Mandy Moody, CFE
ACFE Social Media Specialist
This week I came across an article highlighting the challenges multi-national companies face when doing business in China. The piece describes the risk that China’s unique culture of bribery places on companies like JPMorgan Chase, GlaxoSmithKline and Avon. While I have little remorse for JPMorgan right now, information like this is a vital tool for companies to gain a true understanding of a single country’s distinct vulnerabilities and their intricate, specific legal systems. While we all work towards the end goal of fighting fraud, the means to get there can be just as diverse as a country’s culture, language and customs.
Through dedicated training and education, companies, small businesses, government entities and investigators can truly gain an understanding of what lies beyond their own state, country or continental lines. It is with this intent that we decided to create training events outside familiar territories that cover bribery and corruption, investigations, interviewing and fraud risk management specific to individual areas and their culture.
Here are a few of the upcoming events we will be holding in new areas:
Bribery and Corruption
20-21 January 2014
Conducting Internal Investigations
13-14 February 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
Professional Interviewing Skills
17-18 February 2014
Using Data Analytics to Detect Fraud
24-25 April 2014
Be sure to check back regularly on ACFE.com to see the latest international cities we will be visiting in 2014.