Accounting FraudShort-Term Certificate
The program provides fraud detection skills to those training for accounting careers as well as professionals in accounting, law enforcement and other target industries where there is high potential for financial abuses. This program seamlessly integrates three five credit courses in the Accounting Fraud Certificate. Combined, the courses in this program provide an introduction to the field of fraud examination, the major categories of financial crime - and the legal procedures that are frequently relevant to fraud accounting work. It includes an overview of the general fraud examination methodology and fraud theory approach, and outlines the basics surrounding fraud examination – including criminology related to fraud. You will learn how and why accounting fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. This program covers forensic investigation techniques and provides insight regarding documentary and interview evidence, as well as methods for conducting a successful interview.
Estimated Length of Completion
|Short-Term Certificate||Full Time: 1 (summer only)
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available
Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.
Program Pathway Map
Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer. Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway. Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.
Accounting for Non-Accountants
Course Substitute : Prior accounting course or Instructor permission
Overview of accounting practices, procedures, terminology and concepts needed to understand financial statements and accounting in every day financial transactions. For non-financial individuals and those involved in oversight of financial affairs.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.
Job tests this program will prepare you for:
- Certification by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.
Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.
This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:
- Online: Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.
An introduction to the field of fraud examination. Provides an overview of the general fraud examination methodology and fraud theory approach and outlines the basics surrounding fraud examination including criminology related to fraud. Prereq: prior accounting course or instructor permission.
Introduction to Financial Crimes
Intro to major categories of financial crime and the legal procedures which are frequently relevant to fraud accounting work, including both criminal and civil procedures. Prereq: prior accounting course or instructor permission.
Integrate accounting, auditing, and fraud investigative skills. Using case studies, analyze documents, evaluate internal controls, and trace funds to resolve accounting irregularities with an emphasis on fraudulent financial reporting. Includes indirect methods of reconstructing; income, litigation support, computing commercial and economic damages, and business valuation. Prereq: prior accounting course or instructor permission.