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Forensic Accounting – Basics of Fraud Investigations

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The topic is also scheduled as live webinar on the following dates

Nov 02, 2021 | 12:30 PM EDT Register
Dec 02, 2021 | 12:30 PM EDT Register


  • States requiring a PI license with exceptions for specific types of investigations
    12 mins
  • Three types of surveillance
    21 mins
  • Illegal investigation activities
    38 mins
  • Personal observation
    52 mins
  • Archived public records
    71 mins
  • Managing Evidence
    83 mins

Course Description

If you are working in the forensic accounting field at some time in your career it may be necessary to conduct a fraud investigation.

The focus of this online CPE course is to understand various techniques used in preventing, detecting, and investigating financial statement frauds. Financial statement fraud usually involves overstating assets, revenues, and profits and understating liabilities, expenses, and losses. By and large, there are only two types of fraud in the world.

  • Frauds for the business.
  • Frauds against the business.

This online CPE course is designed to review the procedures for conducting fraud investigations. In this online continuing education course, the speaker Robert Minniti will review the steps and discuss potential pitfalls as well as some of the legal issues involved in conducting fraud investigations. Real-world examples will be provided to help the participants understand the material in the CPE course.

Major topics covered in this online Auditing CPE webinar:

  • Procedures for conducting fraud investigations.
  • Review the steps and discuss potential pitfalls.
  • Legal issues involved in conducting fraud investigations.
  • Real-world examples.

If you are interested in joining the growing field of forensic accounting and fraud investigations, this CPE course provides you with the professional skills and techniques to detect and prevent fraud in today's business world.

Learning Objectives

  • To review the procedures for conducting a fraud investigation.
  • To recognize the predication of fraud.
  • To review the procedures for conducting a fraud investigation.
  • To identify which type of evidence is most likely to be found on a computer.
  • To identify which record/report requires consent to search.
  • To recognize which investigative actions are legal.
  • To differentiate which forensic accounting engagement can be used to obtain evidence.
  • To describe how to identify physical evidence that can be used in fraud investigation
  • To recognize tools commonly used to determine the sequence of events in an investigation
  • To identify the interviewing model used in various situations

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Auditors
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Forensic Auditor
  • Fraud & Forensic Auditor
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Young CPA