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Keys to an Effective Anti-Corruption, Ethics and Compliance Program Part 1

  • Accountant
  • CPA (US)
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

The most challenging aspect of anti-corruption compliance is ensuring that it is integrated into company operations and the overall business strategy. In the same way that security regulations are only effective if they are accepted, understood and implemented by all, anti-corruption procedures require employees to accept and appreciate their effectiveness in order to ensure appropriate implementation.

Although talented people with the best intentions design anti-corruption compliance procedures, they are up against audacious individuals who can be very creative at bypassing company rules. It is, therefore, necessary to question our way of addressing the issue on a regular basis. Compliance must evolve constantly to adapt to the ever-changing methods used by criminals.

Businesses are coming under increased scrutiny, both at home and abroad, to ensure that their domestic and foreign operations comply with anti-corruption and anti-bribery legislation. International trends towards tougher legislation and increased enforcement of anti-corruption laws internationally make non-compliance a real risk that companies must address as a business priority. There are significant financial, business, and reputational repercussions to not having an anti-corruption policy and effective compliance program in place. These could include criminal charges, hefty fines, and lost revenues. Corruption has widespread economic effects – such as the development and quality of infrastructure – and social effects – like the erosion of trust and threats to national security. 


Beyond the illegal exchange of money, corruption can include the agreement to exchange a bribe, hiding the information through bookkeeping, encouraging employees to seek out unethical agreements or preventing them from going to the authorities.

On a positive note, a shift in the cultural acceptance for corporate corruption is occurring as awareness of the issue spreads globally and corporations embrace a more level playing field on which to do business.

A robust ethics and compliance program is much more than just policies and documentation. Ethics and compliance must be ingrained in the company culture and fostered throughout a company’s processes and interactions. This workshop outlines strategies for creating and maintaining a strong ethics and compliance program that will keep companies safe from corruption and associated risks. 

The workshop is divided into 2 webinars of 4 CPE hrs each. This first webinar of the workshop discusses the following:

Key topics:

  • Anti-bribery prohibitions
  • What constitutes bribery and corruptions 
  • Gifts & hospitalities
  • Consequences of corruption 
  • Anti-corruption training and certifications for employees 
  • Training Executives on Anti-Corruption Laws: Best Practices
  • Advantages of ISO 37001 certification and how to get it 
  • Accountabilities and Behaviours – Setting the Tone at the Top
  • Ways that a company can establish and reinforce tone at the top

Learning Objectives

  • To appraise the importance of training and follow-up
  • To analyze the advantages of ISO 37001 certification and how to get it
  • To assess how to instill ethics from the top of the organization

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Auditors
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 4 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 4 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 4 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 4 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    4
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

MARC TASSE

President, EGREGIA STRATEGIC CONSULTING GROUP INC.

Mr. Tassé is a globally recognized expert on corporate misconduct, crisis response, and ethical leadership, who has extensive experience as an independent special advisor to various board chairs and CEOs of corporations and organizations, federal and provincial departments, agencies as well as crown corporations, on "high profile and sensitive cases” related to alleged corruption, fraud, money laundering, financial misconduct, conflict of interest, and breach of fiduciary duty.

As an investigative and forensic accountant, Mr. Tassé has experience in matters involving misappropriation of funds, fraudulent financial transactions, and tracing and recovery of stolen funds.

Mr. Tassé helps clients to manage legal, reputational and operational risks and to achieve best standards both nationally and internationally. He advises Canadian and international corporations and organizations on compliance with anti-corruption legislation and policies in force at the municipal, provincial, federal and international levels.

Mr. Tassé examines domestic and transnational financial crime from different angles and explores what motivates people to break the law, how wrongdoers cover their tracks, what can be done to put a stop to the looting, and the importance of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Machine Learning for fraud/corruption prevention and detection

Faq

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