Effective Interviewing Techniques

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1.5 Credits

Conducting an interview during a forensic accounting engagement requires knowledge of core interview techniques. Through narration by an industry subject matter expert and application exercises, this CPE course describes topics such as interview techniques, planning, and verbal and nonverbal deception. This course identifies and applies appropriateness of questions and compares communication techniques to prepare a forensic accountant for the toughest of interviews.


  • Choose the items to use in an interview plan, including who you will interview, the key points to cover, and the sequence of the interview.
  • Compare and select appropriate communication techniques and proven methods for effective investigative interview sessions.
  • Identify and apply considerations related to the appropriateness of various types of questions.
  • Analyze the signs of verbal and nonverbal deception.

Major Topics

  • Interview plan
  • Who is interviewed
  • Methods for effective investigative interviews
  • Types of interview questions
  • Verbal and nonverbal deception

Designed For

Accountants in industry and public practice involved in forensic accounting activities

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