Introduction to Forensic Accounting Webcast [ITFA]

Jul 21, 2021
Time: 12:30pm - 4:00pm


Accounting & Auditing

Credit Hours:



Member: $125.00
Non-member: $225.00

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Discussion Leader:

William (Bill) I. Eskin, CPA    more info

William (Bill) I. Eskin, CPA is very active in the accounting, auditing, tax, and fraud investigation fields in general, and the construction and real estate industries in particular, where he may be best known for identifying and proving CPA malpractice. Recently, he had five books published: Construction Contractors – Real-World Guide to Accounting and Auditing, Critical Issues Involving Taxation of Construction Contractors, Real Estate Tax Boot Camp, Real Estate Taxation: Critical Considerations, and Taking Advantage of Installment Sales and Like-Kind Exchanges. Previously, Bill had been the Director of Financial Analysis and Investigation for the world’s largest surety group. His professional experience also includes more than 12 years of experience working for various CPA firms where he specialized in construction, real estate, litigation support, and other services. He has been a discussion leader for various organizations where he has taught numerous courses, presentations, and webinars. Bill has been awarded the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award every year for the past 11 years. He has also been a featured speaker at the AICPA National Construction Conference and various state CPA annual conferences.

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Website registration for this course closes on July 20, 2021. To register after this date please contact the society at or 907-562-4334.

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Introduction to Forensic Accounting Webcast (ITFA)

July 21st, 2021

Forensic accounting encompasses fraud investigation and prevention, as well as a wide variety of functions in litigation. Forensic accountants provide services ranging from serving as an expert witness, to litigation consultant and bankruptcy trustee. As our economy grows more complex, the need for forensic accountants grows as well. One critical role of the forensic accountant is exposing and examining financial fraud. Technology expands the way companies conduct business; however, technology also provides greater opportunities for those willing to commit fraud. Forensic accountants rely on their skills in accounting, coupled with their investigative skills, to explain to clients, courts, and jurors how fraudulent schemes occur and the effect caused by fraud. Forensic accountants also provide expert opinions in calculating damages in litigation and administering bankruptcy estates, as well as a host of other services.

Major Topics Covered:
-Review of the different aspects of forensic accounting
-The civil litigation process as it relates to forensic accounting
-Litigation services provided by forensic accountants
-Fraud detection and prevention
-Various types of fraud
-Training and certifications in forensic accounting
-Forensic accounting in bankruptcy proceedings
-Forensic accounting in family law proceedings
-Calculating damages for use in litigation
-Ethical issues pertinent to forensic accounting

Learning Objectives:
-Understand the various roles and requirements of forensic accountants
-Recognize the skills that forensic accountants use in fraud investigation, in bankruptcy proceedings, and in litigation support roles
-Understand the formal training and certifications available in forensic accounting

Designed For:
Accountants seeking to understand the many roles and services offered through forensic accounting and accountants seeking to augment their practices and increase billables.

CPE Credits: 4, Accounting & Auditing

Level of Knowledge: Basic

Prerequisite: Experience with individual and business clients.

Acronym: ITFA

Discussion Leader: William (Bill) I. Eskin, CPA