Diploma in Forensic Accounting

Register your interest for the 2023 intake


CPA Ireland Diploma in Forensic Accounting

Register your interest for the next running of the Diploma in Forensic Accounting starting September 2023. This Diploma, developed in conjunction with Grant Thornton, provides a comprehensive understanding of the core Forensic Accounting skills. This course will suit CPAs and other qualified accountants working in both industry and practice, particularly in the SME sector.

This course is delivered over 5 full-day sessions (9:15am - 4.30pm) between September and February.  Students can attend lectures in class in Dublin and also online via live streaming. Participants will be given access to our online learning management system, Canvas, where additional resources and acticities will be made available.

The availability of the in class option will depend on Government advice at the time of commencement. We may not be in a position to offer any in class option. 

Method: 5 full days &  final assessment

Location: In Class and Online via livestream

Date: September 2023 -  February 2024

CPD Credit: 40 hours (8 hours per day)

Cost: €1550 (non-members: €1750)

Registration for the nest intake will open in April 2023. Click here to register your interest.


I would recommend this course to anyone with even a passing interest in forensic accounting. If you don't work in the forensics field, the skills you learn are absolutely transferrable for accountants in audit or advisory.

Thomas McDonagh, CPA member View all success stories

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, attendees will have gained an understanding of:

The Role of the Forensic Accountant as an Expert

Understand the duties of a FA, and the different types of forensic jobs that may require an expert’s involvement

Investigating Fraud & Theft

Learn how an investigation works from start to finish and the various resources and tools available

Implementing an Investigation

Be aware the different interview techniques that could be implemented on an investigation.

Preparing for Court

Understand how to draft an expert report for court, the importance of being prepared for court and the expected court etiquette

A must for any accountant involved in investigative work. The real-life examples encourage one's enthusiasm; the material is relevant; delivery is to a very high standard and the support from the CPA team makes doing this course a joy.

Nano Brennan, CPA member View all success stories
Course Content & 2022-23Schedule

Course Content & 2022-23Schedule

This course will be delivered over 5 full-day sessions between September 2022 - February 2023.

Schedule & Content
Meet Your Trainers

Meet Your Trainers

Learn more about the trainers delivering the Diploma in Forensic Accounting

Course Trainers

Delivered in a professional and exciting format with plenty of class interaction, covering the full spectrum of issues from client engagement, interviewing techniques, data analytics, report preparation and court appearance.

John Mac Aree B.Comm, MSC(MITB) CPA View all success stories