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CPE Self-Study
AICPA CFF Exam Review Course
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Specialized Knowledge
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Online: 22.0
The AICPA's CFF credential is the most rigorous and prestigious of the financial forensics certifications. This CPE course provides an in-depth, comprehensive review of the financial forensics body of knowledge to help prepare for the exam.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • Professionals that either currently are or interested in becoming a forensic accountant and obtaining a credential signifying their proficiency in this area

Key Topics

  • A comprehensive overview of all topics outlined in the CFF Exam's Content Specification Outline (CSO), which serves as the AICPA's forensic services body of knowledge
  • Helpful test preparation materials, including a bonus copy of the Essentials of Forensic Accounting eBook — an indispensable resource delivering matchless knowledge to practitioners, financial managers and students in understanding the complex elements and factors that impact the forensic accounting practice areas
  • Increased opportunities with elevated forensic accounting skills and credentials to help increase client retention and generate new revenue streams for your firm

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize professional responsibilities and practice management. As in all engagements, CPAs need to be cognizant of the professional standards applicable to forensic matters.
  • Apply fundamental forensic knowledge. The CPA's understanding of the applicable civil and criminal justice systems (or alternative dispute resolution process) is essential to the planning, performance and reporting of a forensic engagement. While not every forensic engagement will result in litigation, each one should be approached as if it will be presented in court.
  • Apply specialized forensic knowledge. Since each forensic accounting engagement is unique, the forensic accountant must use appropriate specialized forensic knowledge. Topics covered include bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganization; electronic data analysis; damages calculations; family law; financial statement misrepresentation; fraud prevention, detection and response; and valuation.

The AICPA CFF Exam Review Course is the only comprehensive review program backed by the resources and collective expertise of forensic accounting professionals associated with the AICPA. The highly experienced instructors define and explain the disciplined approaches to forensic accounting that lead to a thorough knowledge of the varied specialties within forensic accounting. Through illustrative examples and explanations, this CPE course makes abstract concepts come to life for both seasoned professionals and students, and it will help you understand and navigate successfully in this multifaceted area.

This course addresses the main topic areas of:

  • Professional Responsibilities and Practice Management
  • Fundamental Forensic Knowledge, Laws, Courts, and Dispute Resolution
  • Specialized Forensic Knowledge, Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Reorganization

You will receive a FREE copy of the Essentials of Forensic Accounting eBook and the answer key to its review questions, all included in the purchase price! The eBook and answer key will automatically be added to your cart upon purchasing the CFF Exam Review Course.

NOTE: Candidates should not rely solely on this review course to prepare for the CFF Exam. This CPE course is not meant to teach topics to the candidate for the first time. A significant amount of independent reading and study will be necessary to prepare for the exam, prior to taking the review course.

Find out more information on the Forensic and Valuation Services Section

Ratings and reviews
Author(s)

Anna Maria Cicirello, CFF CPA, CA, CBV, CPA/CFF

Carl Pacini, Ph.D., JD, CPA/CFF

Carl Pacini is an associate professor of accounting at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP). He received his Ph.D. in accounting from Florida State University and his law degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a licensed CPA, a Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified in Financial Forensics, and a member of the Florida Bar. He has published over 75 articles in various academic and practitioner journals.

Chris Rosetti, CPA, CFE, CFF (Video)

George R. Young, Ph.D., CPA, CFE

Michael A. Crain, DBA, CPA/ABV, ASA, CFA, CFE

Michael A. Crain is a member of faculty at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches and is director of FAU’s Center for Forensic Accounting. Prior to joining the full-time faculty at FAU, he was a practicing CPA for over 30 years and spent much of his time in forensic accounting and business valuation. He still consults in forensic accounting and valuation. He is a doctor of business administration (finance) from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester in England. He has been a licensed CPA in Florida since 1984 and holds several certifications in valuation, fraud examination, and financial analysis. He has certifications of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute, Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV®) from the AICPA, and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has also received several awards, including the AICPA’s Lawler Award presented by the Journal of Accountancy for best article of the year, AICPA’s Sustained Contribution Award, and has been inducted into the AICPA’s Business Valuation Hall of Fame.

William S Hopwood

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American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 22.0
NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of topics covered in the CFF Exam's Content Specification Outline (CSO)
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
CFFExam
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