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ANTI-CORRUPTION PRINCIPLES

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse found that the median loss in the Middle East and North Africa amounted to USD 275,000 while the median loss in the U.S. is USD 120,000. The report also found that corruption resulted in 57% of the fraud cases in the Middle East and North Africa. Cash on hand, billing, and expense reimbursements schemes used in the Middle East and North Africa were 19%, 15,2% and 11.4% respectively. Globally, corruption, billing, non-cash, expense reimbursements, skimming, and cash on hand schemes amounted to 35.4%, 22.2%, 19.2%, 14%, 11.9%, and 11.5% respectively. Though 21.6% of the corruption cases were found in the accounting department, 68.9% were found in the purchasing department. Therefore, most of the corruption perpetrations occur outside the accounting department. As each entity is exposed to fraud and corruption, studies has consistently showed that organizations of developed countries lose an average of 5% of their revenues. The Anti-Corruption Principles certification program is an intensive, disciplined, and case-analysis anti-corruption program. It targets the Arab countries' organizations board of directors members of listed companies, unlisted companies, family businesses, foundations, nonprofits, and senior government officials and regulatory agencies (i.e., minister, her deputy). The primary objective of the certificate program is to ensure that management masters the principles of anti-corruption. This mastery will help them reduce corruption risks to manageable and acceptable levels, reduce waste and abuse of resources, enhance products and services quality, and improve the organization’s competitive position and increase your net income.
Four Days, Paris - France
  • 1st, October 2018 to 4th, October 2018.

DAY 1

  • What is Fraud? What is Corruption?
  • What Motivates Fraud and Corruption?
  • Introduction to Corruption of Corporate of the World
  • Practice Questions, Case Analysis and Critical Thinking: Improper Tone at the Top

DAY 2

  • Introduction to Financial Statements Fraud
  • Introduction to Contract and Procurement Corruption
  • Introduction to Billing Schemes
  • Practice Questions, Case Analysis and Critical Thinking: Excessive Greed

DAY 3

  • Internal Control: Definition and Categories
  • Internal Control Components: Control Environment
  • Board of Directors and Corporate Governance
  • Practice Questions, Case Analysis and Critical Thinking: Internal Control and Strategic Management
DAY 4
  • Corruption Risk Assessment
  • Elements of Fraud Prevention Policy
  • Design an Effective Fraud Prevention Policy
  • Practice Questions, Case Analysis and Critical Thinking: Identify the Missing Elements of Fraud Prevention Policy
  • Certificate Program Exam

Delegates sit for 50 minutes in class online program exam. It tests the delegates’ mastery of the principles, knowledge, and skills discussed in the program. The exam consists of 20 multiple choice and true/false questions. The passing score is 70%. Upon passing the exam, a delegate will be able to download and print her "Anti-Corruption Principles" certificate.

Besides, "Certificates of Educational Achievement" will be delivered to delegates whose attendance is in compliance with The AACI’s certificate program policy.

Board of directors members of listed companies, unlisted companies, family businesses, foundations, nonprofits, and senior government officials and regulatory agencies (i.e. minister, her deputy).
You will master the principles of anti-corruption. This mastery will help you reduce corruption risks to manageable and acceptable levels, reduce waste and abuse of resources, enhance products and services quality, improves your organization’s competitive position, and increase your net income. You will also become equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to play an effective role in implementing, sustaining, and supporting your anti-corruption functional activities and strategies.

Marc Y. Tassé, MBA, CPA, CA, CACM (USA), FCPA (USA), CICA (USA), CFF (USA)

Senior Advisor Fellow

Marc Y. Tassé is an internationally known expert in the anti-corruption field, and lectures on white-collar crime at the Telfer School of Management’s – MBA program (University of Ottawa), with topics ranging from market manipulation to money laundering, anti-corruption initiatives, and the hidden costs of corruption.

He is also a senior instructor for the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption; a guest contributor on economic crime, fraud and corruption for CBC/Radio-Canada, the Financial Post, and the Globe and Mail; a senior strategic partner (Canada) for the American Anti-Corruption Institute; a representative and liaison (Canada) for the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations; and a member of Transparency International’s Anti-Corruption Expert Network.

Mr. Tassé is currently the President of Integrity Quebec, has volunteered with the United Nations Online Volunteering Service, and has served on a variety of boards and committees in the private and non-governmental organization sectors. He brings financial expertise, a strong understanding of strategy and risk, and detailed insights into anti-corruption ethics and compliance.

Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) (USA), and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) (USA). He carries the designation Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) (USA) and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.

He has also pursued ongoing professional development as an Associate or Affiliate member with the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada, the Accountant-Lawyer Alliance, the Anti-Money Laundering Association, and the American Anti-Corruption Institute, where he holds the CACM designation.

Mike J. MASOUD, CPA, CACM, CFE, MBA

Senior Director, The Middle East and Africa

Mike J. Masoud is an internationally known expert in the anti-corruption field and leads The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) business and initiatives in the Middle East and Africa.  He is a senior instructor and researcher for The AACI in the fields of internal control, governance, and corruption prevention methodologies.

Mr. Masoud is the co- founder and managing director of BZ Consulting International, an advisory and training firm specializing in internal control, anti-fraud and corruption, corruption risk management and fraud and corruption examination. He has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of the corruption investigation, auditing, and anti-corruption advisory and based in the firm’s headquarter in Tempe, AZ, USA.

He has extensive experience with an international auditing firm and has consulted worldwide, helping corporations investigate allegations of corruption, and served as a litigation consultant working with attorneys representing shareholders in complex court cases involving serious allegations of corporate fraud, improper financial reporting, and economic crimes.

Advising too many public, private, and non-profit organizations in the Middle East and Africa, Mr. Masoud brings financial expertise, a strong understanding of strategy and risk, and detailed regional and international insights into anti-corruption ethics and compliance.

He graduated from Pittsburg State University, KS-USA in December 2000 with distinction holding MBA and majoring in accounting. He passed the CPA exam in California in May 2001 with distinguished scores. Besides, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM). He is a member of the following American professional institutions:

1- American Institute of CPAs

2- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

3- The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI)

Mr. Masoud serves as a member of the ACFE Advisory Council, a member of The AACI technical advisory committee, and a member of The AACI academic initiatives committee. Mr. Masoud served as an adjunct professor at several universities. He leads The AACI educational initiatives in the Middle East and Africa.

Duration

Four days@ six hours a day.

Design

  1. Structured brainstorming sessions accompanied by daily case study, critical thinking and analysis and online practice questions.
  2. On the last day, attendees sit for online learning exam. It lasts for one hour.

Content

Intensive coverage of significant and several anti-corruption issues that requires dedication and engagement.

Two Certificates

  1. Certificate of Educational Achievement
  2. Certificate of Passing the Anti-Corruption Certification Program

Delivery

Due to the scope of the topics covered in these programs, The AACI makes sure that more than one of its experts participate in the delivery process.