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The Investigative Process


Criminal Investigation Techniques and Procedures

In the world of forensic accountancy, detecting the signs of fraud is only the first of many steps. For any suspected financial crime to be dealt with, it must first be investigated efficiently, professionally and as extensively as necessary. Forensic accountants technically assume the role of accountant, investigator and prosecuting lawyer – all rolled into one. They identify cases of financial fraud, carry out in-depth investigations and summarily present evidence, as and when required. Success in the field is dependent on mastering every aspect of the detection and investigative process from start to finish. The better your understanding of the most important criminal investigation techniques and procedures, the more likely you are to succeed as a forensic accountant.

This insightful tutorial has been designed for anyone looking to become a qualified and capable forensic accountant. Explore weighted and unweighted solvability factors, developing an investigation plan and how to set both goals and expectations accordingly. Study financial planning, personnel planning, technology planning and more. Learn about database searches, trash collection and the importance of understanding the case inside and out, in order to carry out an effective investigation.



  • Recognise Objective Setting for fraud cases
  • Discuss Case Planning and process of Investigation

Programme Content


  • Solvability Factors
  • Weighted solvability factors.
  • Un-weighted solvability factors.
  • Setting the Expectations and Goals
  • Develop an Investigative Plan
  • Financial Planning
  • Personnel Planning
  • Technology Planning
  • Understanding the Case
  • Database Searches
  • Trash Collection

Target Audience

  • Finance and accounting staff
  • Accountants interested in exploring forensics
  • Candidates looking to enhance their CVs
  • Confident , self motivated and passionate candidates
  • Accounts professionals  seeking for CPD


No prior knowledge is required to take this unit.


  • Participants:8 - 400
  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Participation:Only collaborative

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Study Method Online
Course Duration 10 Hours
Start Date on going
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