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Cayman Islands Government

Fraud Training Begins

Twenty-nine accounting and management staff from across the Ministry of Home Affairs will attend fraud prevention and detection training over the next two weeks.

Twenty-nine accounting and management staff from across the Ministry of Home Affairs will attend fraud prevention and detection training over the next two weeks.

From 3-15 April 2016 ministry employees responsible for managing public funds will learn to perform comprehensive fraud risk assessments; and to detect a wide variety of internal fraud and corruption. This includes but is not limited to purchasing and acquisition fraud, payroll fraud, check fraud, reporting fraud, and abuse of company assets.

Civil servants will also learn how to effectively investigate suspicions of internal fraud or abuse to support recovery of loss. Advanced interviewing techniques, possible termination or disciplinary proceedings, and potential prosecution are on the curriculum.

The Ministry’s Finance team organised the training which will consist of two one week sessions.

Chief Financial Officer for the Ministry of Home Affairs Vinton Chinsee made the arrangements with Florida-based company Certified Tech Trainers at the start of the current calendar year.

“We believe it is critical to equip our staff with the latest techniques to manage fraud. While we cannot completely eliminate the risk, I anticipate this training will help to strengthen our corporate governance framework and thus mitigate the risk of organizational fraud”, Mr Chinsee remarked.

For further information contact: Suzette Ebanks