Follow the money with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting
In the wake of scandals such as Madoff, Wells Fargo, Enron and others, the demand for Forensic Accountants has grown about 20% per year. It is estimated by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners that approximately 5% annual revenue around the world is lost to fraud.
Forensic accountants generally enjoy a 31% income premium over their peers. There are two main certification options for Forensic Accountants, the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics). This certificate assists students in passing those examinations.
What you need to know
Forensic accountants investigate and prevent white-collar criminal activity in the financial and banking sectors. They combine their accounting knowledge with investigative skills in various litigation support. Forensic accountants also have the knowledge to assist in development of corporate accounting systems and risk assessment to help prevent fraud. They are employed by public accounting firms, corporations, and governmental units.
Coursework in the Forensic Accounting Certificate is designed to allow students to develop knowledge and skills in investigative accounting and fraud prevention. Our contemporary program combines traditional auditing principals with information security and data analysis techniques to provide students with advanced forensics training.
- This certificate requires a minimum of 9 credits of coursework.
- Prerequisite: Intermediate Accounting I
- Open to any major