If you are looking to gain more skills in the growing and lucrative field of forensic accounting, you’ll want to start with this course. Effective forensic accountants are part of a new breed of practitioners who possess a broad spectrum of traits and knowledge. This course dives into the unique investigative and communications skills and analytical practices required of the best forensic accountants by teaching you how to provide expert witness testimony in mediations, arbitrations, and governmental hearings. You’ll also learn how to use proven research, investigative methods, and proper documentation of evidence to successfully complete a forensic accounting engagement. This course demonstrates the keys to success in the exciting field of forensic accounting.
Evidence in the investigative process. Tools used in forensic investigations. Conducting interviews. Searching for hidden assets. Forensic accounting reports. Expert witness testimony.
Experience in accounting and financial reporting
Identify the different types of engagements conducted by forensic accountants. Determine how to search for and document evidence. Apply investigatory techniques for conducting interviews. Analyze solutions for uncovering hidden assets using a hands-on team case study. Evaluate how to document your findings in forensic accounting reports. Identify how to prepare to be an expert witness at a deposition and trial. Determine what to expect and how to avoid opposing counsels’ attempts to exclude your testimony.
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Bruce Shepard was most recently an assistant professor of accounting at George Fox University and an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Oregon, prior to becoming an instructor for the AICPA in 2012. From 2006-2010, Mr. Shepard was the Chief Financial Officer of Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had full management responsibility for all financial affairs, daily business operations, administration and human resources. From 1985-2006, Mr. Shepard was in charge of the Middle Market Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Portland, Oregon, where he served as an Assurance Partner from 1989-2006 focusing on providing proactive business advisory services to fast-growing companies.
At PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Mr. Shepard spearheaded over 100 acquisitions and divestitures by leading in the financial structuring and negotiations. He worked with clients to develop strategic plans for short-term and long-term growth. He assisted both start-up companies and beyond start-up companies with attaining their needed growth capital. Mr. Shepard wrote an article, Financing Entrepreneurs, in 1999 for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Shepard was awarded “Beta Alpha Psi Professional of the Year” in 2006 for sustained involvement with the University of Oregon.
Non-Member Price $349.00
Member Price $249.00