CPE Self-Study
Forensic Engagement Management - Part 1 and Part 2
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This CPE course provides practical scenario exercises which help describe the nuances in accepting and planning a forensic accounting engagement which presents different risks than a typical consulting or audit engagement.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • Accountants in industry and public practice who are responsible for designing internal control systems or are involved in forensic accounting activities.

Key Topics

  • Preliminary engagement procedures
  • Forensic engagement acceptance
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Engagement letter
  • Engagement scope
  • Staffing and supervision
  • Budget planning
  • Gathering, organizing, and analyzing information

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to do the following:

Module 1:

  • Recall and apply the appropriate preliminary procedures and considerations related to engagement acceptance
  • Assess factors related to case acceptance
  • Identify and analyze potential conflicts of interest
  • Identify and apply the steps to formalize the client engagement letter or agreement, including verification of the client's understanding of scope

Module 2:

  • Apply considerations for selecting the appropriate staff for an engagement based on engagement characteristics.
  • Identify key points related to appropriate supervision and assess whether adequate supervision exists based on situational examples.
  • Determine the steps in effective engagement planning to control budgets.
  • Identify what types of information may be more responsive than others and how to prioritize those sources.

This CPE course can be purchased individually or as part of the Core Forensic Accounting Certificate.

Narrated by an industry subject matter expert, this CPE course describes the nuances in accepting and planning a forensic accounting engagement which presents different risks than a typical consulting or audit engagement. This CPE course includes two courses (part 1 and 2). Each course identifies and analyzes factors relating to forensic engagement acceptance, planning for staffing and gathering information to execute a successful engagement. This course features application exercises that cover topics such as accepting a forensic case, conflict of interest and staffing.

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Tim holds the ABV and CFF credentials in addition to his CPA and performs work in the areas of contractual controllership, business valuation and litigation support, and tax planning and preparation. Tim also teaches several college courses per year and volunteers with various AICPA committees and task forces. In his spare time he plays for, and is also the Treasurer of a local rugby club, and also enjoys board games and beer judging.


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