Using Benford's Law to Detect Fraud

Using Benford's Law  CPE Credit: 4
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Understanding of basic accounting and auditing concepts




Benford’s Law, a mathematical theory conceived more than 75 years ago, has aided numerous anti-fraud professionals in solving embezzlement, insurance claim and money laundering cases. Learn how this theory could help you on your next fraud case. This self-study course will teach you the history behind Benford’s Law and how to apply it while undertaking a fraud audit or fraud examination.

You Will Learn How To:

Identify investigative and audit sampling methods using Benford’s Law

Recognize the theory behind Benford’s Law

Choose the types of data sets applicable to Benford’s Law


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Field of Study: Accounting
Last updated: May 2018


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