For the first time since the original report was published
in 1996, the ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse has
been translated into Arabic thanks to the efforts of the ACFE Saudi Arabia
Chapter, with support from Saudi Aramco.
Waheed Alkahtani, CFE, President of the Saudi Chapter,
believes this translation will help Arabic speakers in the Middle East access
the valuable research in the report to further their anti-fraud efforts.
“Arabic is one of
the six official languages that are recognized and used in United Nations
meetings, and Arabic also is a liturgical language of 1.6 billion Muslims,”
Alkahtani said. “Our goal was to translate the report to Arabic and have it
available for Arabic readers in anti-fraud professions … A year before the 2016
Report to the Nations was published, I had a number of Arabic colleagues asking
about the possibility to translate the report into Arabic. We are so glad that
it became a reality.”
The chapter worked in conjunction with the Texas-based ACFE
head office to create a copy of the report in Arabic. ACFE President Jim
Ratley, CFE, encouraged the efforts shown by the chapter. “It is important for
anti-fraud professionals to have as much information as possible at their
disposal in order to best prevent and detect fraud,” Ratley said. “By
translating this seminal report into Arabic, the ACFE Saudi Arabia Chapter is
helping the fight against fraud not only in the Middle East region, but
globally as well.”
The first Report to
the Nations was published by the ACFE in 1996 and has been published every
two years since 2002. Over that time, the report has come to be regarded as the
most authoritative statistical resource available on occupational fraud. The
report has been translated into Japanese and Turkish in previous years. The
ACFE Saudi Arabia Chapter was established in 1997 and is one of six ACFE
chapters in the Middle East.
About the Association
of Certified Fraud Examiners
Founded in 1988, the ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud
organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.
Together with nearly 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud
worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity
within the profession. For more information, visit ACFE.com.