Diploma in Forensic Accounting

Gain Forensic Accounting skills necessary to lead investigations

Course Content & Indicative Schedule


CPA Ireland Diploma in Forensic Accounting

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 five 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 activities will be made available.

Method: 5 full days &  final assessment

Location: In Class and Online via livestream

Date: Next intake: September 2024

CPD Credit: 40 hours (8 hours per day)

Full Cost: €1895 

Register your interest for the next intake

* Please note that the availability of the in-class option is limited. Places will be offered on a first-come basis. If you book the in-class option, you must attend at least 4 out of the 5 sessions in class. For those registered for the online live streaming option, you are requested to leave your camera on during the class to facilitate interaction with the lecturer and other participants.

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 & Schedule

Course Content & Schedule

This course will be delivered over 5 full-day sessions. Click below to see the previous schedule.

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