ACC601: Current Topics in Forensic Accounting

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Course Overview

This course investigates public and private sources that provide information on current issues in forensic accounting and fraud examination. Students will explore online and print resources, simultaneously discussing current issues and the value of the sources themselves. Sources examined include:

  • National Association of State Boards of Accountants (NASBA) and selected state boards of accountancy
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

The course project is a Forensic Accounting Resource Guide: Keeping Knowledge Current. Students will develop a resource guide in which they evaluate valuable sources of forensic accounting information and the content they provide. The guide will serve as a reference after graduation that can be updated and used throughout their careers in forensic accounting.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Locate current forensic accounting content and resources available from a myriad of public and private sources.
  • Discuss the forensic accounting content and resources gathered, comparing results.
  • Analyze specific cases and current events related to forensic accounting gathered through research.
  • Evaluate the forensic accounting content and resources accessed, summarizing them for future reference.

Course Prerequisites