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    Forensic Accounting

    CVA designation

    Another designation in the forensic accounting field is the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation. The CVA designation demonstrates that the holder has knowledge and experience conducting business valuations. CVAâ??s work on business valuation and economic damage reports for business, tax and litigation purposes. Th

    Benefits of the CFF credential

    Overview In May 2008, the AICPA's governing Council authorized the creation of a new CPA specialty credential in forensic accounting. The credential, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), combines specialized forensic accounting expertise with the core knowledge and skills that make CPAs among the most trusted business adv

    The Certified Fraud Examiner Designation

    One of the most often obtained professional designations in forensic accounting is the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation. The CFE designation is granted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Their website is http://www.acfe.com). The CFE designation demonstrates that the holder has experience and knowledge in

    Economic damage awards

    Many forensic accounts calculate and testify on economic damage awards. These could be a result of personal injury litigation, insurance claims litigation, wrongful termination litigation, wrongful death litigation, etc. Also economic damage calculations are used in antitrust litigation. What aspects of this type of practice mig

    Forensic accountants investigating frauds in businesses

    Forensic accountants are hired to investigate fraud in businesses. This could include asset misappropriation, corruption and financial statement manipulation. They can be involved in both civil and criminal fraud cases. Prospective employers for fraud investigations include the courts, government entities, businesses, not for pr

    Qui Tam Litigation/Whistleblowers

    Forensic accountants often get involved in Qui Tam litigation brought under the Federal False Claims Act. The whistleblowers who file the litigation on behalf of the U.S. Government can receive up to 30% of the amount recovered. Looking on the internet what are your opinions of this type of practice?

    Divorce/Forensic accountants

    It is estimated that more than 60% of all marriages end in divorce. Forensic accountants are hired in divorce cases to value marital assets, calculate and testify to the reasonableness of alimony or support payments, determine cash flow from business operations, and search for hidden assets. Divorce often brings out the worst in

    Analysis of "The Importance Of Timing"

    I need help in understanding what is the: Scope of the accounting fraud examination, factors aiding the examination, and limitations on the examination of the below case. Thanks!! ------------------ CASE STUDY: THE IMPORTANCE OF TIMING What about a scheme in which nobody gets any money? One that was never intended to

    Issues related to forensic analysis - computer design

    Discuss the issues related to forensic analysis in regards to computer design, according to Trusted Computing Group specifications (You may also discuss this issue with application to Windows Vista). Provide references.

    Recruit for a forensic examiner position.

    What are some internal and external ways that you could recruit for a forensic examiner position. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each recruiting method for the job?


    How common is it for an individual to be wrongfully convicted in our criminal justice system? Does the criminal justice system have adequate protections in place minimizing the risk that innocent people could get put behind bars or even executed? What additional protections would you recommend?

    Elements of the Fraud Triangle

    Answer the two questions below after reading the following example: Jim was just hired as a new employee at Beehive Credit Union. Beehive was known for its impeccable controls and friendly employees. Jim was hired on as a new teller and assumed his new job with the company would help him receive a mortgage loan for his ne