony at H.H
Dubai Rulers Court Auditorium.
formalized by the agreement, the ACFE is providing resources and instruction to
help FAD employees earn the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential,
recognized globally as a symbol of knowledge and expertise in the anti-fraud
profession. The CFE has been identified by executive search firm A.E. Feldman
as “the gold standard in the area of fraud.”
Ratley presented “How to Prevent and Detect Fraud in Government” to an audience
of more than 200 at the event. The ceremony also included an introduction by
Iyad Mourtada, General Manager for Open Thinking, the exclusive ACFE Authorized
Trainer for the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
said the agreement is a significant step towards strengthening the partnership
with the leading association in fraud detection and prevention. AlHuraiz said the
agreement will help “prepare FAD employees to get the CFE certification; in
turn, this will lead to the continuous improvement in FAD work and help FAD to
achieve its strategic goals effectively and efficiently.”
said the partnership demonstrates the commitment of FAD leadership to
countering fraud in Dubai.
continues to be a serious problem across the globe, and CFEs have the expertise
needed to prevent and detect it,” Ratley said. “With this partnership, the FAD
here in Dubai is taking a proactive stance by providing its employees with the
training they need to root out fraud at every level. The United Arab Emirates
was recently ranked the least corrupt nation in the Arab world – and thanks to
the commitment of agencies like the FAD, it will continue to be a leader in the
fight against fraud.”
collaboration comes under the ACFE’s Law Enforcement and Government Partnership
(LEGP), which assists domestic and international agencies at the federal, state
and local levels in the fight against fraud. There are currently more than 100
agencies in the program worldwide, including the FBI, City of London Police, Malaysian
Anti-Corruption Commission and the Financial Audit Authority (FAA) – Ajman,