• Forensic Accounting QLD Supports Fraud Awareness Week

Forensic Accounting QLD Supports Fraud Awareness Week

 14 November, 2015

For Immediate Release
14 November 2015.

For More Information Contact:
Forensic Accounting Qld: Steven Ponsonby. 1300 323 626
E-mail: info@forensicaccounting.com.au
FORENSIC ACCOUNTING QLD – Joins the movement to raise awareness of International Fraud Week


International Fraud Awareness Week kicks off 15 November 2015 worldwide

Fraud costs organisations worldwide an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). If applied to the 2014 estimated Gross World Product, this translates to a potential projected global fraud loss of approximately $3.9 trillion.

The seriousness of the global fraud problem is why Forensic Accounting Qld announced that it will be participating in International Fraud Awareness Week, 15 to 21 November 2015, as an official supporter to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. The movement, known commonly as Fraud Week, champions the need to proactively fight fraud and help safeguard business and investments from the growing fraud problem.

Forensic Accounting Qld joins hundreds of organisations who have partnered with the ACFE, the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, for the yearly Fraud Week campaign.

During Fraud Week, official supporters will engage in various activities, including: hosting fraud awareness training for employees and/or the community, conducting employee surveys to assess levels of fraud awareness within their organisation, posting articles on company websites and in newsletters, and teaming with local media to highlight the problem of fraud.

With proven expertise in fraud investigations and organisational internal reviews, this is a great opportunity for your organisation to contact Forensic Accounting Qld and establish a relationship with a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) you can call on when fraud questions arise. CFEs are experts in detecting fraud and helping organisations review their internal controls to mitigate the risk of fraud in the future.

Steven Ponsonby – Founding Director of Forensic Accounting QLD stated that;

“The absence of evidence of fraud is not evidence of the absence of fraud”

ACFE President and CEO James D. Ratley, CFE, said that the support of organisations around the world helps make Fraud Week an effective tool in raising anti-fraud awareness.

“The latest statistics tell us that fraud isn’t going away, and companies that don’t have protective measures in place stand to lose the most,” Ratley said. “That’s why it is reassuring to me to see so many businesses, agencies, universities and other organisations involved in the Fraud Week movement. The first step in combating fraud is raising awareness worldwide that it is a serious problem that requires a proactive approach toward preventing it.”

“Since our first Fraud Week more than 10 years ago, the movement continues to grow,” Ratley said. “I heartily thank all of the supporters of Fraud Week for making it what it is today.”

For more information about increasing awareness and reducing the risk of fraud during International Fraud Awareness Week, visit FraudWeek.com.

The 2014 Report to the Nations is available for download online at the ACFE’s website: ACFE.com/RTTN.  The Report is in PDF format.

About Forensic Accounting Qld:
Forensic Accounting Qld was established in 2008 by founding Director Steven Ponsonby, a Chartered Accountant FCA, Insolvency Practitioner IP and Certified Fraud Examiner CFE. Forensic Accounting Qld is a leading independent forensic accounting practice providing specialised forensic accounting services to a broad spectrum of clients across Queensland and Australia from offices situated in the Brisbane CBD and at Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast. Refer to our website at www.forensicaccounting.com.au for more information about our expertise and how we can assist you further.

About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners:
Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. For more information, visit ACFE.com.

Steven Ponsonby is a Chartered Accountant FCA, a Certified Fraud Examiner CFE and Insolvency Practitioner RITP and is the founding Director of Forensic Accounting Pty Ltd, a leading independent forensic accounting practice, providing forensic accounting services and expertise to a broad spectrum of clients across Australia.