The Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Certificate Achievement demonstrates a specialized skillset necessary to detect financial fraud.
The program is designed for the person who already has a college degree – associate’s, bachelor’s or higher. Fraud examiners, investigators and analysts obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. They may coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities. Graduates may also pursue a career in information security analysis. Employees in this field plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Have a strong foundational knowledge of the history and current status of forensic accounting.
- Apply this foundational knowledge to investigate and report on potentially fraudulent activity.
- Create written and computer-generated reports to be used in litigation support provided by accountants.
- Enumerate the proper methods used in evidence management.
- Calculate economic losses and estimate business valuations.
- Demonstrate ethical/professional responsibility in the analysis and reporting of fraudulent business events.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class.