This classroom course helps you develop auditing and investigative skills to gather information, "look beyond the numbers," and communicate financial information used in a litigation setting. The course, developed by the University of Georgia, is taught by a CPA with years of practical experience in forensic accounting engagements that detected fraud and asset misappropriation.
Hours: 24 / 2.4 CEUs
Where: UGA's Gwinnett Campus
When: 2014 dates coming soon!
Cost: $1,599 plus books
The course covers:
- the scope of forensic accounting and examples of its applications
- how forensic accounting compares with auditing and traditional accounting
- the roles, skills and personal characteristics of forensic accountants
- the resources available to forensic accountants
- employment opportunities in the forensic accounting field
- organizations and agencies that support forensic accountants
What is a forensic accountant?
"Forensic" means "suitable for use in a court of law." Forensic accountants are employed by accounting firms, insurance companies, government agencies, and police departments. They are typically engaged as investigators or to testify in civil or criminal legal situations in which financial transactions play an instrumental role. These situations can involve bankruptcy, divorce, fraud, embezzlement, computer discovery, breach of contract, business valuation, asset misappropriation, asset discovery, identity theft, and insurance claims.