Course Content & Structure

How is the course delivered?

This course is delivered over 5 full-day sessions (9:30am - 5pm) between October 2019 and March 2020. Due to the practical nature of the programme, classroom attendance is mandatory. All sessions will be recorded and made available online for review afterwards.

In order to gain the Diploma, participants must successfully complete an assessment at the end of the course.
 

Course Content & Schedule

 

SESSION 1:

SUBJECT: INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC ACCOUNTING
DATE: FRIDAY 11th OCTOBER 2019

  • Intro to Forensic Accounting 
  • Into to the Courts & Irish legal system
  • Source of assignments and referrals for a forensic accountant
  • Role of the forensic accountant as an expert - identify any conflicts
  • Appointment & Letters of engagement (AML compliance, Take-on & Disclosure)
  • Post-appointment: resources, expertise, meeting set deadlines, users of report

SESSION 2:

SUBJECT: FINANCIAL CRIME INC
WHISTLEBLOWING & EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATIONS
DATE: SATURDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2019
 

  • Different types of financial crime
  • Outset of an investigation
  • Performing an investigation
  • Outline and contents of a report
  • Securing evidence of data and hard copy material, including documentation
  • Introduction to report writing, including class assignment (report writing exercise)

SESSION 3:

SUBJECT: OTHER AREAS OF CONSIDERATIONS IN INVESTIGATIONS
DATE: FRIDAY 17th JANUARY 2020
 

  • Digital Forensics
  • SME investigation examples
  • Digital evidence recovery, use of an IT expert and technologies available
  • What is cyber crime?
  • Data Privacy / GDPR
  • Public and Media Awareness

SESSION 4:

SUBJECT: REPORT WRITING & CONSIDERATION OF DATA ANALYTICS IN REPORTS
DATE: SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2020
 

  • Use of Data Analytics in Investigations
  • Drafting & Preparation of  reports
  • Report writing & use of other experts
  • Interviewing Techniques: Role play
  • Interviewing Techniques: Feedback

SESSION 5:

SUBJECT: ROLE OF THE EXPERT WITNESS & TYPES OF ASSIGNMENTS
DATE: FRIDAY 6th MARCH 2020

  • Dos & Don'ts of Expert Evidence - importance of preparation for court
  • Provision of Expert Evidence to the Court - Role Play (mock case)
  • ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Expert Determinations
  • Wrap-up: Case / Assignment details
  • Course Conclusion / Feedback

 

Developed in conjunction with Grant Thornton


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