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Monday, February 12, 2018


Online Workshop | Foundations of Financial Forensics Workshop (MAFF® Credentialing Program)

Event Details

Start Date:  2/5/2018 10:00 AM
End Date:  2/9/2018 10:00 AM
Organization Name: Consultants' Training Institute
Contact: Consultants' Training Institute
   Phone: 800-677-2009
Sponsor: NACVA

Time shown above is Mountain Time.


Foundations of Financial Forensics
Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®) Credentialing program

Please Note: This is a 10-day course, dates of all 10 sessions are listed below.

To register, click the “Register Now” button on the right. 
Part 1: Fundamental Forensic Knowledge, Damages, and Valuation

Monday, February 5, 2018
Professional Standards for the Financial Forensic Analyst
CPE: 3 hours
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Initial Considerations for a Financial Forensic Engagement
CPE: 3 hours
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Laws, Courts, and Dispute Resolution
CPE: 3 hours
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Expert Depositions and Testimony
CPE: 3 hours
Friday, February 9, 2018
Economic Damages Calculations
CPE: 3 hours

Part 2: Practical Approaches to Financial Forensic Engagements

Monday, February 26, 2018
Personal Damages
CPE: 3 hours
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Family Law
CPE: 3 hours
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
CPE: 3 hours
Thursday, March 1, 2018
CPE: 3 hours
Friday, March 2, 2018
Computer Forensic Analysis
CPE: 3 hours
Program Description

Unlike most financial forensics training that tends to be general in scope, the Foundations of Financial Forensics Workshop provides attendees with an understanding of the professional responsibilities and legal underpinnings necessary to providing credible financial forensics services along with an overview of the highest growth areas of financial forensics practice. The nationally recognized and seasoned financial forensic experts who teach the program also dive into the methodologies and approaches for calculating damages, financial investigative and forensic accounting techniques, skills development for communicating with judges, attorneys, and juries, and practice building strategies that are being employed by successful and emerging financial forensic analysts. Training and certification in this field will greatly assist CPAs and other financial experts to build their practice in this rapidly growing financial consulting niche. The workshop teaches to the body of knowledge for financial forensics and prepares attendees to achieve the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®) credential. MAFF candidates can fulfill the foundational experience prerequisite with attendance at this workshop.  

Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the methodologies and approaches in a specialty area of financial forensics and how to integrate them in related proceedings
  • Differentiate between generally accepted financial forensic methodologies
  • Identify the elements of a report that meet the demands of the legal system
  • Recognize and avoid pitfalls of incorporating financial evidence in a legal proceeding
  • Recognize, implement, and apply legal concepts protocol to financial expert engagements
  • Identify the responsibilities of an expert, from retention through resolution of the proceeding
  • Specify the basics of the legal system and professional standards
  • Distinguish between the role of the financial forensics analyst as a testifying and/or consulting expert
  • Determine the conceptual types of lost profits, measures of loss, and methods to calculate lost profits
  • Distinguish between the different types of specific financial forensic engagements
  • Formulate effective and defensible lost profits and damages models in the context of litigation
  • Explain the role of the financial forensics analyst in the investigation, standard of care, and determination of damages
  • Employ proven techniques of practice management applicable to the financial forensics practice

Who Should Attend 

CPAs, valuation experts, economists, and other financial professionals who render services designed to assist in the resolution of legal disputes involving financial matters. This training is geared toward the seasoned practitioner and utilizes state-of-the-art training techniques to maximize learning and retention. Less seasoned practitioners have much to gain also, because this training—challenging as it is—will broaden their perspectives and tune their skills for working effectively with legal professionals. 

CPE Credit

Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Previous training or research on subject matter being taught.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Three (3) Hours per day
Fields of Study: Accounting, Auditing, Behavioral Ethics, Business Law, Communications and Marketing, Information Technogy, Economics, Finance, Management Services, Regulatory Ethics, Taxes

Non-Member package: $2,195
Member package: $2,015
(Includes 10-part webinar series and MAFF® Certification Exam)

10% Early Registration Discount Available through January 31, 2018.

To register for these webinars a la carte, without pursing the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®), click on the links below.

Part 1: Fundamental Forensic Knowledge, Damages, and Valuation February 5–9

Part 2: Practical Approaches to Financial Forensic Engagements February 26–March 2

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed:   2/5/2018 10:00 AM

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