Financial Investigations for Non-Financial Professionals
Financial statements can be daunting to non-financial professionals, yet many times that is exactly where fraud is concealed. Every fraud fighter needs a working knowledge of fundamental accounting principles and a familiarity with the structure of financial statements in order to effectively investigate allegations of fraud.
This course will prepare you to uncover indicators of fraud concealed in financial records, even if you’re not an accountant. You will review the essential financial statements and their components, the basic accounting principles that drive the numbers on these statements, examples of typical occupational fraud schemes that can be uncovered using financial statement and some rudimentary financial analysis techniques that can quickly point you toward suspicious activity.
Table of Contents
|What Is Accounting?
|What Is a Balance Sheet?
|What Is an Income Statement?
|What Is a Statement of Cash Flows?
|Putting Together the Statements
|Basic Accounting Concepts
|Financial Analysis Techniques
|Financial Statement Fraud
|Cash Receipt Schemes
|Asset Misappropriation - Inventory and Other Assets
|Corruption and Bribery
|Obtaining and Using Data
|Role of Auditors
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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