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Fraud and Forensic Accounting Fraud and Forensic Accounting

Some of the outcomes gained from the Certificate Program in Fraud and Forensic Accounting:

  1. Master techniques necessary to detect, investigate, and deter fraud.
  2. Acquire helpful investigative practice aids, such as governmental and nongovernmental Web sites, sample interview questions, and checklists of symptoms for employee embezzlement and management fraud.
  3. Gain hands-on experience with software used in fraud detection.
  4. Understand the key differences in fraud-detection engagements versus external and internal audit engagements.
  5. Acquire the technical skills to perform symptomatic fraud auditing, also known as proactive vs. reactive fraud-specific auditing.
  6. Experience techniques used in data extraction/analysis in fraud detection.
  7. Become proficient in the types of investigative techniques and evidence.
  8. Understand the impact of internal controls in the fraud environment.
  9. Become able to identify the psychological and sociological factors that contribute to the perpetration of fraud.
  10. Become proficient in creative financial reporting through the misapplication of generally accepted accounting principles and fictitious and sham transactions.
  11. Gain knowledge of ethical behavior and standards of conduct.
  12. Learn the step-by-step guide to writing and defending the fraud investigative report.


Margaret M. McCoey, M.S.

Margaret (Peggy) McCoey, M.S.
Program Director

La Salle University
Graduate Certificate in Fraud and Forensic Accounting
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1136
Fax: 215.951.1805

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