Common Investigative Techniques

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1.0 Credits

This course explores some of the specific approaches a forensic accountant should take in a fraud investigation.  The seven investigative techniques, the fraud triangle, and investigative pitfalls are discussed.  Analytical procedures are explained including the tracing of cash and assets, financial statement analysis, and insider training analysis.


  • Describe common forensic accounting investigative systems and approaches: Forensic Data Analysis; Fraud Classification; Market Studies; and Due Diligence
  • List key concepts for working with clients, auditors, and witnesses
  • Describe how and why people hide assets
  • Recognize and apply techniques for finding hidden assets
  • Apply the practice to strengthen the validity of investigative findings

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