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Forensic and Fraud Examination workshop launched at Royal University for Women in cooperation with West Virginia University, USA

13,Nov 2017

Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr.Essa Mohammed Najibi, Chairman of the Executive Committee atRoyal University for Women, the sixth annual Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination workshop launched at Royal University for Women in cooperation with West Virginia University, USA. The workshop will be held from 13th November to 15th November 2017, at the Royal University for Women premises in Riffa. The workshop witnessed the participation of approximately 40 participants from various sectors including the banking industry, law firms, IT firms, academics, and ministries.

The opening ceremony started with a welcome note from Royal University for Women president, Professor Mazin Jumaah, who thanked the participants for their participation and reiterated the commitment of Royal university for Women to offer high quality workshops that benefit sectors of society while providing an opportunity to obtain a certification from West Virginia University in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Prof.Mazin hailed the continued cooperation between West Virginia University and Royal University for Women applauding the ties between both universities, which culminated with the launch of a West Virginia University Bahrain Campus earlier this academic year as well as joint workshops, and academic and student exchanges between the two universities.

The opening remarks was followed by a speech from His Excellency Mr.Essa Najibiwho commended the Royal University for Women for continuing to host annually such high level workshops stating that it’s a reflection on RUW’s commitment to cooperating with the public sector and enhancing sectors in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 

The ceremony continued with a word from speaker Prof. Richard Dull, a veteran in the accounting fraud examination and detection field, Associate professor in the department of accounting in the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, describing the opportunity as a "great setting to introduce the fundamentals of fraud examination and a chance for the participants to learn financial investigative techniques using technology as well as explore case studies and acquire the necessary tools to combat fraud".

The workshop will also focus heavily on technology and provide an overview on how to secure data in the current business information systems widely used today. The workshop also includes seminar’s where participants will participate hands on with current technologies for data analytics and fraud detection.

The ceremony concluded with a trophy awarding ceremony for the patron H.E Mr.Essa Najibi, Chairman of the Executive Committee at Royal University for Women and the initiation of the first day of the workshop.

West Virginia University is a leader in forensic applications and education in accounting and fraud investigation, working with major government agencies and institutions including the White House and the Internal Revenue Service. West Virginia University also hosts the Institute for Fraud Prevention in the USA. The initiative is part of a strategic partnership between Royal University for Women and West Virginia University.