For the second consecutive year, there was a signing ceremony held at the Court of Audit as part of the cooperation in joint anti-corruption combat. This year, as many as 18 partners publicly expressed their support for the International Fraud Awareness Week 2020 initiative by signing the cooperation agreement. For the purpose of raising public awareness of the issues relating to fraud, several events, conferences and round tables will be held from 16 to 20 November 2020.
Since sound financial management provides a foundation for social stability, the Court of Audit also this year participates as partner in the International Fraud Awareness Week. Namely, the Court of Audit can significantly contribute to prevention of fraud not just by raising awareness thereof but also by consistently insisting that demands for the remedy of established irregularities and inefficiencies are implemented. »Together with other partners, each in their field of operation, we want to contribute towards the completion of fraud disclosure procedures where the outcome for all involved is negative,« pointed out the President of the Court of Audit, Tomaž Vesel.
Among partners in this year’s International Fraud Awareness Week are: Court of Audit of the Republic of Slovenia, ACFE Slovenia, Slovenian Sovereign Holding, Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of the Republic of Slovenia, Bank Association of Slovenia, Slovenian Directors’ Association, Slovenian Business Club, Transparency International Slovenia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Permanent Arbitrage at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Institute of Internal Auditors – IIA Slovenia, Deloitte Slovenia, Tax Fin Lex, Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security in Maribor, High School of Accounting and Finance, and Delo media house.
International Fraud Awareness Week is well known event providing professionals and organisations an opportunity to cooperate and highlight far-reaching negative impacts of fraud and how important fraud prevention is to society as a whole. International Fraud Awareness Week was established by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in 2000 to raise awareness about fraud. The week-long campaign encourages officials, business leaders, employees and the public to proactively take steps to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education about combating fraud.