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Forensic Accounting - Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma QLS Level 7 *Complete Course* | *FREE PDF Certificate* |150 CPD Points | *Free Cyber Security Course*

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620 hours
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No formal qualification
150 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Forensic Accounting

Certificate of achievement Advanced Diploma in Forensic Accounting QLS Level 7. Additional CPD Accredited Certificate with 150 CPD points available with no extra study.

Endorsed Forensic Accounting Course Certificate of Achievement. This premium-quality Forensic Accounting Course has been designed to provide newcomers with an essential overview of the profession, along with the primary duties and responsibilities of the forensic accountant. Learn how fraud has a detrimental impact on modern society, along with how to effectively detect and prevent various types of fraud.

Study fraud case investigation, use of financial and non-financial evidence, risk factors which may affect the likelihood of fraud and so much more besides. Study Forensic Accounting Course at home for a fully-endorsed certificate from a recognised awarding body!

Forensic Accounting - Course Benefits:

This Forensic Accounting Course comes with the following benefits:

  • Full Tutor Support
  • Self paced, no fixed schedules
  • Available to students anywhere in the world
  • 24/7 Access to the LMS ( Learning Management System )
  • Easy to understand quality e-learning study materials

Forensic Accounting - Course Material

All Forensic Accounting Course materials are included in the course price. All your study material will be available on our learning management system for which you will get access once you are enrolled. The material can be downloaded and printed as well.

Our distance learning Forensic Accounting Course materials are specially written for home study and contain a wealth of knowledge in easy to understand language. We use variety of media to help you learn. Your Forensic Accounting Course may use any of the following different media which you can use from home or where ever you choose to study:

  • Online course materials
  • Question papers
  • Additional Supporting Material
  • Useful Links

Forensic Accounting - Course assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the Forensic Accounting Course. Your assignment will be marked by your tutor and independently moderated. The feedback on your assignment will then be sent to you. On receipt of this, you may wish to contact your tutor to discuss the feedback.

Tutor Support

When you enrol on a Forensic Accounting Course with Oxford Home Study College you are allocated your personal tutor. Tutor’s help and support will be available throughout your studies with the college. He/she will assess your work and will provide you with regular feedback on your progress.

Quality Licence Scheme

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.



150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Forensic Accounting

Qualified forensic accountants enjoy the freedom to work almost anywhere in the world under their own terms. The skills and talents of capable forensic accountants have never been in greater demand, as businesses worldwide attempt to cope with the ever-intensifying threat of financial fraud. An entirely more dynamic and investigative profession than conventional accountancy, forensic accountancy is ideal for anyone with a flair for numbers and an inquisitive nature. If ready to get started, sign up for our exclusive Level 7 Forensic Accountancy Course today!

On this Forensic Accounting Course you will learn techniques for identifying, detecting and preventing fraud activities. The Forensic Accounting Course is an ideal way to take a start in this highly demanding and lucrative field. No previous knowledge in accounting or forensic accounting is essential to join the course.

Forensic Accounting - Course Syllabus:

This Forensic Accounting Course covers the following modules:

Unit 1 - Forensic and Investigative accounting - An Overview

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Forensic Accounting
  • Brief History of Fraud and the Antifraud Profession
  • What Is Fraud?
  • Types of Investigation
  • Conducting an Investigation
  • Forensic Accountants, Fraud Auditors and Financial Auditors
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Forensic Accountants
  • Plus more

Unit 2 - Economic trends and Crime

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Crime and Economy
  • Cost Reality
  • Financial Crimes
  • Mail-Order Procedures
  • Keys to Effective Fraud Investigation
  • Plus more

Unit 3 - Spotting a typical fraudster

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Psychology of Fraudsters
  • High-Level and Low-Level Thieves
  • Victims of Fraud
  • Plus more

Unit 4 - Effective Techniques for fraud detection

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Fraud Detection: Overview
  • Laying a Foundation for Detection
  • Assessing the Risk of Fraud
  • Fraud Risk Factors
  • Identifying and Evaluating Risk Factors
  • Information Gathering
  • Analytic Procedures
  • Analytic Techniques
  • Financial Statement Fraud: Detection Techniques
  • Specific Detection Methods
  • Billing Schemes
  • Payroll Schemes
  • Revenue Recognition Detection Techniques
  • Plus more

