Forensic Accounting

by John Taylor

This course introduces you to forensic accounting by giving you a level of knowledge and skill that will enable you to understand more about this role, identify fraud and plan appropriate investigations.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Understand the role of the forensic accountant
  • Identify misconduct including money laundering
  • Gain an understanding of how to prevent fraud
  • Plan and conduct fraud investigations
  • Develop an understanding of non-fraud work such as valuations and asset tracing
  • Understand the role of the forensic accountant as an expert witness

About the course

The role of the forensic accountant will seem familiar to finance professionals, but it demands skills way beyond technical finance skills. Forensic accountants' day to day work involves fraud investigations, damages assessments, valuations of businesses or curious entities and frequently involves legal proceedings. The forensic accountant could spend a week as the expert witness in a matrimonial dispute involving millions of pounds of marital assets, before spending the next valuing a football club.

This course allows you to work through activities, share your learning with peers, and get the knowledge and skills that will enable you to operate in the world of the forensic accountant. You’ll be able to identify misconduct and fraud as well as understand how to conduct fraud investigations and non-fraud work.

Look inside



  • Introduction
    • Forensic accounting
    • The psychology of fraud
    • The fraud triangle
    • Has a crime been committed?
    • Money laundering, bribery and corruption
    • Corporate fraud
    • Detecting fraud
    • Preventing fraud
  • Fraud investigations
    • General principles
    • Fraud response team
    • The purpose of fraud investigation
    • Possible problems
    • Investigating management fraud
    • Analytical review
    • Investigating employee fraud
    • IT investigation approaches
    • When are IT approaches useful?
  • Non-fraud work
    • Valuation of unlisted entities
    • Types of valuation
    • Asset tracing in divorce cases
    • Asset tracing and fraud
  • The expert
    • Consequential losses
    • Calculating consequential losses
    • Liquidated damages
    • The expert witness
    • Giving evidence in a civil case
    • Giving evidence in a criminal case
    • Preparing the final report


John Taylor

Specialises in dealing with problems faced by large family-owned companies. Freelance author and lecturer.

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