What could be more exciting than having a career that is valued by society? If you’re looking for a career that is both exciting and financially rewarding, consider becoming a forensic accounting professional.
The Forensic Accounting Certificate is designed for individuals who are preparing to become forensic accountants. Because of their extensive background in accounting and financial reporting, forensic accountants conduct asset theft and financial statement fraud investigations and serve as expert witnesses in legal proceedings. Graduates pursue careers with public accounting firms, law firms, forensic accounting firms, government and law enforcement agencies and professional litigation support consulting firms.
Forensic Accounting is the practice of utilizing accounting, auditing and investigative skills to assist in legal matters. It encompasses three main areas – litigation support, investigation and dispute resolution. The forensic accounting professional quantifies damages sustained by parties involved in legal disputes and assists in resolving disputes. If a dispute reaches the courtroom, the forensic accountant may testify as an expert witness. Forensic Accountants typically have a graduate degree in accounting or business. All students completing this certificate program typically go on to earn their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. After gaining experience in their jobs, graduates pursue the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designation.
All of our Forensic Accounting candidates are expected to have studied and received credit in Fraud Examination prior to entering the Masters of Accounting – Forensic Accounting Certificate.