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Forensic Audit: Document Review and Handwriting Analysis

  • Accountant
  • CPA/ABV
  • CPA (CA)
  • CPA/CFF
  • CFE
  • 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: April, 2022

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

Forensic Accounting and Auditing, as a specialty area of accounting, use many disciplines to investigate whether firms/individuals engage in wrongful conduct in a variety of ways. It applies a range of skills and methods to determine whether there has been financial reporting misconduct. 

In this Online CPE webinar, the expert speaker Lynn Fountain will discuss how you can apply the investigative techniques of document review and handwriting analysis to ensure your clients have a safe system of accounting. She will also shed some light on the rules of evidence and the accountants’ potential need to testify in a court of law. 

This Online Accounting CPE Webinar is designed to cover the following Key Topics: 

  • Delve a bit deeper into the world of forensic accounting and auditing. 
  • The specific areas of expertise required to become a forensic accountant or auditor.
  • The art of document analysis and handwriting analysis.

This Online CPE webinar is going to be super valuable for CPAs, CFEs, and Internal auditors who assist the clients with potential fraud and forensic investigations.

Modules

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 00:06:09
  • 1.2 Agenda
  • 00:06:10

  • 2.1 Investigation Techniques
  • 00:01:27
  • 2.2 Investigation Tools
  • 00:01:01
  • 2.3 Specific Areas of Focus Used In Investigative Techniques
  • 00:00:21

  • 3.1 Document Review & Analysis
  • 00:14:28
  • 3.2 Document Analysis – How it is done
  • 00:23:18

  • 4.1 Technique of Handwriting
  • 00:20:52

  • 5.1 Methodology of Handwriting Examination
  • 00:11:49

  • 6.1 Summary
  • 00:01:21
  • 6.2 Ending Speech
  • 00:00:35

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the history and credentials of forensic accounts.
  • To recognize the areas of expertise.
  • To analyze investigative techniques of Document analysis.
  • To identify the scientific foundation for handwriting analysis and investigative techniques of Handwriting analysis.
  • To recognize common terms and resources that may help in the application of Forensic Accounting.

Recommended For

  • This Online Continuing Professional Education webinar is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, IAPs, QIALs, CIAs, CFEs, CFFs, and Other Accounting Professionals who desire to help their clients with Forensic auditing skills.
  • This Online CPD webinar is recommended for CPAs in Canada who want to assist their clients with a unique combination of accounting and investigative techniques to trace funds, asset identification, asset recovery, and due diligence, etc. 
  • This Online CPE webinar is recommended for Other Accounting Professionals who desire to assist their clients in investigating financial crimes.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

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

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

Lynn Fountain, CRMA, CPA (US), CGMA, MBA

Owner, Lynn Fountain Consulting and Training

Lynn Fountain has over 39 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance.  Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies.   In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees.  The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.

Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own consulting and training practice.  She has successfully executed on several consulting assignments spanning areas of accounting, risk, ERM and internal audit.  She is a highly sought-after trainer and international speaker and has produced hundreds of courses delivered through seminars, conferences and on-demand training.  She is the author of three separate technical books. 

  • Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”.
  • Leading the Internal Audit Function
  • Ethics and the Internal Auditor’s Dilemma

Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials. 


About Company

Lynn Fountain Consulting and Training

www.lynnfountain.net/

Ms. Fountain has become known as an international trainer on topics of Leadership, Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance, Ethics, Business Processes, Bookkeeping, Cybersecurity and Business Issues.  She has over 150 training topics that can be tailored to meet your needs.

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Richard Kemnitzer, CPA (US)

May 22nd, 2022

Instructor was GREAT...very knowledgable!

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