Good Controls and Preventing Fraud - London

Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017, 10:00 - 17:00


This practical course will give you management tools to develop the way you manage risks through good internal controls. The control environment is part of the overall governance of the organisation and so will be determined as much by the culture in the organisation as by more formal systems and procedures. Controls are not limited to financial procedures – far from it. A good control environment protects the organisation’s reputation as well as other assets.

By the end of this course you will have a better understanding of:

  • What is a control and what is a good control?
  • Practical examples and exercises in designing good controls
  • Delegation of authority
  • Understanding your organisation’s exposure to fraud risks
  • Fraud response plans
  • Whistleblowing policy and procedures

Jonathan Orchard, Partner, Sayer Vincent 

Jonathan is a partner at Sayer Vincent, specialist advisors to the charity and not-for-profit sector. He combines a board portfolio of audit clients with a particular specialism on the international development sector. Prior to returning to Sayer Vincent in 2013 he worked with many of the leading international NGOs providing internal audit and risk management support. He advises charity’s on the benefits of improved risk management, internal controls and the value that can be added by internal audit. He is also treasurer and chairs the audit committee of Y Care International. 

Who should attend 
Anyone in the finance function who is responsible for designing and implementing financial controls in their organisation.

*Important notice - this course is for registered charities only*

This course is delivered in association with Sayer Vincent.


10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.15 Introduction - what do we mean by controls?
10.30 Introduction to internal controls 
-Purpose of internal controls and the overall control environment. 
-Responsibility for the control environment and setting the right context.
-Role of trustees, audit committee and management
11.30 Break
11.45 Good Controls
-Understanding good controls and mapping processes to identify the critical control points. 
-Designing and using control maps with practical examples.
13.00 Lunch
13.45 Preventing and detecting fraud
-Prevention is better than cure, so the priority is to develop controls to manage the risk of fraud occuring. 
-Practical exercise to consider where your organisation might be exposed to the risk of fraud and possible controls.
15.15 Break
15.30 Policies and procedures 
-Getting the framework of policies to cover fraud, anti-bribery, whistle blowing and interests.
-Communicationg and implementing these policies and procedures. Examples of policies.
17:00 End

Venue Details


Shelter 4 Garrett Street, LONDON, London, EC1Y 0TY

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Bookings & Prices


  • CFG Charity Member - £128.00;
  • Non CFG Member Charity - £158.00

Please kindly note that any last minute bookings with specific requirements may not be met.

Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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