Forensic Accounting in the Public Sector
The role of a forensic accounting is often to analyze, interpret, summarize and present complex financial and business related issues in manner which is both understandable and properly supported. Complex financial
transactions will therefore require analysis by forensic accountants to assess whether there has been any wrong doing. In the recent past, the demand for forensic accountants has increased due to the increasing level of prosecution for financial fraud both in the private and the public sectors. Indeed today world is faced with the reality that fraudulent activities has immensely contributed to the widespread collapse and poor performance of entities in the public sector.
Senior and middle level managers, accountants, auditors, fraud investigators and anyone who wishes to practice in the area of forensic accounting
At the end of the Programme, participants will be able to:
- Explain the concepts and principles of forensic accounting;
- Appreciate the true cost of financial fraud, both in relation to specific businesses/organizations and society as a whole;
- Describe the traits and behavior of those who commit fraud;
- Apply in-depth investigation of fraud detection techniques;
- Conduct gathering of intelligence, case planning, establishing goals and ultimately initiating a case;
- Gather evidence that can prove or disapprove a case;
- Plan and conduct effective interview;
- Assess of risk factors and best practices in risk prevention;
- Identify different types of cyber-data and crime;
- Establish a forensic team.