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The Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist Handbook by Martin Tunley, Jim Gee, Mark Button, Andrew Whittaker

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CHAPTER 1 How the counter fraud profession developed and what the counter fraud professional should be

dbox.jpg INTRODUCTION

This chapter will consider the importance for an organisation – whatever the size – of employing a counter fraud professional and developments over the last 15 years to establish a new Counter Fraud Specialist profession. This may seem like an extravagant expense, but there are a variety of economical models which can be used to achieve this aim. For example small organisations can contract in the services of a professional for a selected number of days depending upon their needs or they can train a member of staff to take on these responsibilities. For medium to larger organisations the risks of fraud are likely to warrant much more investment in the resource, ultimately culminating in a full-time position or multiple positions. There is no one size fits all and clearly the size, complexity and nature of fraud risks vary significantly between organisations. This chapter ...

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