Fraud Prevention and Management Recommendations

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Fraud Prevention and Management Recommendations Paper

CJR-334-Z1 Economic Crime Investigation

October 29, 2012

Fraud Prevention and Management Recommendations The purpose of this Fraud Prevention Plan is to set out the approach to dealing with fraud risk within our organization. In order to prevent the types of frauds that have already occurred within our organization it will be necessary to create “a culture of honesty, openness, and assistance…..fraud prevention is where the big savings occur” (Albrecht, Albrecht, Albrecht, & Zimbelman, 2012, p.103). What is required is the implementation of a comprehensive hiring, fraud, and ethics training program with strong controls, with punitive treatment of fraud offenders.
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al 2001, p. 111). Management must be open to honest discussions with employees about issues concerning the employee, and be ready to recommend counseling or an approved corporate Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP’s can help troubled employees with problems caused by gambling, substance abuse, money issues, health, family, and other pressures that enable them to rationalize fraudulent activities. A good internal controls system will prevent the type of fraud the firm has previously experienced. According to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO), the CEO has ultimate responsibility for any internal controls system. “More than any other individual, the chief executive sets the "tone at the top" that affects integrity and ethics and other factors of a positive control environment” (COSO, 1992). The control environment will set the overall tone of the organization that is established by senior management and runs throughout the management structure. A good accounting system is another important element of the control system to provide timely information used for decision-making. The Internal Auditor, Audit Committee, Director of Corporate Security, and Corporate Legal Council will need to work together to identify methods to assess risk and implement the appropriate controls. Basically there are only five types of control activities: segregation of duties, authorizations, physical controls, independent checks, and documentation” (Albrecht et.
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