Forensic Masterclass Audit, Control, Investigation

Forensic Masterclass Audit, Control, Investigation

Embracing Modern Day Approaches to Fraud and Internal Controls

Economic crime continues to be a dominant item on the business agenda, and no industry sector, region or size of business is immune. Fighting fraud has progressed from being an operational or legal matter to a central business issue.

The corporate environment in Pakistan is tackling a wide range of issues; pervasive technology, escalating expenditure, procurement irregularities, weak revenue streams, increased demand for value and weak governance. This state is worsened by fraud and corruption, which causes financial losses, reputational damage and erosion of employee morale. These have been occasioned by advancements in technology and rapid improvement in skill sets and creativity of perpetrators. As a result, greater challenges are faced in responding to and curtailing fraud.

Today, there is increased demand for applications and skill sets of forensic auditing and investigation to establish and maintain an effective system of internal control to prevent, deter and detect fraud. Auditors, both external and internal, must have a thorough knowledge of fraud detection and prevention to effectively fulfill their mission. They need to be alert for any red flags that could be indicative of fraud, improper or unlawful expenditure, unauthorized operations, and inefficiency. Last, but not least, accountants need to maintain an in-depth knowledge of fraud and how it can be detected and prevented in order to maintain the financial integrity of any organization, large or small. Pattern of fraud and an overview to driving value through artificial antelligence will also be touched upon during the day.

Auditors/investigators, Insurance Auditors /Investigators, Risk and compliance managers, Independent auditors, finance managers, academia, Internal Auditors, Accountants, managers/controllers, purchasing managers, ICT Security managers and directors, Government Auditors, Lawyers and Magistrates/judges, Managers of security companies, anti-corruption officers, local government accountants, Management Consultants, NGOs Staff

This workshop promotes discussion of potential ethical dilemmas that accountants may encounter and how to audit the ethical climate of an organisation. It will equip participants with knowledge of:

Anatomy of an Internal Fraud Investigation:

  • The investigation lifecycle, from discovery through to the internal investigation
  • Investigation interviewing techniques
  • Understanding the mindset of a fraudster
  • Identifying best practices and risks associated with each step in the investigation

Upping Your Game – Fighting Fraudsters with Cutting-Edge Technology

  • Investigating Cyber Threats
  • Applying best practices in selecting and employing new anti-fraud technologies
  • Fraud Analytics using Descriptive, Predictive and Social Analytics

Bridging the Gap – Employing Fraud Risk Assessment to Guide Investments in Fraud Mitigation

  • Interpreting and applying the outcome of your fraud risk assessment
  • Applying targeted fraud risk mitigation initiatives to high risk areas (wet areas)
  • Integrating anti-fraud controls with control framework

Contract and Procurement Fraud

  • Why is procurement a wet area in terms of fraud
  • Fraud schemes pre, during and post procurement
  • Frauds relating to contracting and contract management,
  • Role of internal audit in preventing and detecting procurement fraud
  • Third-Party Relationships and the Associated Frauds

Case Study

Course Director

Abdur Rauf Shaikh, MTCP (AUS), CAMS

Assistant Director, Corporate Crime Circle,
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)

Mr. Abdur Rauf Shaikh has over seventeen years of experience in Inquiries & Investigation of white-collar, transnational & organized crimes such as money laundering, financial crimes, banking frauds/forgeries, accounting frauds, corruption & bribery related crimes, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) crimes, collection of evidence (documentary, oral, electronic and forensic) & testimony in courts. Mr. Rauf is a sought after resource person and trainer for Australian Federal Police, FIA, NAB, UNODC, IBP, and others. He is a Master of Transnational Crime Prevention (MTCP) with Distinction from University of Wollongong, Australia (AusAID Scholarship Program) and Bachelor of Engineering First Class Third Position from UET Nawabshah. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has attended various professional courses abroad.


Muhammad Talha, ACA

Partner – Head of Forensics
KPMG – Pakistan

Muhammad Talha is a Chartered Accountant having 7 years of audit and 9 years of forensic experience while working with KPMG offices in Pakistan, Oman, UAE and UK. He is currently working as Partner and Head of Forensics with KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. He specializes in providing fraud investigations, anti-bribery and corruption reviews, dispute advisory services, fraud risk assessment and AML compliance services. Talha has conducted forensic engagements in UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Lebanon, Srilanka and Japan.

Talha has delivered multiple fraud awareness workshops and investigation skills courses to various clients in UAE and Pakistan. Talha also acted as key note speaker at various events.

Jahanzeb Awan

Partner, (Head of Litigation / Head of Islamabad office) Haidermota & Co

Jahanzeb is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Jahanzeb also appears before various regulatory and tribunals all over the country. He assists NAB & FIA etc. for white-collar matters.

Jahanzeb has represented and/or advised the State Bank of Pakistan (Pakistan’s Central Bank), the Pakistan Stock Exchange, the Central Depository Company, National Bank of Pakistan, MCB Bank, Allied Bank Limited, United Bank Limited, Habib Bank Limited, Faysal Bank Limited, Adamjee Insurance, EFU Insurance, Nishat Group, Yunus Brothers Group, Sapphire Group, Arif Habib Group, Gul Ahmed Group, ICI, PMCL, Telenor Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited as well as a range of multinational companies (Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Procter & Gamble, Schlumberger, EMC, Akzo Nobel, Reckitt Benckiser, Commercial Bank International, U.A.E. etc.).

Jahanzeb has done his LLB from the University of Sheffield (UK). Jahanzeb is also certified by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) & the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR, UK) to train directors of listed companies.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Venue: Karachi Marriott Hotel
Time: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Venue: Faletti’s Hotel Lahore
Time: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm


For further information please contact
Mohammed Phaysal / Jameel Ahmed
(021) 3480 1888 / 3483 3775
0313 2971 833

Terrabiz Cancellation Policy

For cancellations made in the 7 working days to the workshop, no refunds will be given. Cancellations must be confirmed by email. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Registration Investment
Group Discount 10% Discount

on 2 or more nominations from the same organization
15% Discount for members of ICAP, IIA and ICMAP
(For larger groups, please send us a note at

*Discounts are mutually exclusive

Regular Fee: Rs. 30,000 per participant
Includes courseware, certificate, lunch, refreshments and business networking

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Course Director

Abdur Rauf Shaikh, MTCP (AUS), CAMS

Assistant Director, Corporate Crime Circle
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)


Muhammad Talha, ACA

Partner – Head of Forensics
KPMG – Pakistan

Jahanzeb Awan

Partner (Head of Litigation / Head of Islamabad office)
Haidermota & Co

Date : November 21, 2019
Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue : Karachi Marriott Hotel

Date : November 27, 2019
Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue : Faletti’s Hotel Lahore

Fee : Rs. 30,000 per participant