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Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Program Certificate (On-Demand) 2022


Get a solid understanding of financial forensics
The Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate Program covers those areas representative of the AICPA’s Body of Knowledge in the financial forensics area. This certificate program is tailored to provide an introduction to financial forensics and help you become familiar with the forensic accountant’s professional responsibility. It provides a foundational knowledge of:

The legal system
How to plan and prepare a forensic engagement
Gathering information
Providing expert testimony
This online CPE self-study certificate program consists of 19 required modules that utilize interactive scenario-based learning, including audio and video animation, to guide you through the concepts.

Courses Include
AICPA Guidance for the Forensic Engagement
Understanding the Forensic Accountant Role
Understanding the Basic Structure of the Legal System
Managing the Forensic Engagement
Identifying and Obtaining Evidence
Conducting Effective Interviews
Common Investigative Techniques
Deposition and Testimony
Reporting Requirements & Preparing Sustainable Reports
Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Reorganization
Leveraging Technology in Forensic Engagements
Economic Damages in Business
Economic Damages for Individuals: A CPA’s Role
Economic Damages for Individuals: Case Studies and Analysis
Calculating Intellectual Property Infringement Damages
Family Law Engagements
Fraud Prevention, Detection, and Response
Financial Statement Fraud and Asset Misappropriation
Valuations in Litigation Matters


Learning Objectives
  • Interpret regulatory standards and legal system requirements applicable to forensic accounting engagements
  • Describe the elements essential to accepting forensic accounting engagements such as identifying the engagement terms and client provisions, managing the engagement, and reporting requirements
  • Identify the means of gathering evidence and conducting research critical to forensic engagements through the use of effective interviewing and investigative techniques
  • Describe the role of the expert and non-expert in participating in depositions and providing testimony
Major Topics
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Computer Forensic Analysis
  • Economic Damages Calculations
  • Family Law
  • Financial Statement Misrepresentation
  • Fraud Prevention, Detection and Response
  • Valuation
AICPA - Durham
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Who Should Attend

Accountant and others who are considering entering the field of forensic accounting.



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Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Program Certificate (On-Demand) 2022

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