Forensic accountants possess specialized accounting skills. They utilize investigative, auditing, and accounting skills to analyze an organization’s financial statements while investigating fraud. Forensic accounting must be thorough and accurate since findings are often presented in court or before administrative review panels. Forensic is a word that means appropriate to use within a courtroom, so forensic accountants must be thorough and accurate when fulfilling their job responsibilities. These specialists are also known as forensic investigative auditors or forensic auditors. Forensic accountants often offer expert testimony in court and pass evidence to attorneys and law enforcement officials.
Interested in becoming a forensic auditor?
Try one of these courses
- Corporate Investigations (Investigative Auditing) Certificate
- Criminal Procedure Short Course
- Problem Solving and Statistical Methods Short Course
Last updated: October 25th 2016