Dates and location
Dates and location
All learners will receive on-demand access to this course starting on January 15, 2024, to study at your own pace.
HOW THIS COURSE WILL BENEFIT YOU
This certificate provides an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of forensic accountants. This program will help you understand the concept of forensic accounting, how it differs from auditing, and how it relates to fraud; however, it will not equip you to practice as a forensic accountant. This course is available in an on-demand e-learning format with knowledge checks, caselets and other interactive elements for learning to support comprehension and understanding.
In this course, you will learn about topics that are embedded within the forensic accounting process such as the code of ethics for forensic accountants, fraud prevention, detection and response, how fraud and forensic investigations are conducted, forensic accountants' roles in litigation support, understanding forensic report writing and much more. You will gain exposure to fraud theory and the fundamentals of forensic accounting, as well as fraud investigation skills through real life cases and infamous fraud scandals in recent history.
The certificate will start by covering the importance of forensic accounting to CPAs and accounting, finance and legal professionals. Next, you will learn about fraud and forensic investigations, especially in relation to occupational fraud, and money laundering.
This program will also address fraud schemes, as well as laws and regulations that protect whistleblowers in Canada, the United States, and other countries. The course will also explore how forensic accountants can offer assistance within the legal system and the various roles they play in the Alternative Dispute Resolution process.
The certificate will clarify the differences between forensic reports and business reports, offer insights on key elements that make a forensic report useful and effective such as proper grammar, conciseness, clarity and structure. This program will conclude with a 2-hour case study where you will analyze and apply the knowledge gained from the full course.
- Introduction to Forensic Accounting
- Conducting Fraud and Forensic Investigations
- Forensic Accounting: Fraud Schemes, Prevention, Detection and Response
- Forensic Accounting in Litigation Support
- Characteristics of Effective Forensics Reports
- Applying Forensic Accounting Principles to Actual Cases
This certificate program will:
- Introduce the concept of forensic accounting
- Analyze the psychology of fraud, provide an overview of fraud statistics and emerging fraud trends
- Explain and discuss the code of ethics for forensic accountants
- Explain the differences between forensic accounting, auditing, and fraud examination
- Explain different fraud schemes
- Discuss the process of external and internal investigation
- Highlight best practices for fraud prevention, detection, and response
- Examine ethical topics in the fraud identification and resolution process
- Explore how forensic accountants can offer assistance within the legal system
- Discuss the structures, standards and guidelines for effective forensic accounting reports
- Discuss ethical considerations and potential pitfalls in forensic report writing
WHO WILL BENEFIT
CPA members and students, non-CPAs such as general accountants, as well as professionals in finance, legal and risk management.
How to Access The Course
This is an online session. This course is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once registered, you can access the material at any time.
However, you will only have access to the course for 90 days after REGISTRATION.
To access the course please visit our BlackBoard site, and log-in using the same login and password used for the Registration Portal.
Registration, cancellation, withdrawal and all other CPA Ontario PD Seminar policies can be found here.
Jennifer Lynch, MBA, CPA, CMA, CFE, CFI, CBV, ABV, is an expert witness in the field of forensic and investigative accounting. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Forensic Investigator, and a Chartered Business Valuator. She is the President and Principal Forensic Accountant at Lynch & Associates providing comprehensive and high-quality forensic accounting services for diverse clients. She is a professor at York University teaching “Earnings Management and Forensic Accounting” for their Master of Financial Accountability MFAc program. She has also co-authored a book for LexisNexis Canada Inc., Financial Crimes in Canada: An Overview of Money Laundering and Fraud.