Dubai Anti-Fraud Partnership Provides Expert Training, Certification for FAD Employees



Dubai, 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.

His 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.

As 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.”

Mr. 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.

AlHuraiz 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.”

Ratley said the partnership demonstrates the commitment of FAD leadership to countering fraud in Dubai.

“Fraud 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.”

The 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, UAE.


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