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Forensic Accounting: Fundamentals

  • Accountant
  • CPA/ABV
  • CPA/CFF
  • CFE
  • CGAP
  • CGFM
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • CA - ICAEW
  • CFA
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • ACCA
  • MAFF
  • CIPM
  • CBA/MCBA
  • FPAC
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: December, 2021

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Definition of a forensic accountant
    2 mins
  • Forensic accounting vs. Financial auditing
    15 mins
  • Forensic accounting designations
    24 mins
  • What could go wrong?
    37 mins
  • Assisting with drafting interrogatories
    48 mins
  • Working with attorneys
    68 mins
  • Forensic accounting services
    73 mins

Course Description

Forensic accounting encompasses fraud investigation and prevention, as well as a wide variety of functions in litigation. Technology expands the way companies conduct business; however, technology also provides greater opportunities for those willing to commit fraud. Forensic accountants rely on their skills in accounting, coupled with their investigative skills, to explain to clients, courts, and jurors how fraudulent schemes occur and the effect caused by fraud.

The speaker Dr. Robert Minniti, CPA  in this comprehensive online CPE course will provide you with a solid understanding of financial forensics. You will become familiar with the forensic accountant’s professional responsibility.

In this CPE webinar, you will learn the fundamentals of forensic accounting. You will learn to investigate fraud and to analyze and report on financial information for use in legal proceedings. You will learn about the career opportunities in the forensic accounting field and the skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful forensic accountant.

Major topics covered in this online Accounting CPE webinar:

  • The different aspects of forensic accounting
  • Services provided by forensic accountants
  • Training and certifications in forensic accounting
  • Forensic accounting in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Forensic accounting in family law proceedings
  • Calculating damages for use in litigation
  • Ethical issues pertinent to forensic accounting

Learning Objectives

  • To define forensic accounting
  • To describe the role and responsibilities of forensic accountants
  • To define key terms in forensic accounting and decipher the forensic accounting “alphabet soup”
  • To determine how you can enter the forensic accounting field

Recommended For

  • This CPE course is intended for CPAs, CFEs, CFFs, CMAs, CIAs, internal auditors, external auditors, corporate accountants, government accountants and risk management personnel seeking to understand the many roles and services offered through forensic accounting and accountants seeking to augment their practices and increase billables.

Who Should Attend?

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

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CPE Credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 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 for Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Financial Reporting for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Master Analyst In Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 2 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 2 CPD Credit for CA - ICAEW
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Financial Reporting for Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting & Auditing for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Financial accounting for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 2 PL Credit for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 2 PL Credit for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Financial accounting for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 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

24 Ratings

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Tim Rush, CFE

Mar 31st, 2022

I really like how Dr. Minetti presents, so another great class.

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Steven Burtness, CPA (US)

Jun 14th, 2022

Very interesting topic.

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