Unit 5 - Procedures for Investigation

This unit covers the following topics:

  • The Investigative Process
  • Plus more

Unit 6 - The Basics of Collecting Evidences

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Gathering Evidence
  • Evidence
  • Evidence Created by the Forensic Accounting Investigator
  • What Kind of Evidence should be Gathered?
  • Document Collection
  • Sources of Documents
  • Document Organization
  • Plus more

Unit 7 - Gaining & Assessing Non-Financial Evidence

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Obtaining and Evaluating Non-Financial Evidence
  • Interviews
  • Statement Analysis
  • Plus more

Unit 8 - Forensic Interviewing Techniques and Processes

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Interviewing Techniques
  • The Interview
  • Planning the Interview
  • The Interview Process
  • Plus more

Unit 9 - conducting a fraud risk assessment Successfully

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment Factors
  • Risk Assessment Best Practices
  • Plus more

Unit 10 - Strategies for Fraud Prevention

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Fraud Prevention
  • Plus more

Unit 11 - Cyber crime and its prevention

This unit covers the following topics:

  • What is Computer Forensics?
  • The Benefits of Computer Forensics and Data Analysis
  • Planning Computer Forensics Engagement
  • Objective of a Computer Forensic Engagement
  • Legal Parameters
  • Execution of the Computer Forensic Engagement
  • Data Analysis Versus Data Mining
  • Plus more

Unit 12 - Cyber Security Tools & Techniques

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Prevention and Defenses
  • Authentication
  • Encryption
  • Digital Signatures
  • Steganography
  • Generating Secure Password
  • Tips For Buying Online
  • Wireless Security
  • Safe Browsing Guidelines For Social Networking Sites
  • Posting Personal Details
  • Plus More

Unit 13 - Developing Cyber Security policies

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Policies and training can limit the risk
  • Cyber Security Policy
  • Security Policy Elements
  • Security-Related Roles and Responsibilities
  • Policy Implementation and Enforcement
  • Policy Exceptions
  • Personnel and Training
  • Security Awareness and Training
  • Access Privileges
  • Plus More

Unit 14 - Developing a Cyber Security and Risk Mitigation Plan

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Establishing a Risk Management Framework
  • Cyber Asset Identification and Classification
  • Identifying Critical Cyber Assets
  • Classifying Cyber Assets
  • Personally Identifying Information (PII)
  • Identifying the Electronic Security Perimeter (ESP) Protecting Cyber Assets
  • Conducting a Vulnerability Assessment
  • Assessing and Mitigating Risks
  • Plus More

Unit 15 - Forensic Team - working procedures

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Working in A Forensic Team
  • Teaming With Forensic Accounting Investigators
  • Internal Audit’s Position and Function
  • Objectives of All Interested Parties
  • Forensic Accounting Investigators’ Objectives
  • Confidentiality Requirements
  • Forming the Investigative Team
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Forensic Accounting

Our fully-endorsed Forensic Accounting Course is suitable for newcomers to the industry and existing members of the workforce alike. Whether looking to climb the career ladder or exploring an entirely new profession for the first time. From accountancy workers seeking a new challenge to business owners overseeing their own loss-prevention duties to future entrepreneurs, this exclusive Forensic Accountancy course is packed with extraordinary insights.

We specialise in dynamic, accessible and affordable distance learning opportunities that are open to candidates on a global basis. Study Forensic Accounting Course in your own time and at your own pace, with the ongoing support of your own personally-assigned tutor from start to finish. All Forensic Accounting Course materials are provided as standard and our innovative digital learning platform can be accessed on a 24/7 basis from anywhere with an Internet connection.

With the help of Oxford Home Study College, a fulfilling and financially-rewarding career in forensic accountancy could be right at your fingertips!


Forensic Accounting

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

Forensic Accounting Diploma QLS Level 7 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £170 + postal charges

Option 2

Forensic Accounting Diploma issued by OHSC

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£150 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Forensic Accounting

Upon successful completion of our Forensic Accounting Course, candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • External Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Assurance Manager
  • Financial Assurance Specialist
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Information Technology Auditor
  • Internal Auditor
  • Senior Auditor
  • Senior Budget Analyst
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Specialist

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.