The Fraud Capability Assessment allows you to evaluate your employees' perception of your organisation’s exposure to fraud.
It is vital that programmes are regularly assessed for fraud risks and vulnerabilities.
The Counter Fraud Centre Fraud Capability Assessment is quick and easy to complete. It is done in Microsoft Forms and only takes 45 minutes, with no limit on the number of responses.
The assessment is a survey of employees to understand their perception of the organisations’ fraud exposure and fraud management actions.
The Assessment will give key insights into fraud management practices, and enables the rapid evaluation of key respondents' perceptions of vulnerabilities or areas of exploitation in your key programmes or functions.
The responses give insight into how the organisation identify and respond to fraud. They provide a second line of defence that can be used to look at the strength and effectiveness of a fraud control plan. Responses might help lead to additional testing, such as pressure testing of specific controls.
Employees' perception of an organisation’s fraud control activity informs their perception of organisational culture or ‘the way things are done around here’.
Employees' perception of fraud exposure and countermeasure performance can sometimes differ from senior management’s expectation. The results can be used to compare the perception on the ground with management’s expectation.
Is scalable to meet organisations requirements. The survey can be ring fenced to particular programmes or functions, or organisation-wide.
Is less time consuming than workshops or focus groups to collect employee responses.
Allowed for rapid analysis of the responses. It does not require manual collation of employee’s responses.
Organisations nominate the employees who will complete the survey.
Employees receive an email, with information about the assessment, a link to the assessment and a briefing pack. The briefing pack contains information to guide employees to complete the survey.
SFO provide a report with the assessment results including recommendations for further action by the organisation.
Employees from your higher fraud risk businesss areas are best suited to complete a Fraud Capability Assessment. This might include employees from:
Your organisation will receive a report that tells you:
the two fraudster personas your organisation is most exposed to
the strength or countermeasures that mitigate against the two fraudster personas
opportunities for improvement of countermeasures and fraud awareness
comparison against public sector agencies.
Your organisation can use the results from completing a Fraud Capability Assessment to help: