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Forensic Accounting Level 4


Forensic Accounting Level 4 Forensic Accounting – Level 4. Endorsed Forensic Accounting Certificate of Achievement.Additional CPD Accredited Certificate with 90 CPD points available without extra study. The course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials. Discover what it takes to succeed in the fascinating field of Forensic Accounting with this advanced Forensic Accounting from CPD Courses! Our hugely-popular Forensic Accounting has been designed for anyone looking to put their flair for numeracy and naturally inquisitive nature to practical use in a professional setting. Become one of the most critically-important of all business assets and enjoy a uniquely-rewarding and fulfilling career for life! Qualified and capable Forensic Accountants dedicate their careers to the detection and prevention of fraud at all levels. An immensely important role of extreme responsibility, forensic accountants proactively monitor and analyse complex financial data for signs of fraudulent activity. Where detected, they also investigate, gather evidence, prepare cases and pursue prosecution. Elite Forensic Accountants routinely save businesses from dramatic and ongoing losses at the hands of criminals. Our exclusive Diploma in Forensic Accounting 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 Diploma Level 4

The importance of proactive fraud-detection and prevention cannot be overstated. Now more than ever, organisations spanning all sectors on a global basis are wide-open to any number of threats on a daily basis. When it comes to everyday loss-prevention, reputation management and ensuring ongoing compliance with complex legislation, businesses have never faced tougher times. Particularly with the rapid evolution of IT technology, the modern business cannot turn a blind eye to the threat posed by fraudsters.

Forensic Accounting – Course Benefits

When studying for a fully-accredited Forensic Accounting with CPD Courses, every learner benefits from:

  1. The most comprehensive introduction to the Forensic Accounting 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.

Forensic Accounting – Learning Objectives

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

Over the Forensic Accounting course of 09 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 Forensic Accounting course also covers the role of the forensic accountant as part of a wider fraud-prevention team.

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

  • A detailed understanding of the Forensic Accounting 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

Forensic Accounting – Course Outline

This advanced yet accessible Forensic Accounting is delivered across 09 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.

Unit 1 – An 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

Unit 2 – Common personality traits of Fraudsters

  • Who Commits Fraud?
  • High-Level and Low-Level Thieves
  • Victims of Fraud

Unit 3 – Fraud Detection Methods

  • 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


  • Solvability Factors
  • Weighted solvability factors.
  • Un-weighted solvability factors.
  • Setting the Expectations and Goals
  • Develop an Investigative Plan
  • Financial Planning
  • Personnel Planning
  • Technology Planning
  • Understanding the Case
  • Database Searches
  • Trash Collection

Unit 5 – Evaluation and Assessment: Gather Evidence

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

Unit 6 – Collecting Non Financial Evidences

  • Interviews
  • Best Practices
  • Legal Issues
  • Body Language
  • Eye Language
  • Statement Analysis
  • Statement Analysis
  • SCAN

Unit 7 – Interrogating Monetarily Sophisticated Witnesses

  • What is an Interview?
  • Planning the Interview
  • The Interview Process
  • Conducting the Interview
  • The Cognitive Interview
  • Language Matching
  • Paralanguage Matching

Unit 8 – Conducting Fraud Risk Assessment

  • Risk Assessment Factors
  • Corporate Environment Factors
  • Internal Factors
  • Fraud Factors
  • Risk Assessment Best Practices
  • Risk Management Checklists and Documentation
  • Different Entities to Assess
  • Measures and Relationships

Unit 9 – Fraud Prevention Techniques

  • Prevention Environment
  • Corporate Governance Structure
  • Tone at the Top
  • Realistic Financial Goals
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Perception of Detection
  • Surveillance
  • Anonymous Tips
  • Surprise Audits
  • Prosecution
  • Enforcement of Ethics and Fraud Policies
  • Other Prevention Measures
  • Fraud Response Team
  • Fraud Response Team and SMEs