Evidence Identification and Gathering

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Overview

1.5 Credits
ONLINE

Factual evidence is the bedrock of a forensic accountant’s case. Gaining this evidence efficiently and properly is important to the forensic engagement. Through narration by an industry subject matter expert and application exercises, this CPE course describes topics such as types of evidence, the process to find the evidence, reviewing and analyzing documents, as well as finding and verifying electronic evidence.

Objectives

  • Determine the appropriateness of different methods used to obtain and collect evidence based on situational characteristics.
  • Identify the steps and documents commonly used in the custody and preservation process.
  • Indicate how documents and evidence should be preserved and retained.
  • Identify appropriate external sources for researching information to support your conclusions.

Major Topics

  • Information and evidence gathering
  • Client records
  • Research tips and tools
  • Document and evidence preservation and retention

Designed For

Accountants in industry and public practice involved in forensic accounting activities

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