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ACC8106 Forensic Accounting

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Version produced : 30 December 2013

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

In an environment of increasing corporate collapse many organisations are turning to professionals with forensic investigation skills. Executives and senior management are becoming more aware of the need to incorporate forensic accounting as part of their corporate governance strategy to combat fraud and corruption. This course will provide students with an understanding of how fraud can lead to organisation loss and possible failure. Students will gain appropriate forensic investigation skills and techniques in order to be able to undertake a forensic examination within an organisational context. In addition the course will highlight inadequacies in organisations' control systems and how to adequately design controls to mitigate against fraud. By undertaking this course you will also personally gain skills that allow you to scrutinise published financial statements before making investment decisions.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2012 External