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Financial Statements—Written Confessions

 Financial Statements—Written Confessions
CPE Credit

Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: Learning activity level that provides a general review of a subject area from a broad perspective.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) Hour
Fields of Study: Accounting
Item Number: 17PFFCHI0608C
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $80.00
Program Description

This webinar will focus on the key techniques used to assess financial statement veracity for virtually all types of financial statements, including: audits, reviews, compilations, OCBOA, and other bases. Techniques include: CRO, Sloan™ Accruals, Beneish™ TATA, and variations, among others. In addition, financial statement notes analysis via forensic lexicology will be demonstrated. Additional resources will be identified.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Explain the definition of financial forensics/forensic accounting and the fundamental and essential skills necessary to successfully practice
- Identify the key tools, techniques, methods, and methodologies applicable to all areas of practice, including additional sources of information and learning
- List more than two dozen specific examples of tools, techniques, methods, and methodologies
- Differentiate between financial forensics/forensic accounting and fraud, including knowing which courses to avoid, e.g. foundations
- Define why the attendees are more qualified than those who have not attended

Who Should Attend

There are three categories of people who should attend these webinars: they include originators, users, and regulators. Originators include CEOs, CFOs, controllers, income tax return filers, and others. Users include auditors, CPAs, CAs, investors, lenders, professors, executives, and others. Regulators include civil regulators (SEC, IRS, FTC, and others), criminal regulators (FBI, DEA, IRS, state police, international, federal, state, local law enforcement), military (counterterrorism), and others.


Darrell D. Dorrell
Mr. Darrell Dorrell is a founding partner of financialforensics®, a boutique forensic accounting practice in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He practices in civil and criminal matters throughout the United States and has served as an expert witness/consultant in 500+/- matters; additional assignments exceed 1,000+/-. They include alter ego, anti-trust, bankruptcy, breach of contract, estate/gift taxes, family law, fraud, fraudulent conveyance/transfer intellectual property, lost profits, patent, solvency/insolvency, trademark, trade dress, and trade secrets.

A nationally recognized speaker and author, Mr. Dorrell has delivered more than 100 training presentations on forensic accounting related topics during the last five years. His presentations span 23 states (including 12 state CPA societies), Puerto Rico, and Canada. He has provided training to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), American Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bar Association, Oregon Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, American Society of Appraisers (ASA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants® (AICPA®), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®), Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Institute of Management Accountants, International Law Enforcement Auditors Association, SEAK, CPAA International, Inc., AGN, Inc., and Turnaround Management Association.

Mr. Dorrell has published more than 70 articles included in American Journal of Family Law; Business Appraisal Practice; CPA Journal; Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert; Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal; Litigation Counselor; National Litigation Consultants Review; The Value Examiner; RIA’s Valuation Strategies; and the United States Attorneys’ Bulletin. Additionally, he has been cited in Bloomberg Wealth Manager; Business Week; IR Magazine; the Portland Oregonian; the Practical Accountant; and Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, a New York Times best-seller; and authored the forensic accounting chapter in Valuation for Dummies. Also, he has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR); WYNC “RadioLab;” the “Small Business Television” network; and the “First Business News Network Television.”

His financial forensics, forensic accounting, investigative, damages, valuation, fraud, and related expertise is extensive. Most significantly, he developed the Forensic Accounting/Investigation Methodology© (FA/IM©); and he co-authored for the USDOJ the March 2005, Vol. 53 No. 2 issue, Financial Forensics I-Counterterrorism: Conventional Tools for Unconventional Warfare and the May 2005 Vol. 53 No. 3 issue, Financial Forensics II-Forensic Accounting: Counterterrorism Tactical Weaponry. Both issues are available via the public site: