The discipline of forensic auditing has evolved from the unification and integration of information technology (IT), along with accounting, auditing and police science investigative techniques. The results of a forensic audit or investigation provides an analysis, grounded in accounting and IT fact, which is admissible and agreeable to a court of law, which eventually forms the basis for discussion, debate, dispute resolution, and potentially criminal or civil prosecution.
The forensic investigator has many tools with which to unravel the truth, using financial intelligence combined with IT skills, cyber forensic techniques and generally accepted investigative practices; the investigator can reconstruct financial transactions and operations to assist in mitigating or uncovering the unauthorized outward flow of organizational assets (e.g., intellectual property, financial resources, data, etc.). This workshop will introduce the attendee to the field of forensic auditing, accounting and associated disciplines, which use in part, accounting techniques and forensic tools to identify and combat organizational fraud.
In an effort to sustain a green workshop, participants will be provided with a URL from which they will be able to download a series of topic related articles and value-added handouts relevant to the workshop. Three-day Workshop (use of participant case requires a longer presentation time to effectively address all session topics and to obtain full benefit of case exercise). Two-day Workshop with NO case exercise.
- Describe forensic auditing techniques to mitigate fraud by identifying and changing a situation which can lead to fraud.
- Identify and help mitigate the potential for white collar crime within the organization.
- Facilitate the prevention, detection, investigation and successful prosecution of economic crime, in particular cases involving fraud.
- Minimize the potential for fraud and theft to translate action into substantial savings of both time and money.
- Identify the critical steps of an internal fraud investigation leading to a structured forensic audit.
- Apply accounting skills to track and collect forensic evidence for investigation and the prosecution of criminal acts.