Forensic Accounting

Level 4 by ABC Awards | Tutor Support & Exam included | 90 CPD Credits | Free COVID-19 Course & Letter of Completion

Brentwood Open learning College


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260 hours
Level 4 Diploma Forensic Accounting (Certificate of Achievement)
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Forensic Accounting Level 4

Certificate of achievement in Forensic Accounting Level 4. Additional CPD Accredited Certificate with 90 CPD points available with no extra study. The course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Diploma in Forensic Accounting Level 4.Endorsed Certificate of Achievement. This inspiring Forensic Accounting Level 4 is ideal for ambitious candidates looking to build inspiring and rewarding careers for life. Study Forensic Accounting Level 4 in your own time and at your own pace for a recognised diploma, with full support from your own personally-assigned tutor. Explore a range of essential concepts and theoretical teachings, including effective detection and prevention of fraud, an overview of cyber-crime, an introduction to fraud investigations, how to gather evidence and so much more besides.


Level 4 Diploma Forensic Accounting (Certificate of Achievement)

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Forensic Accounting Level 4

Forensic Accountants are responsible for supervising, analysing and generally optimising the financial performance of the organisation they work for. One of the most important responsibilities of the Forensic Accountant being the detection and prevention of fraudulent activity. In the absence of forensic accountants, fraudsters and criminals in general would be free to get away with serious financial crime. Both internally and externally, the forensic accountant ensures the business is protected from all possible threats, while at the same time contributing to its optimal financial performance.

Forensic Accounting - Course Benefits

When studying for a endorsed Forensic Accounting Level 4 with Brentwood Open Learning College, every learner benefits from:

  1. The most comprehensive introduction to the forensic accountancy profession, along with its role and importance in a wider business context.
  2. Flexible online learning with absolutely no deadlines or time restrictions to worry about – study in your own time and at your own pace.
  3. No geographical restrictions – our courses are open to ambitious candidates on a global basis.
  4. Full 24/7 access to our exclusive digital learning platform and comprehensive support from your personally-assigned tutor.
  5. The opportunity to study at home for an internationally-recognized forensic accountancy qualification that could transform your career.

Forensic Accounting - Learning Objectives

This advanced Forensic Accounting Level 4 covers every essential practical skill and theoretical concept the learner must master to join this highly-competitive industry. Upon completion of the Forensic Accounting Level 4 course, candidates will have the opportunity to pursue professional positions in key areas of forensic accountancy, or begin establishing their own consultancies from scratch. Ultimately, the objective of the course is to assist learners with their transition from enthusiastic newcomer to fully-qualified and employed professional.

Over the Forensic Accounting Level 4 course of 09 intensive modules, candidates explore the primary responsibilities and daily duties of the working forensic accountant. A range of crucial fraud-detection methods are investigated, along with effective evidence-gathering techniques, the growing threat cyber-crime poses to organisations at all levels and the importance of proactive fraud-prevention. The course also covers the role of the forensic accountant as part of a wider fraud-prevention team.

Upon successful completion of this Forensic Accounting Level 4 course, candidates take away the most essential industry-specific skills, talents and knowledge including:

  • A detailed understanding of the forensic accountancy profession
  • How forensic accountants protect businesses from loss and damage
  • Advanced understanding of common fraud techniques/patterns
  • An understanding of the mindset and psychology of the fraudster
  • Extensive knowledge of investigative and evidence-gathering processes
  • The confidence to build and present a case upon detection of fraud
  • Advanced knowledge of cyber-crime and related technology issues
  • The opportunity to step into a professional position for the first time

Forensic Accounting - Course Outline

This advanced yet accessible Forensic Accounting Level 4 is delivered across 09 intensive modules – each concluding with an online assessment to verify your acquired knowledge and competencies. Comprehensive support and guidance will be provided by your personally-assigned tutor throughout your studies.

Unit 1 - Introduction to Forensic Accounting

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 - Psychology of the Fraudster

This unit covers the following topics:

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

Unit 3 - Fraud Detection Techniques

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 4 - The Investigative Process

This unit covers the following topics:

  • The Investigative Process
  • Plus more

Unit 5 - Gathering Evidence

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 6 - Obtaining and Evaluating Non- Financial Evidence

This unit covers the following topics:

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

Unit 7 - Interviewing Financially Sophisticated Witnesses

This unit covers the following topics:

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

Unit 8 - Fraud Risk Assessment

This unit covers the following topics:

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

Unit 9 - Fraud Prevention

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Fraud Prevention
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Forensic Accounting Level 4

Our endorsed Forensic Accounting Level 4 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, a recognised qualification from a endorsed awarding body could make all the difference. From accountancy workers seeking a new challenge to business owners overseeing their own loss-prevention duties to future entrepreneurs, this exclusive Forensic Accounting Level 4 is packed with extraordinary insights.

Forensic Accounting Level 4

We specialise in dynamic, accessible and affordable distance learning opportunities that are open to candidates on a global basis. Study in your own time and at your own pace, with the ongoing support of your own personally-assigned tutor from start to finish. All 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 Brentwood Open Learning College, a fulfilling and financially-rewarding career in forensic accountancy could be right at your fingertips!


Forensic Accounting

No particular entry requirement.

OPTION-I: Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards

On course completion, learner can claim endorsed certificate by paying £95 accreditation fee+postal charges.

Certificate of course Completion

Soft copy : £15.

Hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25

OPTION-II: CPD Certificate

CPD Standards Office Accredited Certificate can be claimed on course completion, which will be issued in association with Oxford Home Study (PDF format or hard copy)

CPD Accredited Diploma (PDF format)=£30

CPD Accredited Diploma (Hard copy)=£85

Postage Charges:

National £9

International £15

Career path

Forensic Accounting Level 4

Upon successful completion of our Forensic Accounting Level 4, candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • External Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Assurance Manager
  • Financial Assurance Specialist
  • Senior Budget Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Senior General Audit Manager
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Specialist

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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.


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