The training program on “Forensic & Investigative Audit Techniques for Auditors” is designed to equip auditors with the knowledge and skills required to conduct effective forensic audits and investigations. In today’s complex business environment, fraud and financial misconduct pose significant risks to organizations. Forensic auditing plays a crucial role in detecting and preventing fraudulent activities, uncovering financial irregularities, and providing evidence for legal proceedings.
During this five-day program, participants will learn the principles and techniques of forensic auditing and investigation. They will explore topics such as fraud detection and prevention, evidence collection and preservation, data analytics, interviewing techniques, and reporting findings. The program will also cover legal and ethical considerations in forensic auditing, as well as the role of auditors in supporting law enforcement agencies and legal proceedings.
- Understand the principles and concepts of forensic auditing and investigative techniques.
- Learn how to detect and prevent fraud and financial misconduct within organizations.
- Develop skills in evidence collection, preservation, and analysis.
- Enhance interviewing techniques and strategies for gathering information during investigations.
- Learn how to prepare and present comprehensive forensic audit reports.
The training program will utilize a combination of interactive lectures, case studies, group discussions, practical exercises, and real-world examples. Experienced facilitators with expertise in forensic auditing and investigation will lead the sessions, providing practical insights and sharing best practices. Participants will engage in hands-on activities, including mock investigations and data analysis exercises. The program will also encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing among participants through networking opportunities and group exercises.
The training program is suitable for auditors, internal auditors, forensic accountants, financial professionals, compliance officers, risk managers, and individuals responsible for conducting audits and investigations within organizations. It is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in forensic auditing or those involved in preventing and detecting fraudulent activities.
Day 1: Introduction to Forensic Auditing and Investigation
- Overview of forensic auditing and its importance in detecting and preventing fraud
- Legal and ethical considerations in forensic auditing
- Role and responsibilities of auditors in conducting forensic audits
- Case studies: Real-life examples of forensic audits and investigations
Day 2: Fraud Detection and Prevention
- Understanding the psychology of fraud and common fraud schemes
- Internal controls and their role in fraud prevention
- Red flags and indicators of potential fraud
- Group exercise: Analyzing and identifying fraud risks in a case study
Day 3: Evidence Collection and Analysis
- Techniques for collecting and preserving evidence
- Digital forensics and data analytics in forensic auditing
- Document examination and analysis
- Case studies: Applying forensic techniques to uncover financial irregularities
Day 4: Interviewing Techniques in Forensic Auditing
- Effective communication and interviewing skills for auditors
- Conducting interviews with suspects, witnesses, and informants
- Detecting deception and obtaining information during interviews
- Role-playing exercise: Conducting a mock interview
Day 5: Reporting and Presenting Findings
- Preparing comprehensive forensic audit reports
- Presenting findings to stakeholders and management
- Supporting law enforcement agencies and legal proceedings
- Group exercise: Developing a forensic audit report based on a case study