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FSCT 8440 - Forensic Accounting

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This course provides some basic forensic accounting tools and techniques necessary to develop and report in financial information regarding criminal investigations. General topics such as expert independence, information sources, rules of documentary evidence, and financial interviewing are covered, as well as forensic accounting approaches to investigating a number of specific criminal offences. ACL software will be introduced and used for fraud investigation. There will be review of comprehensive fraud cases.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain pre-acceptance considerations for forensic accounting engagements.
  • Analyze and interpret the results of a forensic accounting investigation.
  • Communicate the findings of an expert forensic accounting investigation in a way that will be understood by the parties and by the trier of fact.
  • Apply legal rules for handling and presenting financial and accounting evidence.
  • Plan for and carry out the gathering of evidence from different sources in support of a forensic accounting investigation.
  • Plan for and carry out a financial interview.
  • Trace funds directly and indirectly, and explain the strengths and weaknesses of both tracing methods.
  • Discuss common characteristics and legal elements of frauds including corruption, arson, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, and management frauds.
  • Apply common investigative and audit techniques available to a forensic accountant to assist in the investigation of each of the above frauds.

Effective as of Winter 2007

Related Programs

FSCT 8440 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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