Forensic Accounting: Fraudulent Reporting and Concealed Assets (FAFR16)
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When: 9/26/2016
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: LCPA - Training Facility
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Suite 500
Kenner, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Jerry Spratt

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Acronym FAFR
CPE 8 hours
Vendor AICPA
Accounting & Auditing
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite Experience in accounting and financial reporting
Adv Prep None
Who should attend

Accountants in industry and public practice who are responsible for designing internal control systems or are involved in forensic accounting activities

Registration Early Bird
(through 9/11)
(after 9/11)
Member $289 $339
CPA Non-Member $389 $439

The Member rate applies to LCPA members, reciprocal state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

AICPA members receive an additional $30 off the registration fee for this course.

Discount made at the time of checkout. Qualifying members should have received a promo code via email – if you are unsure whether you qualify, or you lost/never received your code, please call the LCPA Member Service Center at 504.464.1040 or 800.288.5272.


Forensic accountants know all too well the increasing pressure to accurately detect fraudulent financial reporting and to preemptively redesign internal controls to prevent misappropriation of assets. The endless spotlight of major business failures and scandals only perpetuate the forensic accountant’s responsibilities and due diligence. Recognizing fraudulent or deceptive practices is not always easy, but this course will sharpen your forensic skills with techniques to uncover fraudulent activities and help you to see them in their many guises.


  • Determine the differences between the role of the forensic accountant and traditional accountant.
  • Identify the foundational components of AU-C section 240.
  • Determine how to use forensic techniques to ferret out fraudulent activity.
  • Recall analytical and investigative techniques used in forensic engagements.
  • Recognize the importance of chain of custody in handling critical documents reviewed in the process.
  • Recall key points related to an effective written forensics report.
  • Apply best practices to improve your success and credibility on the witness stand.


  • Role of the forensic accountant
  • Development of the engagement agreement
  • Common fraud scams
  • Sources for corroborating data
  • Testifying as an expert
  • Analytical and investigative techniques
  • Approaches to detect under/over valued assets
  • Development of a written report