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Forensic Accounting: Conducting Online Investigations

  • CFF
  • CFE
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • IAP
  • QIAL
Forensic Accounting CPE Course

2 Credits


Subject Area


Webinar Qualifies For

2 CPE credit of Auditing for all CPAs

2 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

2 CPE credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)

2 CPE credit for Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs)

2 CPE credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)

2 CPE credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

2 CPD credit (Verifiable) for CPA/CFF

2 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

Course Description

If you turn on the news today, you will likely see a story related to fraudulent activity. As criminals and scammers adapt to a world that revolves around the internet, committing fraud has become far easier. According to the Global Fraud and Identity Report, 33% of businesses experienced more fraud losses than they did in the prior year.

Forensic accountants typically begin an investigation and collect evidence when fraud suspicions already exist. Because of this, the data they look for when conducting an investigation include red flags and discrepancies that might indicate fraud has taken place. They may interview staff at an organization to gain more information and attempt to find the individual behind the fraud. Using the gathered information, they begin to form a hypothesis as to what happened and create follow-up plans to continue to assess the business.

The internet is a treasure trove of open-source information: We all leave detailed trails of our lives on social media, professional networking platforms, and online forums. For forensic accountants, all of this material can be instrumental in conducting investigations.

This CPE course is designed for individuals who would like to obtain a basic understanding of conducting online investigations and cover the following major topics:

  • How to conduct online investigations?
  • What resources and methods can be used for conducting online investigation?
  • What are the ethical and legal issues that arise in online investigations?

Learning Objectives

  • To identify various methods and resources for conducting online investigations
  • To describe resources and methods for conducting online investigations
  • To identify ethical and legal issues that arise in online investigations

Who Should Attend?

  • Auditors
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Young CPA