In this session we focus on the early stages of a fraud investigation, including: who should be on the team, how to create an investigation plan, and the evidence that should be acquired and evaluated. Investigative techniques involving a variety of different sources will be covered, including financial document analysis, background checks, data analysis, and interviewing.
This is the most practical fraud investigation course you will ever take. Rather than learning only the theory of fraud, you will learn how a forensic accountant actually investigates fraud from the beginning to the end. We focus on forensic accounting techniques used in the field to prove what happened, who was involved, how much money was stolen, and where the money went.
Starting a Fraud Investigation is Part 2 of a series of four courses on fraud investigations. Each course is a stand-alone class that may be taken individually. For comprehensive instruction on completing a fraud investigation from start to finish, take all four.
This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.Learning Objectives:
After attending this presentation you will be able to:
- Assemble a fraud investigation team
- Use tools to manage the investigation process and the staff
- Know the Federal Rules of Evidence regarding expert witnesses
- Understand common investigative techniques used in fraud investigations
The major topics covered in this class include:
- Assembling the fraud investigation team
- Managing and supervising staff
- Obtaining and managing evidence
- Background checks
- Public records searches
- Digital data analysis
- Interviewing techniques
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