COURSE NAME:: Financial Planning and Control, Fraud Investigation and Prevention Strategies

COURSE BACKGROUND:: Financial Planning and Control, fraud Investigation and Prevention Strategies to Combat Corruption in the Industry implies that there is corruption in the industry that needs to be checked and stopped. Today, millions around the world continues to suffer from the financial crisis and economic meltdown. The fallout from this crisis has lifted the veil of secrecy to expose widespread wrong financial planning and control and corruption internationally. However, some of you will not appreciate the relevance of this program especially if you hold the view that your company is free from financial recklessness and corruption. 
However, this course suggests that your company is at risk, and so too are the employees, all other members of staff and shareholders, if one employee is corrupt or if persons or other companies with whom your company does business are corrupt. Increasingly, Management are taking the lead and not waiting for a case to be made to strengthen financial planning and control to combat corruption in companies. They recognize that there is a growing business case for companies to fight corruption. However, sometimes management has to be pushed in that direction and the domestic and international regulatory frameworks to which It referral are often the external catalyst driving that change. 
Interestingly, however, is the push that comes from non-regulatory sources e.g. the company's investors and potential investors who today are demanding more information about corporate risk because investments suffer when companies are shown to have engaged in corrupt practices. By extension, countries also suffer and ordinary citizens pay a heavy price. As a result, the general public too, many of whom may be customers, has come to expect greater transparency, accountability and probity from businesses big and small. Therefore, management must recognize that corruption undermines confidence and economic growth across the board and within companies and also recognize their role in fighting it - and the risks of ignoring it. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:: At the end of this program, participants will be able to: · describe financial planning best practices; 
· identify financial fraud prevention strategies; 
· apply prevention strategies in the organization; and 
· find out why fraud occurs

· Meaning of financial planning 
· Financial Planning Best practices 
- Meaning of fraud 
     · fraud Best Practices 
     · Effect of Fraud - Financial penalties. 
     - Imprisonment. 
     - Loss of reputation.
     - Loss of certain licenses. 
     - Less chance of selection for doing business. 
     - Potential debarment.
Strengthening Corporate Governance as a Strategy to curb Financial fraud · Corporate Culture as a strategy to mitigate fraud 
· Why fraud occurs 
· Managements' role 
· Government role

TARGET AUDIENCE:: Accountants, Lawyers, HR Professionals, Engineers, etc

SECTORS:: Upstream, Midstream Downstream, MDAs, Allied Industries

VENUE:: Kaduna