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The Art & Science of Investigating People & Money©—Behavioral and Financial Forensics

 The Art & Science of Investigating People & Money©—Behavioral and Financial Forensics
CPE Credit

Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Advanced
Prerequisites: Good knowledge of topic and experience in the field.
Advanced Preparation: D.D. Dorrell & G.A. Gadawski (2012). Financial Forensics: Body of Knowledge. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Ramamoorti, S. et al., (2013). A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics: Applying Psychology to Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hours
Fields of Study: Accounting
Item Number: 16PFFCH1116E
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Price: $110.00
Program Description

Starting with the foundation of a systematic and disciplined framework that can be used by forensic operators—the Forensic Accounting/Investigative Methodology (FA/IM)—the presenters will describe novel and advanced forensic accounting techniques. On the behavioral forensics side, recent advances in psychology research on the dark triad of human personalities—narcissists, psychopaths, and Machiavellians—will be explored. Case studies will be used to illustrate applications of these forensic tools and techniques in real world settings.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Describe a variety of financial forensics tools and techniques
- Define the psychology of fraud, and identify relevant human personality traits (behavioral forensics) that are important in the investigation of fraud allegations
- Analyze the contents of leading works and research in this area
- Illustrate the applications of selected forensics tools and techniques
- Summarize how the specialized fields of financial and behavioral forensics are evolving

Who Should Attend

Financial professionals


Darrell D. Dorrell, CPA, ABV, MBA, CVA, ASA, CMA, DABFA, CFF
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: