National fraud initiative (NFI) creditors – “claim, vet and match”

Ray Dorney talks us through Rockford Associates Limited’s Accounts Payable Recovery Audits used to detect and prevent overpayments in the public sector and beyond

The National Fraud Initiative (NFI) matches data from 1,300 public sector and 77 private sector organisations, including police authorities, local probation boards, fire and rescue authorities as well as local councils, NHS Trusts and other agencies. It flags up inconsistencies in data that may indicate fraud, errors, and potential overpayments, signalling the need for participating organisations to further review those findings, conduct internal investigation with Accounts Payable Recovery Audits and implement any necessary corrective actions – which is no small task.

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