How to Detect and Prevent Financial Statement Fraud



CPE Credit: 20
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of financial transactions and accounting




How to Detect and Prevent Financial Statement Fraud provides an overview of financial statement fraud, including why it is committed and what the motives are behind it. It also explores the types of financial statement fraud and reviews the investigation techniques used to detect these schemes. Finally, the course includes interactive, practical problems and case studies to illustrate these important concepts with real-life scenarios. 

You Will Learn How To:

Ascertain why financial statement fraud should be detected and prevented

    Distinguish what guidance and principles can be used to assess the potential for financial statement fraud

      Discern accounting standards and their application to financial statements

      Recognize the roles of those responsible for the detection and prevention of financial statement fraud

      Identify financial statement fraud schemes and methods used to detect and prevent them

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        Field of study: Accounting

        Last Updated: July 2015


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        Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once. 


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        This course include access to exclusive online video content intended to enhance your understanding of the material covered in the workbook. While working through the course, you will occasionally be directed to the accompanying website to view a video corresponding with topics covered in the workbook. The videos feature insights from convicted fraudsters and subject matter experts to help reinforce workbook topics with real-world examples.

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