Ethics and Accountability - Financial Management Course

April 1, 2021

Introduced Fall 2019, the updated Ethics and Accountability CWD course is now combined with the Fraud and the Workplace course for one dynamic workshop! Intended for new hires, staff with new financial management roles or those interested in a refresher, the next two sessions are April 1, 2021 and May 20, 2021. Sign up here or search for "Ethics and Accountability" on the Harvard Training Portal.

Course description:

In this dynamic workshop, you will explore the world of fiduciary responsibility, internal controls and detecting fraud in the workplace. Using a combination of case studies, recent examples in the higher education sector and group discussion, this course seeks to provide you with a clear understanding of your roles and responsibilities in protecting the University’s resources while promoting an environment consistent with the University’s values and objectives. It will also raise your awareness to fraud indicators and outline the actions to take if you suspect that it may occur.

Some of the key points you will explore include:

  • Fiduciary Responsibility: what it means, why it’s important and how it applies to your everyday work activities
  • Internal Controls: what they are, why they are important and how to achieve an effective control environment
  • Occupational Fraud: what it is, what are the red flags and what steps to take