Using Benford's Law to Detect Fraud (PDF Workbook Self-Study)

Cover of the book Using Benfords Law to Detect Fraud
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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. 


Understanding of basic accounting and auditing concepts

You Will Learn How To:

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

Identify investigative and audit sampling methods using Benford’s Law

Recognize the theory behind Benford’s Law

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 4
NASBA Information: Auditing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: March 2024
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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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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  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Take the exam online the moment you're ready


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