18 & 19 May 2017 (Thu & Fri)
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2 Days Investigative and Forensic Accounting Masterclass
A practical, hands-on guide to forensic accounting, Investigation and Examination

Course Information
  Date   18 & 19 May 2017 (Thu & Fri)
  Venue   100 Orchard Road, Hotel Concorde
  Time   9am to 5pm
  Fees   $1,200 | $720 After PIC Grant of 40%
Inclusive of 2 coffee breaks, light refreshments and buffet lunch
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Contact Ms Grace Zheng 6720 3333 or email: grace@aventisglobal.edu.sg

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Detecting, Investigating and Preventing Fraud

Corporate fraud is on the rise. Companies today do not just face risks from internal fraud but also from external criminals who are technologically savvy.

The important role Forensic Accounting plays in minimising financial losses through fraud is fast gaining ground. Discover why some numbers do not add up. Mitigate this serious risk by learning the latest strategies that can be adapted to your company.

Growing Demand for Forensic Accounting Skills Set

Forensic accounting involves litigation support involving accounting. It is the use of professional accounting skills in matters involving potential or actual civil or criminal litigation. Accordingly, most fraud examinations involve forensic accounting, but not all forensic accounting is fraud examination.

Forensic accountants with their accounting knowledge combined with investigative skills, can use this exceptional combination in the areas of litigation support and investigative accounting settings. Due to increased awareness and growing intolerance of fraudulent activities by the society, demand for forensic accountants is rapidly increasing.
Be equipped with the Investigative skills you need to audit and detect discrepancies and fraud

This 2 days hands-on program is designed to help you develop expertise and competency to identify, detect and address fraudulent financial reporting including misappropriation of assets and corruption. You will also learn the latest techniques of Investigative Business Research and Financial Statement Fraud

Using real life case studies of recently discovered fraud cases, 2 leading Forensic Accounting Experts will share with you the professional standards, regulations and best practices guidance that directs external and internal auditors in carrying out their anti-fraud responsibilities. It will also cover the key steps to institutionalize tighter controls and effective audit techniques to mitigate these risks and identify systematic failures of past cases.

Key Takeaways:
  • Understand the roles of the auditor and the forensic accounting investigator
  • Being aware of the potential missteps in your considerations when fraud is suspected
  • Enhanced effectiveness and efficiency by applying the 2 useful tools for Fraud Detection and Investigation
  • Understand the responsibility for prevention and detection of fraud
  • Risk Assessment Procedures
  • International Principles for auditor oversight
  • Internal Auditors' fraud-related responsibilities
  • Essential legislation, challenges and how to structure your business processes to minimise the risks whilst maintaining operational efficiency.
  • Fundamental principles of public-sector auditing
Who Will Benefit Most
  • Financial Controllers
  • Finance Managers
  • Internal and external Auditors with fraud  related responsibilities
  • Accountants
  • Legal and Credit Control Personnel
  • Corporate Governance Professionals
  • HR professionals and Information Security officers
  • Those involved in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements
  • Senior executives of government agencies and NGOs
Mr. Bob Seetoh, Managing Director GRC Consultancy (CFE, CICA, CRMA, CCEP-I, FCPA, MBA)

Mr. Bob Seetoh has more than 18 years of working experience, of which 7 years he had been the Head of Group Internal Audit (IA) with a public-listed company and a conglomerate where he had built up both new IA departments from scratch.


Throughout Bob’s career development, he has engaged with several types and sizes of companies such as Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Multinational Companies (MNCs) and Public-Listed Companies (PLCs) in various industries like natural resources, education, manufacturing, food and beverage, engineering, real estate and in a “Big Four” international accounting firm. Bob also headed a new Corporate Compliance function of the same listed entity for compliance audit work in a highly regulated industry and on the UK Bribery Act, in addition to being the Head of Department for Internal Audit.

