The Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists was established to provide direction and assistance to members and advance the profession of Counter Fraud Specialist (CFS). It came about when an increasing number of CFS, linked by a common specialist qualification, came to a growing consensus about how they should work and the standards expected of them and from that the Institute was the next natural step.
Our Forum (Members Only) is now live - discuss Counter Fraud, Anti-Bribery/Corruption, General Investigative and training - we also have a section for members to post vacancies that they may have.
Our Documents Library (Members Only) is now also live.
The AGM this year will be particularly important for members and the Institute as a whole. A total of five of the seven current Directors are due to stand down having served their permitted three years in post. The Articles of the company require a minimum of five Directors to be appointed. As none of the Directors due to stand down will be offering themselves for re-election for a variety of personal reasons, members are invited to propose themselves for nomination to the Board, to help steer and develop the Institute in the future.
The Board will meet before the AGM to discuss options should insufficient members stand for election to the Board, however we are confident that members will wish to help the Institute to prosper in the future.
Draft Minutes from last year’s AGM will be circulated to all members nearer the time along with an Agenda for the event. In the meantime please note the date and consider the possibility of becoming involved in the stewardship of the ICFS in the future.
With best wishes
Director and Chair
ICFS (UK) Limited
To be a Full Member of the Institute you need to be an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist or be able to demonstrate suitable experience or qualifications.
If you have not yet qualified as an ACFS but are currently undergoing Foundation Level training, you can join as a Student Member.
If you have not attained the ACFS qualification but work within the counter fraud community and can demonstrate suitable experience or other qualifications you may still be eligible to join - please see the appropriate membership application form.
The Executive Board are due to met 7th June 2016.