Dig deeper into the world of investigative accounting by enrolling in the online Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Graduate Certificate at Southern New Hampshire University. Gain an eye for detail with a background in accounting basics and legal concepts while you learn from expert forensic accounting faculty.
The graduate forensic accounting certificate online will prepare you for specific accounting practices, including mergers and acquisitions investigations, tax investigations, economic crime investigations, civil litigation support, specialized audits and terrorism investigations.
SNHU’s graduate forensic accounting certificate online will provide you with the advanced forensic accounting skills you need to succeed in higher-level positions.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your forensic accounting certificate at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates are also required to submit a resume.
Unlike some of our other graduate certificates in accounting, the Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination Graduate Certificate requires 2 years’ experience in the forensic accounting field and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Speak with an admission counselor to learn more.
As one of the fastest growing fields in accounting, according to U.S. News & World Report, forensic accounting combines accounting principles with the detection and prevention of fraud against the government, corporations, organizations and individuals.
The demand for professionals with accounting certificates and accounting degrees is rising, creating a strong job market for those with an accounting background. Accounting and auditing career opportunities are expected to grow 13 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The graduate forensic accounting certificate online will introduce you to a range of advanced forensic accounting and fraud examination topics, including legal aspects of fraud and the role of technology in detection and prevention.
This course will develop the student's understanding of what forensic accounting and fraud examination is and how it pertains to both civil and criminal matters. The student will gain a basic understanding of the characteristics of fraud, fraud prevention and detection, investigative techniques, asset recovery, and the use of information technology in this interesting and growing profession.
This second course in forensic accounting and fraud examination examines the various types of fraud and its impact on the financial information presented. The objective of this course is to identify common fraud schemes and scams. Participants in this course will learn how to review, detect, and investigate possible financial statement fraud by addressing such topics as income smoothing, off balance sheet financing, fictitious sales/revenue, and understatement of liabilities, just to name a few. Various techniques will be used to explore substantive analytical procedures to assess the risks of financial statement fraud.
This third course in forensic accounting and fraud examination will acquaint the participant with interview principles and techniques. Additionally, the participant will be exposed to some of the legal aspects pertaining to the identification and prosecution of fraud.
This fourth course in the Graduate Certificate will provide guidance and knowledge for conducting investigations via machine. The skills of the participant in this course will be strengthened in such areas as identification of the types of public records available to investigate; how to access the public records through databases; navigation of the Internet to find useful material; the use of fraud-related software packages to detect and investigate possible fraudulent activities; and the use of data analysis programs and spreadsheets to detect fraud.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Application Fee ($40), Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
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