During the course of his working history, Bob has worked in the areas of auditing, financial accounting, management accounting, internal control, corporate governance, risk assessment, risk management, compliance, fraud investigation, policies and procedures development, financial analysis, control self-assessment, implementation of COSO Internal Control & Enterprise Risk Management integrated frameworks, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act 2010. Besides working in the Asia-Pacific region, Bob has also worked in the USA, UK, South Africa and India for different audit and investigation projects. He has been living and working in mainland China and been to over 10 Chinese cities for audit assignments and projects in the recent past two years.

Bob graduated from the Victoria University in Australia for his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree which is accredited by the CPA Australia for entrance to its membership. Besides being a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA), Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional–International (CCEP-I), Bob also holds both the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and the Accreditation in Internal Quality Assessment from the Institute of Internal Auditors. He also passed and obtained the Professional Chinese in Finance & Accounting certificate from the Nanyang Technological University.
Mr. Chris KC Ong, (FCA (England & Wales), CA (SG), CIA, MBA, BSc (Hons) (Acct & IT))

Mr. Chris KC Ong is a principal management consultant specialising in corporate governance advisory services which contribute to bottom line management and enhanced risk management in key businesses.

Chris has over 30 years global experience, starting with external auditing in the manufacturing and financial services sectors with one of the “Big Five” international accounting firms in London, UK then. Later, he returned to Singapore and went on to head internal audit function in various industries comprising media, banking, insurance, real estate, supply chain management, shipping and resources.

Chris was the managing partner for enterprise risk services with one of the “Big Four” international accounting firms in Beijing, China and head for risk management for Northern China for three years, from year 2005 to 2008. Overall, Chris has gained solid experience in governance and risk consulting and has advised many groups in China, Singapore and Indonesia.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Information Technology from Leeds University (UK) and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque (Iowa, USA). He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW); Chartered Accountant from Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (CA S’pore); and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors.

In addition, he is also a regular speaker at forums and conferences in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and China. He has been interviewed by leading publications in China.
Program Content/Outline

Day 1: Auditors’ Fraud-Related Responsibilities
(Trainer - Mr. Chris Ong)

  1. External auditor’s responsibility relating to fraud in an audit of financial statements
  2. Responsibility for the prevention and detection of fraud
  3. Risk Assessment Procedures and Related Activities
  4. Identification and Assessment of the Risks of Material Misstatement Due to Fraud
  5. Audit procedures responsive to risks related to management override of controls
  6. Communications to management, regulatory, enforcement authorities and those charged with governance
  7. International Principles for auditor oversight
  8. Internal Auditors' fraud-related responsibilities
  9. Internal Auditor’s role in fighting fraud
  10. Fundamental principles of public-sector auditing

Day 2: Forensic Accounting
(Trainer - Mr. Bob Seetoh)

  1. Fraud and Psychology of the Fraudster
  2. The Roles of the Auditor and the Forensic Accounting Investigator
  3. When and Why to Call in Forensic Accounting Investigators
  4. Teaming with Forensic Accounting Investigators
  5. Anonymous Communications
  6. Personal Privacy and Public Disclosure
  7. Building a Case: Gathering and Documenting Evidence
  8. Independence, Objectivity, Skepticism
  9. Potential Missteps: Considerations When Fraud Is Suspected
  10. Fraud Detection Techniques
  11. Investigative Techniques
  12. Corporate Intelligence
  13. Report of Investigation
  14. Supporting a Criminal Prosecution
  15. Working with Attorneys
  16. Other Dimensions of Forensic Accounting
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Registration is Easy. Simply DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM and email/fax to Ms Grace Zheng at grace@aventisglobal.edu.sg | 6720 2222
Date 18 & 19 May 2017 (Thu & Fri)
Venue Hotel Concorde, Orchard Road
Time 9.00am to 5.00pm
Fee $1,200 | $720 After PIC Grant of 40%
Inclusive of 2 coffee breaks, light refreshments and buffet lunch
Enquiries Please contact Ms Grace Zheng (65) 6720 3333 or
email: grace@aventisglobal.edu.sg
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