Introduction to Forensic Accounting

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June 9, 2021 9:00 am
June 9, 2021 5:15 pm
25 Megaron Street, 2032 Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus   View map
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7 hrs
€220 + VAT


Wednesday 09/06/2021, 09:00-17:15

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As Al Pacino said in the movie The Recruit, “Things are not what you think they are.”


The rapid increase in fraud cases and recent major corporate accounting scandals like Enron, WorldCom, and Bernard Madoff emphasized the importance of forensic accounting in conducting an examination into a company’s financial statements.


Forensic accounting is a challenging discipline which analyses, inspects and examines “the flow of money” along a “paper trail” in the search for fraud, embezzlement, or hidden assets. After all, Forensic Accountants are considered as: “The Sherlock Holmes of the accounting world” (Messmer, Max).


The programme will introduce participants to Forensic Accounting, will cover the reasons behind fraudulent acts, the most important types of Occupational Fraud, basic investigation techniques and measures for prevention.



Programme Objectives


By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:


  • Understand what Forensic Accounting is
  • Learn the reasons behind fraudulent acts
  • Learn the main types of Occupational Fraud
  • Learn how to identify cases of potential fraud in the workplace
  • Analyse and interpret financial information
  • Apply basic investigation techniques
  • Apply basic prevention measures



Chrystalla Kazara (BBA,MBA,AIA,ACCA,CFE)

Chrystalla is a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, an MBA and a Banking Certificate from the American Bankers Association. She is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), member of the Board of Directors of ACFE Cyprus and of the ACFE Global. She is also a member of ICPAC, of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors and of ISACA Cyprus Chapter. She has 20 years of experience in the Banking sector, in two of the largest financial institutions in Cyprus, and has also experience in the Corporate Services sector. Her expertise mainly focuses in Risk Management, Compliance/AML, Corporate Governance, Internal Audit/Controls, Fraud Risk Management and Fraud Investigations. Currently, she is a trainer of professional courses and a business consultant in internal audit and fraud prevention.
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