VIRTUAL OPTION: Forensic Accounting: Fraud Investigations

Description

Forensic accounting has been a rapidly growing part of the accounting profession for some time. The rapid expansion of technology, growth in various sectors of business and industry, and the rise and increase in complexity of white-collar crimes contribute to this growth. A diverse range of clients as well as cases involving all types of fraud make this an attractive profession, and one that is always in high demand. Enhance your knowledge and skills with our Forensic Accounting: Fraud Investigations course. Whether you have an audit background, work within the public sector, or aspire to be a forensic accountant, this course will provide you with the foundational knowledge to identify, investigate, and communicate your findings. You will also receive a copy of the AICPA's Forensic & Litigation Service's Forensic Accounting - Fraud Investigations practice aid for future reference.

Highlights

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

Objectives

  • Outline the scope of services within a fraud investigation.
  • Determine engagement scope and acceptance considerations.
  • Apply appropriate investigative techniques to an investigation.
  • Summarize and communicate your findings from a fraud investigation.

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).