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CPE Self-Study
Evidence Identification and Gathering
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Accounting
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Online: 1.5
Through narration by an industry subject matter expert and application exercises, this CPE course describes topics such as types of evidence, the process to find the evidence, reviewing and analyzing documents, as well as finding and verifying electronic evidence.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • Accountants in industry and public practice involved in forensic accounting activities

Key Topics

  • Information and evidence gathering
  • Client records
  • Research tips and tools
  • Document and evidence preservation and retention

Learning Outcomes

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Determine the appropriateness of different methods used to obtain and collect evidence based on situational characteristics.
  • Identify the steps and documents commonly used in the custody and preservation process.
  • Indicate how documents and evidence should be preserved and retained.
  • Identify appropriate external sources for researching information to support your conclusions.

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

Factual evidence is the bedrock of a forensic accountant’s case. Gaining this evidence efficiently and properly is important to the forensic engagement. Through narration by an industry subject matter expert and application exercises, this CPE course describes topics such as types of evidence, the process to find the evidence, reviewing and analyzing documents, as well as finding and verifying electronic evidence.

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Author(s)

Dr. Robert K. Minniti, DBA, CPA, CFE, CFF, MAFF, CGMA, CrFA, CVA, PI

Dr. Minniti is the President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC. Dr. Minniti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona.

Dr. Minniti received his doctoral degree in business administration from Walden University, received his MBA degree and Graduate Certificate in Accounting from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Minniti teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in accounting, fraud examination, fraud criminology, ethics, forensic accounting, external audit, and internal audit at DeVry University, Northwestern University, and the University of Phoenix. He designed graduate and undergraduate courses for Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and Anthem College.

He is a writer and public speaker. He has experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations, financial audits, internal audits, compliance audits, real estate valuations, business valuations, internal control development, business continuation planning, risk management, financial forecasting, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work.

Dr. Minniti is an instructor, teaching continuing professional education classes for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Compliance Online, CPE Link, AccountingEd, Global Compliance Panel, Clear Law Institute and various state CPA Societies.

Publisher

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
: 1.5
NASBA Field of Study
Accounting
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Foundational knowledge of forensic accounting
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
FAIE-CEIG
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