Forensic Investigations: Key Tools to Success (1:00pm-4:30pm)

Description

If you are looking to gain more skills in the growing and lucrative field of forensic accounting, you'll want to complete this course. Effective forensic accountants are a part of a new breed of practitioners who possess a broad spectrum of traits and knowledge. This course dives into the unique investigative and communications skills required of the best forensic accountants by teaching you how conduct interviews and how to provide expert witness testimony in mediations, arbitrations, and governmental hearings. You'll also learn how to use investigative methods to obtain evidence during a forensic accounting engagement. This course demonstrates the keys to success in obtaining evidence, conducting interviews, and providing expert witness testimony during forensic accounting engagements.

Highlights

  • Evidence in the investigative process
  • Tools used in forensic investigations
  • Conducting interviews
  • Expert witness testimony

Objectives

  • Determine how to obtain evidence in a forensic accounting engagement.
  • Apply investigatory techniques for conducting interviews.
  • Identify how to prepare to be an expert witness at a deposition and trial.
  • Identify key tools used in forensic investigations.

Designed For

Individuals looking to expand their knowledge of forensic accounting



Leaders

Jerry Spratt

Jerry has 42 years of audit and/or forensic examination experience gained through his employment with Spratt Financial Forensics, Inc., currently as president/owner, and the Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit, where he retired as Assistant Legislative Auditor. Jerry has over 30 years’ combined experience in organization board governance with multiple years in officer positions, including two years as Board Chair of the Arkansas Federal Credit Union (AFCU) Board of Directors; the Arkansas Society of CPAs (ASCPA) Board of Directors, with one year as Board Chair; and the Arkansas Chapter of CFEs, where he served many years as Board President. He has served on numerous accounting, auditing, and forensic examination-related committees, including ASCPA Professional Ethics (1998-2018, one year as Chair) and AFCU Supervisory (Audit) Committee (six years, four as Chair). Jerry also served as an AFCU Defined Benefit Plan Trustee (2006-2015). Jerry has developed and/or taught over 200 courses on forensic accounting and investigation, GAAS, Financial Accounting Standards, AICPA Code of Professional Ethics, nonprofit accounting and auditing, interviewing, internal controls, board governance, trial preparation, and forensic examination for sponsoring organizations since 2004. Course sponsoring organizations include AICPA; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and local chapters; Arkansas State Society of CPAs and other state societies of CPAs; Surgent; National Business Institute; National Association of Federal Credit Unions; and others. For three years he was an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, teaching a graduate-level self-authored forensic course entitled “Accounting 8300 Fraud Audit.” He has written several articles published in Arkansas Business concerning accounting, auditing, and forensic examination. Awards Jerry has received include the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 2004 CFE of the Year; ASCPA Outstanding CPA in Government (2004) and Mac Angel Discussion Leader of the Year (2005, 2010, 2014, and 2015); and AICPA Outstanding Instructor (2011, 2012, and 2014).