Accounting Fraud Certificate
Description
View printer-friendly version This certificate provides students with an overview of detection and prevention of financial fraud, financial abuse and economic crime. Topics include money laundering, bribery and kickback schemes, retail loss prevention, investment swindles, securities fraud and Ponzi schemes, health care and Medicare/Medicaid fraud, inventory fraud, insurance fraud, and other accounting fraud. Additionally, the curriculum includes case studies and discussions on preventative methods, effective internal control, and corporate culture and ethics. Instructional material includes videos of actual financial crimes, interviews with perpetrators, record reconstruction and presentations by experts
Learning Outcomes
  • Explain how and why occupational fraud is committed
  • Identify categories of financial statement fraud
  • Identify how fraudulent conduct may be deterred
  • Explain methods used by fraudsters to conceal fraud
  • Demonstrate how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved
Prerequisites
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Accounting Fraud Certificate Prerequisites: ACCT 200, or any ACCT course, or instructor permission Note:Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.
Curriculum

Program Requirements

Course Number

Certificate Requirements (15 credits)

Credit Hours

ACCT272

Fraud Examination

5

ACCT273

Introduction to Financial Criminology

5

ACCT274

Forensic Accounting

5

Total Credits
15
Total Credits -- Minimum
15.00
Sequence
This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program. 1st quarter: ACCT 272 2nd quarter: ACCT 273 3rd quarter: ACCT 274
Sequence Type
Suggested
Notes

What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • Special Agent
  • Investigator
  • Certified Fraud Examiner

Wages, employment trends and pathways

Program Contacts:             
Joseph (Joe) Smith          
(206)-934-4525                 
joseph.smith@seattlecolleges.edu                                                                        

Lauren Psomostithis                                                      
lauren.psomostithis@seattlecolleges.edu

NSC Advising:                                                                    
(206) 934-3658                   
https://resources.northseattle.edu/advising

Program Website:           
https://resources.northseattle.edu/certificates/accounting-fraud-certificate

 

Effective beginning: Fall 2015 
Accounting Fraud Certificate
505L / 43.0177