7 Ways to Increase Ethical Accountability and Decrease Fraud Risk

7 Ways to Increase Ethical Accountability and Decrease Fraud Risk   

It’s long been clear that organizations with strong ethical cultures perform better than those without. In addition to the multitude of positive impacts a strong ethical culture provides, these organizations will also typically experience less fraud and misconduct. However, to achieve maximum results, a strong ethical culture must focus on accountability and include robust fraud prevention measures.

Ethical accountability takes time and effort to build, but the rewards of fostering the right culture in an organization are measurable. Fewer fraud incidents, for example, can be demonstrated by hard numbers. A strong code of conduct is a great start, but it’s critical to have a comprehensive ethics program that fosters accountability.

Join Joseph Agins, CFE, CCEP, adjunct professor and fraud expert, as he outlines strategies organizations can use to ensure every employee from the C-Suite down has the tools they need to help them make ethical decisions and prevent fraud.

The webinar will cover:

  • The importance of tone from the top
  • Identifying the pressures employees face and thus the ethics and fraud risks
  • Understanding the resources employees have (or not) to report wrongdoing
  • Whether the internal imagining of the culture matches the reality
  • Developing tools and strategies for fostering ethics in the workplace
  • Anti-fraud measures that should be incorporated into every ethics policy
  • Encouraging ethics and accountability

Webinar Presenter
Joseph Agins
Joseph Agins

CFE, CCEP, Fraud, Ethics & Compliance Expert

Joseph Agins is an Adjunct Professor - white collar crime - at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). He has more than 25 years of experience working and developing programs and best-practices in the fraud, ethics & compliance space. For the past 15 years he has placed specific focus on post secondary education compliance, previously working as Director of Ethics & Compliance for Apollo Education Group, one the world's largest private education providers and, most recently, as the former Institutional Compliance Officer for SHSU.

He is a Regent Emeritus for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), serving on their Board for 2014 and 2015.

In 2011 Joseph co-founded the Arizona Ethics & Compliance Council (AECC), a successful member organization dedicated to promoting ethical business practices and serving as a forum for Arizona's Ethics and Compliance professionals.

Joe is regularly invited to speak on the topics of fraud, investigations, compliance and ethics at conferences held by organizations such as the ACFE, the SCCE, the IIEC and many others.