Cifas Counter Fraud Manager Programme
Achieve accreditation as a Cifas Counter Fraud Manager. Fraud investigations require proficient and skilled oversight by managers and supervisors to succeed. This course teaches you how to create effective investigative strategies, make informed decisions and apply best practice – equipping you to excel in your management role and achieve successful investigative outcomes.
The accredited Cifas Counter Fraud Manager Programme provides you with the comprehensive knowledge and insightful skills you need across six core Units:
Unit 1: Role and Responsibilities When Managing a Counter Fraud Team or Function
Learn the main leadership and management theories relevant to managing a fraud team. Understand the responsibilities of the role, how to motivate your team, and set and manage tasks. Explore the role of ethics and learn how to apply JAPAN principles to your team’s investigations.
Unit 2: Risk Management and Decision Making in Investigations
Understand risk and decision making using the National Decision Making model and the College of Policing’s ten risk principles, learn how to identify and mitigate risk and make effective decisions.
Unit 3: Implementing the Fraud Deterrence and Investigation Models
Understand and apply the Fraud Investigation Model as a manager to maximise the efficiency and success of your investigations, and know the sanctions available to you. Know why corporate governance plays a key role in counter fraud. Learn how to undertake fraud health checks, and develop an effective deterrence strategy.
Unit 4: Principles of Investigation Planning and Management
Acquire planning and management skills, from developing your investigative strategy and hypothesis to making key decisions supported by robust rationale. Learn how to effectively review and monitor your progress as the investigation unfolds.
Unit 5: Working Collaboratively With Third Parties
Explore the range of partner organisations and the roles within them that can help with your fraud investigation. Learn the benefits of co-operation with law enforcement and regulators, including how to utilise MoUs and data sharing agreements effectively. Become skilled in negotiation, including effective communication and co-ordination.
Unit 6: Operational Learning, Structured Debriefs and Case Reviews
Understand how to gather and share your learning, and how to structure and prepare debriefs and case reviews.
No prior entry requirements. No prior qualifications necessary. This course is suitable for those in Fraud Management who want to become accredited as a Cifas Counter Fraud Manager.
Schedule & Teaching
The Academy is committed to flexible study and learning. Modules are delivered online, and our innovative learning management system Moodle allows learners to log in 24/7, from any device, to access resources and teaching and submit assignments.
Engage in four days of tutor-led online learning, conveniently scheduled from 9.30am to 4pm. Following the sessions, you will have six weeks to complete assignment work, providing ample time for understanding and application of the course material.
"This course has helped widen my understanding of who a counter fraud manager is, what they do and how they fit into an organisation. It has given me more confidence within my current role and the direction it can go. I would recommend this course if you are a new fraud manager or if you would like to broaden your understanding of what and who a fraud manager is."
"The Counter Fraud Managers Programme was excellent. The delivery exceeded expectations, and I really feel I learned a lot. The coursework involved wasnt too complex, and was relevant to the information learned within the course. I would recommend the course!"
"The course was very interesting and delivered by a trainer who clearly has a wealth of experience with the subject matter they were teaching on. I enjoyed the interactive case studies the most as it allowed us to put into practice the theory we were learning and discuss as a team."