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Diploma in Forensic Accounting

Speaker: Various
Location: Dublin


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CPA Ireland Skillnet is excited to launch our new Diploma in Forensic Accounting, commencing in October 2019.

Forensic Accounting was one of the topics most requested by Members in our 2018 Training Needs Analysis Survey. This Diploma provides a comprehensive understanding of the core Forensic Accounting skills. This course will suit CPAs and other qualified accountants working in both industry and practice, particularly in the SME sector.

This course is delivered over 5 full-day sessions (9:30am - 5pm) between October 2019 and March 2020. Participants will earn 8 CPD hours for attendance at each session (40 hours for the full course). Due to the practical nature of this course, classroom attendance is mandatory. All sessions will be recorded and made available online for review afterwards.

In order to gain the Diploma, participants must successfully complete an assessment at the end of the course.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, attendees will have an understanding of:

  • the role of the Forensic Accountant as an Expert
  • the different types of forensic jobs that may require an expert’s involvement
  • how an investigation works from start to finish
  • the different interview techniques that could be implemented on an investigation
  • how to draft an Expert Report for Court
  • the importance of being prepared for court and the expected court etiquette.

Course Content & Schedule:

Session 1: Friday 11th October 2019 – Introduction to Forensic Accounting

Session 2: Saturday 30th November 2019 – Other Areas of Consideration In Investigations

Session 3: Friday 17th January 2020 – Financial Crime - Including Whistleblowing & Employee Investigations

Session 4: Saturday 8th February 2020 – Report Writing & Consideration of Data Analytics in Reports

Session 5: Friday 6th March 2020 – Role of the Expert Witness & Types of Assignments

Click here for a breakdown of the topics covered in each session.

Key Course Details:

Method: 5 full days &  final assessment

Location: CPA Ireland HQ, 17 Harcourt St, Dublin 2

Date: 11 October 2019 - 6 March 2020

CPD Credit: 40 hours (8 hours per day)

Member Cost: €1,550.00 

Non member Cost: €1,750.00 

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