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Corruption schemes make up 50% of the reported fraud cases, with a median loss of $150,000, according to Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations. Those often devastating effects, combined with a dramatic increase in the number of enforcements, have made bribery and corruption a key issue for many global organizations. The extension of anti-corruption laws to vendors presents additional vulnerability to companies in the United States. How do you ensure that both your employees and the third parties that play a critical role for your organization are following the rules?
Learn to protect your organization by effectively incorporating anti-bribery and corruption compliance policies, as well as effective detection and investigation procedures, into your anti-fraud strategy. During this 3-day ACFE seminar, you will gain an understanding of common corruption schemes and anti-corruption liability, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K.'s Bribery Act and other anti-corruption legislation. From recognizing red flags to managing a global investigation, you will gain the skills and knowledge to combat the threat of bribery and corruption in your organization.
You Will Learn How To:
Navigate the legal elements of bribery and corruption
Implement policies and procedures to comply with the FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act
Identify common corruption schemes in purchasing
Conduct corruption risk assessments
Evaluate the effectiveness of your anti-corruption compliance program
Conduct third-party due diligence
Conduct anti-corruption due diligence in M&A transactions
Respond to suspicions of corruption
Manage investigations across international borders
This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
Group Internet Based
Credit by Field of Study
Registration & Fees
ACFE Members: $625
Early Registration Deadline: June 26, 2023 Register by the Early Registration Deadline to SAVE $125!
In this opening session, you will assess the Fraud Triangle, review corruption scheme data from the Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations, be introduced to methods of making and concealing corrupt payments and learn about global trends in anti-corruption enforcement and why anti-corruption enforcement is on the rise.
Discuss key legal issues fraud examiners may encounter in bribery and corruption cases such as legal avenues for recovery, legal actions to redress corrupt acts, federal corruption offenses in the U.S., corruption offenses in the U.K., methods to ensure the satisfaction of judgment debts, jurisdictional matters and privacy issues.
This session will examine the FCPA and the U.K. Bribery Act, and compare the differences between the two. Also, you will learn about the OECD and other organizations' conventions against corruption, as well as country-specific anti-corruption legislation in Australia, China, France, Germany and Japan.
Examine the purchasing process for most organizations and look at some specific types of schemes that occur in connection with the purchase of goods and services. Also, learn about front businesses and ways that illicit funds can be concealed through them.
The objective of a corruption risk assessment is to help an organization’s leadership recognize what makes it most vulnerable to corruption. Explore corruption risk assessments, focusing on topics such as the benefits of a risk-based approach, planning to implement a risk assessment process, evaluating corruption risks in six phases, corruption risk factors, a checklist for risk assessments and methods to analyze corruption risk.
For an anti-fraud culture to permeate an organization, employees must see fraud prevention and detection as not only a priority of those at the top but also as part of their daily responsibilities. Become prepared to answer questions from regulators; learn current best practices for implementing and maintaining an anti-corruption program; learn about standards, tools and other forms of guidance that can help you build your anti-corruption program.
Contracting with third parties subjects organizations to risks with the potential for significant financial and reputational harm. Such risks, however, can be unique and vary depending on the third party as well as the service or process outsourced. Learn about the attributes of a third-party due diligence program, due diligence measures for monitoring third-party risks, areas that pose high risks, watchlists for third parties, third-party anti-corruption training programs and ways to manage third-party risks with contracts.
In today’s global economy, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are on the rise, but such transactions raise distinctive corruption risks that should be addressed to avoid liability. Learn why companies engage in M&A transactions, the M&A process, the key participants in the M&A process, FCPA concerns in joint ventures and more.
This block explores the first steps that organizations and fraud examiners should take when an allegation of fraud is brought forward. From start to finish, study ways to develop a response plan, conduct an initial assessment, build a fraud team, identify sources of information, conduct interviews, analyze information and conclude an investigation.
This section seeks to provide guidance for examiners seeking to conduct an international investigation. You will discuss common challenges to conducting international investigations, examine how to conduct interviews abroad, address ways to coordinate investigations abroad, examine tools available for locating and recovering assets located abroad, tips for handling international corruption investigations and much more.
Bret Hood, CFE - Speaker
Former U.S. FBI Special Agent
After serving 25 years as a Special Agent in the FBI, Michael “Bret” Hood became the director of 21st Century Learning & Consulting, LLC upon his retirement in 2016. Bret serves as an adjunct professor of corporate governance, ethics, and forensic accounting for the University of Virginia as well as a faculty member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Bret, while working as a leadership instructor at the prestigious FBI National Academy, received two FBI Director Awards for Leadership Development & Leadership Innovation for his work on the FBI’s executive leadership development program, to include developing an interactive learning program on implicit bias.
Since his retirement, Bret has keynoted and provided leadership, ethics and financial crime instruction for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit entities and governmental organizations. In 2022, Bret was awarded the ACFE’s James R. Baker Speaker of the Year award and in 2021, Bret was awarded the Florida Institute of CPAs Discussion Leader of the Year. Bret is the author of the critically acclaimed books, "Eat More Ice Cream: A Succinct Leadership Lesson for Each Week of the Year" and "Get Off Your Horse! 52 Succinct Leadership Lessons from U.S. Presidents."
Payment must be received by June 26, 2023 to receive early registration discount.
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