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Fraud Detection Techniques


Fraud Investigation Techniques

The single most important talent a forensic accountant can have is honed fraud detection skills. When financial crimes are identified at the earliest possible stage, they can be dealt with quickly and with minimal damage incurred. By contrast, when fraud is detected at a more advanced stage, the damage done may be irreversible. The effectiveness of the fraud detection techniques the investigator works with will determine how quickly and accurately financial crimes are detected. While the learning process is continuous in this dynamic profession, a working knowledge of fraud detection techniques is vital for anyone looking to get started as a forensic accountant.  As is a sound understanding of the most important forensic audit tools and techniques in the trade.

Discover how forensic accountants use a variety of effective techniques to identify fraud at every level. Study a range of important sub-topics, including assessing fraud risk, identifying and evaluating risk factors, information gathering techniques, analytic procedures and techniques, financial statement fraud detection, billing schemes, payroll schemes, revenue recognition detection techniques and more.



  • Explain what is Fraud Detection
  • Identify different fraud detection techniques
  • Examine fraud risk factors

Programme Content


  • Laying a Foundation for Detection
  • Assessing the Risk of Fraud
  •  Fraud Risk Factors
  • Identifying and Evaluating Risk Factors
  • Information Gathering
  • Analytic Procedures
  • Analytic Techniques
  • Financial Statement Fraud: Detection Techniques
  • Specific Detection Methods
  • Billing Schemes
  • Payroll Schemes
  • Revenue Recognition Detection Techniques

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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