Istanbul-Turkey: +905395991206 - Amman-Jordan: +962785666966 - London (UK): +447481362802

Certificate in Finance and Accounting Courses

Financial Crime Investigation


This course is designed for those who wish to learn about the most common white-collar crime in business – fraud. Fraud is a phenomenon encompassing the fraud triangle – opportunity, rationalization, and pressure – which includes many human psychological components. It is designed to dive deep into the why, the how, and the who, as we discuss what the typical fraudster ‘looks like’ and why they decide to perpetrate a crime against a company.

Upon studying the various ways in which white-collar criminals do their work, the course reviews, with real examples, how companies combat fraud, in both preventive and detective ways. Further, we explore some of the more common types of fraud discovery, including the use of big data and analytics tools, through case studies. Finally, we look at ways in which internal controls can help or hinder fraud prevention via the use of hands-on exercises where YOU design the fraud control. Come learn about how to protect your company’s assets against white-collar crime!

Targeted Groups:

  • Middle-level and Upper Management within small, medium, and large companies or organizations
  • Internal Auditors
  • Compliance / Security Officers & Staff
  • Front-line Staff at any organization

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the signs of possible fraud within the workplace
  • Select the appropriate audit procedures to be followed in conducting a fraud audit
  • Select and explain the areas of risk and exposure to fraud in a company situation
  • Describe the various remedies available to those who suffer a loss through fraud
  • Utilize cutting-edge tools in fraud discovery and prevention

Targeted Competencies:

  • The History and Psychology of Fraud in the Workplace
  • Key Traits and Triggers that may suggest Fraud is or could take place
  • Internal Controls Discussions that, if absent, can open the door to white-collar crime
  • Preventive and Detective Controls that combat Fraudulent Behaviors

Course Content:
Unit 1: Self-Awareness and Identification:

  • Understanding the Nature of Fraud
  • Reflecting on Why People Commit Fraud
  • Studying the Fraud Triangle
  • Reviewing the Financial and Personal Vices often leading to Fraudulent Behavior
  • Profiling a Fraudster

Unit 2: Beginning to Identify & Detect:

  • Understanding Fraud Measures in Your Organizations
  • Discussing the ways in which companies Fight Fraud Today
  • Considering the Gaps in Internal Control Structure
  • Identifying Preventive Fraud Controls
  • Identifying Detective Fraud Controls

Unit 3: Reporting & Investigating:

  • Recognizing the Symptoms of Fraud
  • Appreciating Whistle-blowing within Organizations
  • Following up to Fraud Reports by Whistle-blowers
  • Investigating the Purported Fraud
  • Using Data-driven Fraud Analysis Techniques (Introduction)

Unit 4: Data-Driven Analysis:

  • Using Data-driven Fraud Analysis Techniques
  • Using Data-mining Software and Procedures
  • Grinding through the Data and Discovering the Gold Nuggets
  • Investigating Theft Acts
  • Investigating and Determining of Concealment has Taken Place

Unit 5: Interview & the Specifics of Financial Statement Issues:

  • Inquiring Methods and Fraud Reports
  • Interviewing Techniques & Tricks
  • Understanding Financial Statement Fraud
  • Understanding Revenue / Inventory-related Fraud
  • Understanding Other Types of Fraud
  • Understanding Consumer Fraud

Certificate in Finance and Accounting Courses
Financial Crime Investigation (FA15101)


Mercury dynamic schedule is constantly reviewed and updated to ensure that every category is being addressed at least once a month, if not once every week. Please check the training courses listed below and if you do not find the subject you are interested in, email us or give us a call and we will do our best to assist.

Istanbul Office (Turkey) +905395991206

London (UK) +447481362802

Amman (Jordan) +962785666966