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Forensic Accounting - Level 5

Course Overview

A Forensic Accountant Course

This advanced forensic accountant course qualifies candidates to work in several areas including but not limited to bankruptcies, family law, detecting and preventing fraud, forensic analysis, interpreting financial statements, etc.

Units one through twelve contain major skills that qualify a forensic accountant for high-level employment. In unit one, candidates are made to understand the basic features and terminologies used in forensic accounting. Then, they are introduced to financial criminality and notable financial crime trends that will improve prediction skills. The common personality traits and the fraud detection methods are then stated before moving on to investigation and its procedures, steps taken to gather pertinent evidence and the importance of non-financial evidence in an investigation. Towards the end, the course discusses the process of identifying and investigating witnesses, the relevance and procedures of fraud risk assessment, effective fraud prevention techniques, the definition of cyber-crime and the best ways to prevent it. The course ending with unit twelve, it explains the roles of a forensic accountant in a forensic investigation team.

There is no fixed schedule, hence, this Forensic accounting Advanced Diploma is taken on your terms. Candidates are encouraged to take this course regardless of the presence or absence of any previous knowledge, they will be provided with personal tutors to ensure proper assimilation. After completing this course, candidates will be presented with an endorsed certificate that will be of great help in the search for a position in the industry.

Course Syllabus

The certificate in Forensic Accounting contains twelve units:

Unit 1: An Introduction to Forensic Accounting

Forensic accountants are used all around the world by companies, firms or organizations ranging from giant to small businesses. The first unit in this course gives candidates the need-to-know information before diving deeper into the course. It explains the roles and significance of a forensic accountant.

Unit 2: Financial Trends and Criminality

Prediction is a powerful tool in the fight against financial criminals. This unit trains candidates on how to pay attention to popular crime trends and use the information gathered to predict future crimes.

Unit 3: Common Personality Traits of Fraudsters

There are several traits, characteristics, and backgrounds that are shared by people who commit fraud and embezzlement and this unit expatiate how to notice these people before or in the process of committing fraud.

Unit 4: Fraud Detection Methods

Organizations and business firms all over the world hire forensic accountants to prevent their companies from fraud and embezzlement. This unit drills candidates on the most effective methods of fraud detection and supplies them with top-notch fraud detection skills.

Unit 5: General Investigative Procedures

The main objective of this unit is to give the key steps and important strategies in an investigation from an accounting viewpoint. It gives a detailed explanation of the investigation process, taking one step after the other for total understanding.

Unit 6: Evaluation and Assessment: Gather Evidence

Unit 6 goes further into the investigation process. It defines evidence, states its different types and how they are used in an investigation and lists the procedure of collecting relevant evidence.

Unit 7: Collecting Non-Financial Evidence

This unit enumerates how to notice and gather non-financial information that can be used during a fraud examination. It instructs candidates on how to pay attention to things like body and eye language when obtaining and evaluating non-financial evidence.

Unit 8: Investigating Monetarily Sophisticated Witnesses

Forensic accountants are required to understand the importance of witnesses when investigating and how to deal with them. This unit helps candidates in identifying witnesses, understanding and recognizing the several types of witnesses, dealing with uncooperative witnesses and the interview process.

Unit 9: Conducting Fraud Risk Assessment

The ability to avoid and observe fraud begins with the ability to discern and evaluate potential fraud risks for an organization. Unit 9 helps candidates to master and develop the skills required to help perform and execute a productive fraud risk assessment.

Unit 10: Fraud Prevention Techniques

No organization is immune to fraud and embezzlement. This unit gives some of the most effective fraud prevention techniques and explains how they can be applied to protect an organization from fraud loss. It also points out several types of business fraud.

Unit 11: What is Cyber-Crime and how to Prevent it?

Cyber-crime can also be referred to as Internet crime. The focus of this unit is on cyber-crime and cyber-security. It defines and outlines several examples of cyber-crime and gives the most effective ways to protect yourself against it.

Unit 12: How to Work in a Forensic Investigation Team

The concluding unit is a guide to the do’s and don’ts when working on an investigation. As a forensic accountant, you will need to have acquired a set of skills and these skills are taught in earlier units. This unit tells you how to implement those skills when working in a team and enumerates your roles and responsibilities in the team.

Career Path

Completing A Forensic Accountant Course certifies that candidates are fully prepared to work as forensic accountants in any organization and on any investigation team. You may decide to work in whichever area of your choice… loss prevention, financial tax, financial forensics or others with a starting salary between $30,000 and $60,000.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Anyone looking to establish a freelance business
  • Graduates looking to improve their CV
  • Business owners
  • Financial executives with little to no knowledge on forensics
  • Accountants pursuing promotion

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certification for Professional Development (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certification for Professional Development (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

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Level Level 5
Duration 320 Hours
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