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Forensic Accounting Professional Diploma


Forensic Accounting Professional Diploma Level 5 Certificate of achievement in Forensic Accounting Professional. Additional CPD Accredited Certificate with 120 CPD points available with no extra study. The course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials. Endorsed Certificate of Achievement. Explore the extraordinary world of forensic accountancy, with this advanced Level 5 Forensic Accounting Diploma. Study the everyday duties of the professional forensic accountant, along with a series of effective techniques for detecting financial fraud, the importance and the mechanics of preventing fraud from occurring, evidence gathering techniques, how to work as a member of a forensic accountancy team and the impact cyber-crime has had on modern society. Study Forensic Accounting Diploma in your own time and at your own pace for a recognised Forensic Accounting Diploma, boosting your CV and career prospects for life! Our exclusive Forensic Accounting Diploma instills learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to pursue rewarding careers in high-level fraud-detection and prevention.

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Forensic Accounting Professional Diploma Level 5

Careers in forensic accountancy focus on the detection and prevention of financial fraud. Qualified forensic accountants play a key role at the heart of both private and public-sector organisations all over the world. In an era where fraud represents an ever-growing threat for companies at all levels, the skills and talents of the capable forensic accountant have never been in greater demand. Master the art of detecting and preventing financial fraud, for the opportunity to carve out a successful and rewarding career for life!

Course Benefits

When studying for a endorsed Forensic Accounting Diploma with Brentwood Open Learning College, every learner benefits from:

  1. The most comprehensive introduction to the Forensic Accountancy profession, along with its role and importance in a wider business context.
  2. Flexible online learning with absolutely no deadlines or time restrictions to worry about – study in your own time and at your own pace.
  3. No geographical restrictions – our courses are open to ambitious candidates on a global basis.
  4. Full 24/7 access to our exclusive digital learning platform and comprehensive support from your personally-assigned tutor.
  5. The opportunity to study at home for an internationally-recognized forensic accountancy qualification that could transform your career.

Learning Objectives

This advanced Forensic Accounting Diploma covers every essential practical skill and theoretical concept the learner must master to join this highly-competitive industry. Upon completion of the course, candidates will have the opportunity to pursue professional positions in key areas of forensic accountancy, or begin establishing their own consultancies from scratch. Ultimately, the objective of the course is to assist learners with their transition from enthusiastic newcomer to fully-qualified and employed professional.

Over the Forensic Accounting Diploma course of 12 intensive modules, candidates explore the primary responsibilities and daily duties of the working forensic accountant. A range of crucial fraud-detection methods are investigated, along with effective evidence-gathering techniques, the growing threat cyber-crime poses to organisations at all levels and the importance of proactive fraud-prevention. The course also covers the role of the forensic accountant as part of a wider fraud-prevention team.

Upon successful completion of this Forensic Accounting Diploma course, candidates take away the most essential industry-specific skills, talents and knowledge including:

  • A detailed understanding of the forensic accountancy profession
  • How Forensic Accountants protect businesses from loss and damage
  • Advanced understanding of common fraud techniques/patterns
  • An understanding of the mindset and psychology of the fraudster
  • Extensive knowledge of investigative and evidence-gathering processes
  • The confidence to build and present a case upon detection of fraud
  • Advanced knowledge of cyber-crime and related technology issues
  • The opportunity to step into a professional position for the first time

Course Outline

This advanced yet accessible Forensic Accountancy Diploma is delivered across 12 intensive modules – each concluding with an online assessment to verify your acquired knowledge and competencies. Comprehensive support and guidance will be provided by your personally-assigned tutor throughout your studies.

Module 1 – Introduction to Forensic Accounting

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Forensic Accounting
  • Brief History of Fraud and the Antifraud Profession
  • What Is Fraud?
  • Types of Investigation
  • Conducting an Investigation
  • Forensic Accountants, Fraud Auditors and Financial Auditors
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Forensic Accountants

Module 2 – Crime and Economy

This module covers the following topics:

  • Cost Reality
  • Financial Crimes
  • Mail-Order Procedures
  • Keys to Effective Fraud Investigation

Module 3 – Psychology of The Fraudster

This module covers the following topics:

  • Psychology of Fraudsters
  • High-Level and Low-Level Thieves
  • Victims of Fraud
  • Plus more

Module 4 – Fraud Detection Techniques

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Fraud Detection: Overview
  • 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

Module 5 – The Investigative Process

This unit covers the following topics:

  • The Investigative Process
  • Plus more

Module 6 – Gathering Evidence

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Gathering Evidence
  • Evidence
  • Evidence Created by the Forensic Accounting Investigator
  • What Kind of Evidence should be Gathered?
  • Document Collection
  • Sources of Documents
  • Document Organization
  • Plus more

Module 7 – Obtaining & Evaluating Non-Financial Evidence

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Obtaining and Evaluating Non-Financial Evidence
  • Interviews
  • Statement Analysis
  • Plus more

Module 8 – Interviewing Financially Sophisticated Witnesses

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Interviewing Techniques
  • The Interview
  • Planning the Interview
  • The Interview Process
  • Plus more

Module 9 – Fraud Risk Assessment

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment Factors
  • Risk Assessment Best Practices
  • Plus more

Module 10 – Fraud Prevention

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Fraud Prevention
  • Plus more

Module 11 – Computer Crimes

This unit covers the following topics:

  • What is Computer Forensics?
  • The Benefits of Computer Forensics and Data Analysis
  • Planning Computer Forensics Engagement
  • Objective of a Computer Forensic Engagement
  • Where Might Data Reside?
  • Execution of the Computer Forensic Engagement
  • Examination of the Device(s) to be Collected
  • Do the Data Extracted Need to be Normalized or Cleansed?

Module 12 – Working in A Forensic Team

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Teaming With Forensic Accounting Investigators
  • Forensic Accounting Investigators’ Cooperation with Internal Auditors
  • Forensic Accounting Investigators’ Cooperation with External Auditors
  • Objectives of All Interested Parties
  • Who Should Direct the Investigation and Why?