Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques

Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques Accredited by the CPD Standards office | 10 Hours CPD

CPD Courses


Save 91%
£10 inc VAT (was £120)
Offer ends 11 August 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
10 Hours
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

80 students purchased this course

Add to basket or enquire


Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques

The single most important talent a forensic accountant can have is honed fraud detection skills. When financial crimes are identified at the earliest possible stage, they can be dealt with quickly and with minimal damage incurred. By contrast, when fraud is detected at a more advanced stage, the damage done may be irreversible. The effectiveness of the fraud detection techniques the investigator works with will determine how quickly and accurately financial crimes are detected. While the learning process is continuous in this dynamic profession, a working knowledge of fraud detection techniques is vital for anyone looking to get started as a forensic accountant.

Discover how forensic accountants use a variety of effective techniques to identify fraud at every level. Study a range of important sub-topics, including assessing fraud risk, identifying and evaluating risk factors, information gathering techniques, analytic procedures and techniques, financial statement fraud detection, billing schemes, payroll schemes, revenue recognition detection techniques and more.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

Course media


Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques

Forensic Accounting - Objectives

The Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques has the following objectives:

  • Explain what is Fraud Detection
  • Identify different fraud detection techniques
  • Examine fraud risk factors

Forensic Accounting - Programme Content


  • 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

Forensic Accounting - Course Benefits:

This Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques course comes with the following techniques:

  • 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 Fraud Detection Techniques 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 Fraud Detection Techniques 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 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 Fraud Detection Techniques. 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.

Forensic Accounting - Tutor Support

When you enrol on a Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques course with CPD 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.

Who is this course for?

Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques

  • Finance and accounting staff
  • Accountants interested in exploring forensics
  • Candidates looking to enhance their CVs
  • Confident , self motivated and passionate candidates
  • Accounts professionals seeking for CPD


Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques

No prior knowledge is required to take this Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques.

*Note: This CPD Unit is offered on special discounted price on REED only and does not include awarding body accreditation charges. At the end of the unit, learner can claim CPD Accredited certificate by paying £35 accreditation fee and postal charges (£9 for UK students, £15 for outside UK).

Career path

Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques

Successful completion of Forensic Accounting Fraud Detection Techniques unit, will be helpful for the people working in Accounting, it will help the professionals in developing their CV and in their ongoing CPD.

Questions and answers

Currently there are no Q&As for this course. Be the first to ask a question.


Course rating
Leave a review

{{ getTruncatedSinglePointScore(item.OverallCourseRating) }} Star Review by {{ item.ReviewerName }} for {{ item.Title }}

{{ getLongDate(item.CreatedOn) }}
{{ item.Title }}
Reviewed by {{ item.ReviewerName }}
|Purchased {{ getHumanisedPassageOftime(item.PurchasedOn) }}
{{ item.ProviderName }} responded to this review
{{ getLongDate(item.ProviderResponseDate) }}
{{ results.length }} out of {{ totalResultsCount }} reviews


What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

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, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


Mobile Navigation