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Forensic Accounting: Conducting Interviews

  • Accountant
  • CPA/CFF
  • CFE
  • CGFM
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • CFA
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • MAFF
  • CIPM
  • CBA/MCBA
  • FPAC
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: December, 2021

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Employee investigative interviews
    5 mins
  • Interview precautions
    12 mins
  • Crisis mode
    21 mins
  • Peace model
    33 mins
  • Preparing for the interview
    43 mins
  • Recording interviews
    61 mins
  • Dealing with false statements
    89 mins

Course Description

Imagine someone taking an automobile to a mechanic for a repair. The mechanic asks, "What's the problem?" The customer replies, "I'd rather not say. Just take it apart, and tell me what you find."

Sound crazy? Of course, it does, but it's not that much different from what happens when forensic accountants always start fraud investigations by digging through the financials.

Consider this. What if someone would simply tell the investigator how a fraud was perpetrated—whether the incriminating information was provided by the interviewee intentionally or not? How valuable would that be? How much time would that save compared to a semi-blind search through a company's books?

If you are working in the forensic accounting field at some time in your career it will be necessary to conduct an interview with a suspect or other individuals tied to the investigation.

The main goal of an interviewing strategy is to gather and synthesize enough supporting evidence to provide a sound basis for questioning the suspected fraudster and to elicit an admission of guilt. A strategically planned interview program conducted by a skilled forensic interviewer can:

  • Decrease the time involved in determining how to conduct the investigation;
  • Reduce the breadth of the investigative plan;
  • Garner valuable information from interviewees, either wittingly or unwittingly; and
  • Increase the likelihood of overall success in discovering and proving fraud or malfeasance.

This CPE course is designed to review the process for conducting interviews and will cover the following major topics:

  • The REID method
  • The PEACE method
  • Motivational interviewing and cognitive interviewing
  • Issues arising during interviews
  • Verbal and nonverbal tells and other indications
  • The process for setting up an interview, conducting an interview, and closing an interview

Learning Objectives

  • To review various interviewing techniques
  • To identify the signs someone is not being truthful
  • To review the procedures for conducting an interview

Recommended For

  • This CPE course is appropriate for CPAs, CFEs, external auditors, internal auditors, CIAs, forensic accounts, CFFs, MAFFs, law enforcement personnel and others who might be involved in the interviewing process.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Auditors
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Financial Accounting for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Financial Reporting for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit of Accounting for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals
  • 2 CPE Credit of Financial Litigation/Financial Forensics for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Financial Litigation/Financial Forensics for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Forensic Analysis for Master Analyst In Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Financial Reporting for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 PL Credit of Accounting for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 2 PL Credit of Accounting for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 2 CRE Credit of Financial accounting concepts for Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FPAC)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Dr. Robert Minniti

President, Minniti CPA LLC

Dr. Minniti is the President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC. Dr. Minniti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona. Dr. Minniti received his doctoral degree in business administration from Walden University, received his MBA degree and Graduate Certificate in Accounting from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Minniti taught graduate and undergraduate courses in forensic accounting at DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Kaplan University, Northwestern University, and the University of Phoenix.

He designed graduate and undergraduate courses for Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and Anthem College. He is a writer and public speaker. He has experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations, financial audits, internal audits, compliance audits, real estate valuations, business valuations, internal control development, business continuation planning, risk management, financial forecasting, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work. Dr. Minniti is an instructor teaching continuing professional education classes for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Compliance Online, CPE Link/CCH . AccountingEd, Global Compliance Panel, Clear Law Institute, CPE Solutions, Canopy CPE, The Institute of Management Accountants, the National Association of Valuators and Analysts, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and various state CPA Societies.

About Company

Minniti CPA LLC

www.minniticpallc.com

MINNITI CPA LLC is seeking professional, hard-working, licensed CPAs with at least four years of experience.

The Firm demands independence, integrity, objectivity, competence and due care from all of its personnel in the conduct of its engagements. Our Firm is structured to provide leadership in achieving high quality professional performance while maintaining the concept of individual responsibility. Policies and procedures have been established providing assurance that professional engagements are properly planned and executed. Decisions are based on the substance of issues, not on form.

Our policies and procedures designate Partners of the Firm for consultation on significant ethical, technical and industry questions. The policies and procedures are designed to assure that clients receive the best professional services we can provide. We continually keep in mind the public interest. We expect our Partners and Associates to identify and resolve all important engagement issues.

The job requires high level tax preparation skills, superior tax research and problem solving abilities, broad software knowledge, and excellent written and oral communication skills. We have a team approach to provide high quality client service for tax compliance, planning, financial statements, and general business consulting.

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Ratings and Review

4.5

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CK

Christina Knight, CPA (US)

Dec 31st, 2021

interesting course

HL

Hao Li, CPA (US)

Dec 20th, 2021

It is great to learn about how to make interviews during forensic.

SB

Steven Burtness, CPA (US)

Jun 25th, 2022

Very interesting topic

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