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Forensic Accounting Professional Certification Course in Accra, Ghana

By: TSI Limited

Ghana

12 - 14 Oct, 2015  3 days

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The term ‘forensic’ means suitable for courts of justice or for public discussion and debate. Forensic auditing provides an investigation methodology and accounting analysis that is suitable to the court which will form the basis for discussion, debate and ultimately dispute resolution. This course concentrates on practical advice for delegates in the fight against fraud, with focus sessions on deterrence, data mining and interviewing in a stressed environment. It provides an incisive analysis of how fraud occurs within an organization and explains the latest techniques for fighting it. Participants are exposed to the professional requirements for a successful career in forensic accounting.

Course Objectives

  • Detection of white collar crimes within an organization
  • Skills for Forensic Investigations
  • Successful prosecution of economic crimes, in particular fraud and corruption
  • The integration of accounting, auditing and investigative skills
  • Participants shall become Professional Forensic Accountants with the requisite skills and expertise

Course Outline

  • Definition: Forensic Accounting 101
  • Elements of fraud
  • How fraud occurs
  • Various fraud schemes and targets:
  • Asset Misappropriation
  • Financial Statement fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Demand draft fraud
  • Rogue traders
  • Fraudulent loans
  • Forged or fraudulent documents
  • Bill Discounting
  • Booster cheques
  • Prime bank fraud
  • Identity fraud
  • Computer frauds
  • Corruption in Procurement
  • What causes and Fuels Corruption
  • Examples of Corruption at various stages of procurement
  • Pre-qualification and tender
  • Project execution
  • Dispute resolution
  • Psychology of fraud
  • The fraud triangle
  • Pressure or Incentives
  • Rationalization
  • Opportunity
  • Occupational fraud
  • Larceny
  • Skimming
  • Group Case Study
  • Interviewing for fraud in audit process
  • What the standards say
  • Information needed in audit process
  • Venue of the interview
  • Interview subjects
  • Investigation and Expert Witness Testimony
  • Pre-reading note
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Fraud Investigation Versus Accounting Audit
  • Steps in Conducting a Fraud Investigation
  • Gathering the Records
  • Looking for Patterns and Irregularities
  • Determine Possible Fraud Theories
  • Interview the Witnesses
  • Write the Report
  • Fraud Interview Questions
  • Organized
  • Engaged
  • Thoughtful
  • Listening
  • Flexible
  • Observant
  • Non-Threatening
  • Understanding body language
  • Group Case Study
  • Example of an Expert Witness Testimony in Nigeria
  • Fraud Risk in Forensic Accounting
  • Preparing a Business Process Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Fraud Risk Assessment Methodologies
  • Internal Control – Definition
  • The control environment
  • Implementing and Monitoring Controls
  • Independent Audit Committee
  • Internal Auditors
  • Independent External Auditors
  • Certified Professional Forensic Accountants
  • Fraud Investigation/Financial Integrity Unit
  • Case Management and Technology Tools
  • The Auditing Standards Boards and Internal Control
  • Control Activities
  • Information and Communication
  • Monitoring
  • Forensic Evidence in Litigation
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Quality of Evidence
  • Security and Confidentiality
  • Retention of Documents
  • Dealing with Lawyers and Court Situations
  • Example of an Expert Witness Role in Nigeria
  • Money Laundering
  • Definition and General terms
  • Typical Scenario
  • Technology and Electronic Cash
  • Examples of Money Laundering Activities
  • Money Laundering Cycle
  • Money Laundering Statutes around the world
  • The USA Patriot Act
  • Global Initiatives Against Money Laundering
  • Enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering Rules
  • Wolsberg  Principles of Correspondent Banking
  • Money Laundering Case Studies
  • Forensic Accounting Cases
Erata Hotel,Ouagadougou Street,Oponglo,Accra, Ghana Oct 12 - 14 Oct, 2015

+1-646-202-8832, +2348033467639, +2348023019508,

Dr. Richard Mayungbe: PhD, MSc, MBA, BSc, FCCA, FICA, CPFA, ACFE, MICM, MIPN, Ch.MC, MITD, SEC Licensed Investment Adviser (Nigerian Country Representative of the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants, Canada)
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