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Forensic Accounting Academy©

Consultants' Training Institute
Co-Sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® Financial Forensics Academy™, and financialforensics®

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The Art & Science of Investigating People & Money©

Despite the chronic and compelling need for financial forensics and forensic accounting expertise, the accounting and financial professions have yet to embrace or even offer a cogent and comprehensive forensic accounting tools-based methodology. That deficiency has plagued our economy…until now. The Forensic Accounting Academy© (Academy) is the most all-inclusive training in forensic accounting available to date. The intensive and hands-on, four-day Academy provides a one-stop source of 300+ tools, techniques, methods, and methodologies applicable to virtually any large or small financial matter, whether civil, criminal, or dispute, and defines the financial forensics/forensic accounting profession: “The Art & Science of Investigating People & Money©.”

The Academy content is designed for both financial and non-financial professionals who require sophisticated investigative and analytical skills to stay abreast of increasing civil and criminal wrongdoer treachery. Advanced skills are essential as people and money resources diminish. Those who complete the Academy become qualified as Forensic Operators©—financial forensics-capable personnel who possess unique and specific skills, knowledge, experience, education, training, and integrity beyond the mere financial realm.

The Academy centers around the Forensic Accounting Investigation Methodology© (FAIM©), a proprietary Internet-based hyperlinked methodology which delivers immediately useable and practical skills—NOT theory—that attendees will immediately deploy upon return to their responsibilities. The 300+ financial forensics/forensic accounting tools, techniques, methods, and methodologies are offered nowhere else and in no other programs throughout the U.S. FAIM© is the only financial forensics/forensic accounting methodology published by the United States Department of Justice and the American Bar Association.

As part of your study material, you will receive a complimentary copy of Financial Forensics Body of Knowledge.

FAIM Process Map

How You Will Benefit

After completing this academy, attendees will be able to:

  • Establish financial forensics/forensic accounting as the financial “supra” discipline
  • Differentiate forensic accounting from mere “fraud” analysis
  • Determine appropriate methods and tools for interviewing, interrogation, and behavior detection skills
  • Discern the characteristics and the behavior of virtually any data set under investigation
  • Identify and integrate proven and effective forensic accounting skills in your practice

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What You Will Cover

Day 1: Differentiate and Demonstrate Forensic Accounting Mind-Set

  • Identify technical reference sources
  • Compare and contrast industry sources
  • Demonstrate phases, stages, and actions

Day 2: Behavior Detection

  • Detect and avoid threatening behaviors
  • Illustrate the CICO method of behavior detection
  • Deploy the run/hide/fight/swarm response to terrorism
  • Detect when someone is lying to you
  • Live class practice sessions
Day 3: Intermediate and Advanced Techniques of Forensic Financial Analysis

  • Describe and apply the five key attributes of forensic financial analysis
  • Explain the elements of aberrations and variability within data sets, financial or otherwise
  • Apply 20–25 foundational techniques as the springboard to deploying the remaining 300+ techniques
  • Live class practice sessions

Day 4: Executing Critical Forensic Techniques

  • Train others in your organization with respect to the foundational techniques
  • Identify your professional responsibilities regardless of financial or non-financial responsibilities
  • Implement a continuous means of maintaining technical currency as new tools, techniques, methods, and methodologies are formalized
  • Live class practice sessions

Who Should Attend
This primer is ideal for CPAs, law enforcement (federal, state, local), regulators, investigators, agents, attorneys, prosecutors, business advisors, bankers, fiduciaries, and business owners—in short, those who may not intend to focus a practice on financial forensics, yet want to understand the applicability of the discipline in their pursuits.

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For dates and locations contact Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009 or For additional Forensic Accounting training resources please visit our CPE On-Demand library featuring recorded webinars on Forensic Accounting topics.

This academy is paperless (except printed book).  Attendees will be provided a link to course material that will be used during the course, so attendees will need a laptop with Internet access.  The CTI will provide electric power and Internet access, but will not provide laptops.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mobile wireless modem or hotspot device.

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Pricing (Before Early Registration Discount)


Four-day Academy (32 Hrs CPE) $2,600 $2,340

CPE Hours
Delivery Method Group-Live
Program Level Intermediate
Advanced Preparation None
Prerequisites Previous training or research on subject matter being taught. 
Fields of Study Accounting 10
  Auditing 8
  Behavioral Ethics 2
  Business Law 2
  Communications and Marketing 3
  Management Services 4
  Regulatory Ethics 2
  Taxes 1
Total CPE Hours   32

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