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  • Wednesday, June 26 | 8:30–9:45 AM


    CPE Credit: 1.5

    Level: Intermediate

    Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of bribery and corruption risks associated with third-party intermediaries

    Field of Study: Auditing

    Partner audit programs focus on bribery and corruption risks associated with third-party intermediaries, primarily in the reselling of products and services. In this session, you will learn the best practices of a third-party audit process. It will highlight key elements of the audit program, including anti-bribery considerations when auditing and investigating reselling intermediaries in high-risk countries; follow-up processes for recommendations issued to business partners; and real-life lessons learned. The session will also provide an outlook on how data analytics can help monitor business partners.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Determine key aspects of auditing and investigating third-party business partners
    • Recognize bribery risks in business relationships with third-party intermediaries
    • Compare options of make or buy: using your own auditors versus outsourcing to audit firms
    • Evaluate the use of data analytics for third-party monitoring
    Joachim Koopsingraven, CFE, CIA

    Head of Partner Audit, SAP America Inc

    Joachim Koopsingraven, CFE, CIA, earned business administration degrees from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and Bond University in Australia. He started his career as an internal auditor for the German utility group RWE at their headquarters in Essen, Germany. He later joined the German business software manufacturer SAP, where he worked as an audit expert focusing on internal fraud investigations in their corporate audit department. After transferring to the U.S. more than two years ago, Koopsingraven now works for SAP America in their Newtown Square, Philadelphia location as the head of partner audits in the legal compliance and integrity office. Koopsingraven has been invited to speak at several events, including conferences for the German and U.S. chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Economics of Corruption lecture series at the University of Paderborn and an IT forensic conference in the U.S.

  • Joachim Koopsingraven, CFE, CIA

    Head of Partner Audit, SAP America Inc

    Joachim Koopsingraven, CFE, CIA, earned business administration degrees from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and Bond University in Australia. He started his career as an internal auditor for the German utility group RWE at their headquarters in Essen, Germany. He later joined the German business software manufacturer SAP, where he worked as an audit expert focusing on internal fraud investigations in their corporate audit department. After transferring to the U.S. more than two years ago, Koopsingraven now works for SAP America in their Newtown Square, Philadelphia location as the head of partner audits in the legal compliance and integrity office. Koopsingraven has been invited to speak at several events, including conferences for the German and U.S. chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Economics of Corruption lecture series at the University of Paderborn and an IT forensic conference in the U.S.

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