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Forensic and Investigative Accounting - In-Person

Forensic and Investigative Accounting - In-Person

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.


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 prevalence and the causes of fraud and administrative crime in our society. They 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. It is also used 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 apply a forensic accounting approach in the audit function.


Each attendee will receive 24 Auditing NASBA CPE hours in the field of "Auditing". Government attendees will satisfy their Yellow Book (YB) requirements. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the conclusion of the class.


  • Details on Event Presentation

    The sessions will be as follows:

    Monday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Offered in-person in various cites each month on Monday-Wednesdays in sessions.

  • 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

  • NASBA Program Disclosure

    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

  • Summary of the Subject Matter

    The "Forensic and Investigative Accounting" CPE training event offered by CCS is a comprehensive educational program designed specifically for professional auditors looking to expand their expertise in the field of forensic accounting and investigation.


    This training event provides in-depth coverage of key topics such as fraud investigations, fraud examinations, and the use of forensic accounting tools and techniques. The program is taught by experienced industry professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, ensuring that participants receive a well-rounded education in the field of forensic accounting.


    In addition to providing valuable insights into forensic accounting methodologies, this training event is also recognized by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as a provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs). Participants can earn CFE CPE credits while deepening their understanding of the latest advancements in forensic accounting and fraud examination.


    Whether you're a seasoned professional looking to update your knowledge or a newcomer looking to enter the field of forensic accounting, this training event offers comprehensive education and an opportunity to earn valuable CPE credits. With a focus on hands-on, practical learning opportunities, this forensic accounting CPE training event is an excellent investment in your professional development and career.

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