Published: 24th September 2019
Catch 'em if you want: Why this fraud examiner course is the coolest thing on the block
Corporate frauds, embezzlement and misconduct cause damage to brand image and rattle investors’ confidence. And to-be-superpower India is at risk the most
A fan of crime series like White Collar or Leo's Catch Me If You Can? Are you looking to explore something more exciting than just a desk job? A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is what you probably need to be and it is not as tough as it sounds. Netrika Consulting and Investigations is conducting India’s first-ever Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) certified course, exam review course in Bengaluru from September 24-27, to help with it.
"The four-day instructor-led course will cover topics, such as Investigations, Law, Financial Transactions and Fraud Prevention & Deterrence and at the end of each day there will be a two-hour exam on the topic," said Sanganagouda Dhawalgi, Executive Director and Head of Forensic Investigations practice at Netrika Consulting. "We have compressed the entire syllabus of 2,300 pages into a 382-page content that will help the applicants review the course easily. If the candidates have any doubts they can clarify face-to-face. Our classes will start at 8 am and will go in till 4.30 pm. As per the course model, one subject per day will be taught highlighting the crunch points and an exam will be conducted from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. If the candidates qualify in all four papers then they will be issued a CFE certification form ACFE directly. However, for those who do not qualify are allowed to take online examination for that particular paper within a period of 90 days without paying any additional fee," added Sanganagouda, who is a CFE himself.
Corporate frauds, embezzlement and misconduct cause significant damage to brand image and rattle investors’ confidence. And Sanganagouda says that early detection and prevention is the need of the hour. "The CFE is credential recognised globally and accepted as proof of expertise in fraud prevention and detection. The training and certification are timely as the country is witnessing accelerated growth and white-collar crimes must be kept in check to sustain the momentum," he added. "We teach investigation techniques, the psychology of the perpetrator but there is a heavy emphasis on finance. So, it helps if you have a background in finance but anyone with an undergraduate certificate can apply. There are various types of fraud and to identify that you need a proper understanding of the laws. So we teach the universal laws applicable to any nation as well," Sanganagouda explained.