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Forensic & Investigative Accounting

Offered in-person in various cites each month on Monday-Wednesdays in three eight hour CPE events

Forensic accounting is a specialty practice area where accounting, auditing and investigative skills are used to analyze and present information that is suitable for use in a court of law.

This in-person event is focused on helping attendees in mastering the skills necessary to efficiently lead a forensic accounting project.

Topics covered include fraud detection and fraud investigation techniques, valuation of closely held businesses, lost profits analyses, and various types of litigation support services.

Fundamental legal concepts governing expert witness testimony are also examined, and students are required to quantify economic damages in cases. By the end of the course students are able to understand both the extensiveness and the causes of fraud and administrative crime in our society, examine the types of fraud and fraud schemes that affect business enterprises, explore methods of fraud detection and prevention, and increase their ability to recognize potential fraudulent situations.


This in-person CPE Event provides an in depth look at the concepts along with the techniques and processes used by forensic accountants to identify whether fraud has occurred and to quantify it.

This timely, in-person CPE training seminar is designed for the accountant or internal auditor who has to be aware of how to use a forensic accounting approach in the audit function.

Each attendee will receive 24 Auditing CPE Hours (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.

The retail cost of this CPE event is $1,875.00 per attendee.

Program Level of Understanding: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Format: In-Person group live
NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing
CPE Credits: 24, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

CPE Event Highlights

We will cover in this program:

  • Investigating for the forensic accountant

  • Anatomy of Occupational Fraud

  • Common Frauds Against Individuals

  • Methods of Investigating

  • Internal Controls for Preventing Occupational Fraud

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the term forensics accounting, the categories and the broad stages of forensics accounting

  • Comprehend the complete forensics accounting fraud investigations

  • Understand the different types of occupational frauds and their impact on business operations

  • Implement fraud controls to decrease the likelihood of fraud in the organization

  • Apply forensic accounting tools to analyze data

  • Apply investigative techniques to collect and preserve evidence

  • Assist internal audit and senior management in testing data and finding anomalies

  • Document and present fraud cases to management and law enforcement authorities for prosecution


Key Issues on the Agenda

Session One - Investigating Forensic Accounting

  • The Field and Practice of Forensic Accounting

  • Introduction Forensic and Investigative Accounting

  • Why the World Needs Forensic Accountants

  • Professional Fraud Institutions

  • Most Common Business Fraud Schemes

  • Most Common Everyday Fraud Schemes

  • Forensic Accounting in the Non-Fraud Environments

Session Two - The Anatomy of Occupational Fraud

  • Fraudulent Financial Reporting

  • Detecting Fraud in Financial Reporting

  • Misappropriation of Assets

  • Indirect Methods of Reconstructing Income

  • Money Laundering and Transnational Financial Flows

Session Three - Fraud Against Individuals

  • Searching for Hidden Assets

  • Business Valuation

  • Hidden Income

  • Protecting Estates, Trusts and the Elderly

  • Real Estate Fraud

Session Four - Methods of Investigating

  • Investigative Process

  • Tracing the Flow of Money

  • Obtaining Records

  • Electronic Evidence

  • Indirect Methods of Reconstructing Income

  • Reporting the Findings

Session Five - Preventing Occupational Fraud

  • Small Business Fraud Prevention

  • Fraud Risk Assessment

  • Internal Controls for Larger Organizations

  • Employee Honestly

  • Applying Technology

Session Six - Business and Criminal Litigation

  • Litigation Services Provided by Accountants

  • Organizing Evidence

  • Serving as an Expert Witness

  • Criminal Fraud Cases