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FORENSIC AUDITING & FRAUD DETECTION 28th - 29th JANUARY 2019

Header FRAUD AUDITING

COURSE OVERVIEW

The workshop provides a practical look at fraud risk. Fraud is a threat to revenue, assets, brand, reputation and other resources and may result in significant penalties, political consequences, operational and strategic limitations and may even be an existential threat to the organization. This workshop focuses on the “footprints of fraud” what they look like, and how to implement a forensic auditing approach to uncover fraud and other inappropriate activities that would otherwise go undetected. The course closes with a session designed to answer issues participants may have from their specific workplaces and the group discusses these in light of learning achieved.

FACILITATOR

STEPHEN COATES

B Com (Acc) CSQAM CIA CGAP CRMA CISA CQA PFIIA (Aust)

FGIA FAIEA MAICD JP (Qual)

Principal - Sustainable Strategy Deployment

Complex Risk & Assurance Leader

Stephen has over 20 years’ experience leading assurance and risk advisory teams in both a private and public-sector context. He was previously a partner in a large international advisory firm and has held senior roles in advisory and consulting services, technology risk consulting, and assurance services. Stephen is also a sought-after independent audit and risk committee Chair, and currently sits on three audit and risk committees nationally. Stephen has strong commercial operational experience and has also held several non-Executive Director roles. The type of role that suits Stephen is one where his skills are used to transform an organizations governance, risk and assurance processes, to deliver value, at reasonable cost. This could include short and long-term roles as Chief Audit Executive, Chief Risk Officer, Company Secretary, virtual Chief Information Officer, Project Director, Head of PMO, or IT Security Specialist. He works well with all levels of an organization from C Suite through executive management and line management and understands and leads effective three lines of defense approaches.

Stephen is a Brisbane based national resource with deep understanding of assurance, its role in an organization, and its ability to add value. He was the co-author of the Institute of Internal Auditors Global Position Paper on the Three Lines of Defense. Stephen leads teams to deliver authoritative, independent, and confidential advice to enterprise leadership on systems and operations performance. He enhances business unit performance and efficiency through innovative audit processes and drives a culture of continuous improvement. He understands governance and leadership and is a leader in the internal audit profession through his national and global involvement with the Institute of Internal Auditors.