Forensic Accounting is the use of accounting and other business techniques to investigate and uncover fraud, gather evidence and present findings in a courtroom setting. The criminal site investigation involves the applicable books, financial records and documents examined. Frauds include theft of cash and merchandise, corruption, bribery, kickbacks, fraudulent financial statements, hidden assets, divorce, bankruptcy, money laundering, identity theft and false insurance claims. Earning a Forensic Accounting Certificate can help you move forward in this career field.
Several state and federal government agencies and businesses hire individuals with a Forensic Accounting Certificate . All large public accounting firms now have a Forensic Accounting department and many small firms have an individual working part time in this function. In addition to providing an educational base for entry level employment in the field, the Forensic Accounting Certificate will help prepare students to take the Certified Fraud Examiner Examination and become a Certified Fraud Examiner. Please visit www.acfe.org for more information.
The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University's Forensic Accounting Certificate course work prepares students for rewarding careers in this growing field. Those who hold a Forensic Accounting Certificate can move on to complete four-year degrees and pursue professional certification relevant to the accounting professions (CPA and CMA).
Students in any major may pursue a Forensic Accounting Certificate by completing the required courses.
Federal Financial Aid is not available for this program.
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