CPE Self-Study
Forensic Engagement Reporting Requirements & Preparing Sustainable Reports
Online: 3.0
Get up-to-date training on how to write the most effective reports possible, as well as tips on how to plan and prepare these specialized reports.

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Who Will Benefit?

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

Key Topics

  • Types of reports
  • Elements of forensic reports
  • Report writing tips

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Identify the elements of a forensic engagement report.
  • Determine appropriate planning and report-preparation procedures.
  • Apply writing tips to forensic engagement reports.
  • Apply Federal Rules of Evidence 702 and 703.
  • Identify and apply the required disclosure under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16.

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

As a forensic accountant who writes forensic engagement reports, not only do you need up-to-date training on how to write the most effective reports possible, you need to know how to plan and prepare these specialized reports. Through application exercises and narration by an industry subject matter expert, this CPE course reviews topics such as forensic engagement report elements and offers tips on effective report writing. This course also identifies and applies Federal Rules of Evidence 702 and 703, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26, and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16.

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This enhanced on-demand format offers meaningful and relevant content in the form of tables, charts, and discussion points on slides. An instructor who is an expert on the topical area breaks down complex topics, offers best practices, provides clarity, and shares insights that help the learner achieve the learning objectives for the course.

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William J. Morrison, CPA/ABV, CFF, Partner

William J. Morrison is a partner in the Paramus, NJ, office of WithumSmith+Brown, PC. He is a certified public accountant in New Jersey and Florida and is accredited in business valuation and forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a member of the firm's Forensic and Valuation Services Department.

He has served as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), an internal auditor and a certified public accountant. Mr. Morrison has been qualified as an expert for the Supreme Court and Superior Court in New Jersey and Federal Courts of New Jersey and New York. He has been appointed as an expert for the federal and state courts in New Jersey in hundreds matters as a forensic accountant, valuation expert, and mediator. He has provided expert witness services in complex civil and criminal matters involving stockholder oppression, high net worth divorces, and economic damage claims, federal, criminal and tax matters, among others. He is the co-author of Standards of Value Theory and Applications with Jay E. Fishman and Shannon P Pratt and of The Business Valuation Bench Book with Jay E. Fishman.

Mr. Morrison received his B.A. in History from Boston College and an M.B.A from Fairleigh Dickinson university.

Nicole D. Lyons CPA/CFF, CVA

Nicole D. Lyons is a Partner in the Litigation Services group of WithumSmith+Brown in Princeton, NJ. Prior to joining this company, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in their Dispute, Analysis and Investigation practice in New York, NY. Mrs. Lyons is involved in the family law arena, assisting in the performance of business valuations of closely held companies, preparing cash flow, tax and complex tracing analyses, as well as analyzing marital lifestyle. She is also involved in shareholder and/or partner disputes relating to commercial litigation matters whereby she has performed damage calculations, business valuations and investigations into various real estate partnerships. Nicole also has experience in corporate investigations involving fraud, securities litigation and their corresponding class action lawsuits, and environmental litigation, specifically a national class-action property dispute. She has also performed royalty reviews, assisted in projecting cash flows relating to bankruptcy, and performed a forensic investigation to identify and quantify losses sustained by a company due to employee theft. Mrs. Lyons is a graduate of Villanova University in Villanova, PA where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a minor in Spanish. Nicole also studied abroad for a semester at the Universitat de Valencia in Valencia, Spain. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York and New Jersey. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Nicole is also licensed as a Certified Valuation Analyst, an accreditation awarded by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), an accreditation awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Nicole resides in Manalapan, NJ with her husband and children.

Carleen J. Gaskin, CPA, CFF, Partner

Carleen has over eighteen years of experience in public accounting in industries including: Retail, Distribution, Professional and Legal Services, Medical Services, Dental Services, Real Estate Management, Contractors, Construction, Printing and Apparel. She provides forensic accounting and business valuation services to Federal and New Jersey courts, attorneys, corporations and individuals in civil and family court matters.


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CPE credits
: 3.0
NASBA Field of Study
Foundational knowledge of forensic accounting
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QAS Self-Study
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