CPE Self-Study
Effective Interviewing Techniques
Online: 1.5
Learn techniques for how to conduct an interview during a forensic accounting engagement. This CPE course describes topics such as interview techniques, planning, verbal/nonverbal deception, and more.

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Who Will Benefit?

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

Key Topics

  • Interview plan
  • Who is interviewed
  • Methods for effective investigative interviews
  • Types of interview questions
  • Verbal and nonverbal deception

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Choose the items to use in an interview plan, including who you will interview, the key points to cover, and the sequence of the interview.
  • Compare and select appropriate communication techniques and proven methods for effective investigative interview sessions.
  • Identify and apply considerations related to the appropriateness of various types of questions.
  • Analyze the signs of verbal and nonverbal deception.

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

Conducting an interview during a forensic accounting engagement requires knowledge of core interview techniques. Through narration by an industry subject matter expert and application exercises, this CPE course describes topics such as interview techniques, planning, and verbal and nonverbal deception. This course also identifies and applies appropriateness of questions and compares communication techniques to prepare a forensic accountant for the toughest of interviews.

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Charles McGimsey, CPA, CFE, CFF

Mr. McGimsey leads the litigation services team for Windham Brannon, P.C., a certified public accounting and consulting firm. His extensive accounting experience includes damage measurement, litigation support services, income taxation, fraud and forensic investigations, business planning, business valuations, and engagements under Sarbanes Oxley. From 1996 through 2010, Mr. McGimsey served as Windham Brannon's Managing Partner. Prior to joining our firm, he was a tax partner at Jones and McGimsey, CPAs in Atlanta.


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CPE credits
: 1.5
NASBA Field of Study
Foundational knowledge of forensic accounting
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
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